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    Can someone please tell me what an internet filter is required to
do?  What, specifically,  are schools required to block under CIPA, the
Children's Internet Protection Act?  My district is now in the process
of switching filters, again.  Many, student appropriate, sites are now
being blocked.  We have been told by the district technology director
that this is because of the new filter's system of categorizing sites.
So far I have seen nothing blocked as either pornography or for sexual
content, only for games, hobbies, free sites, advertising, etc.  Does
CIPA require this?  So far today this filter has trashed one teacher's
lesson plan and given another an anxiety attack.  Does CIPA require that
the internet be made "safe" for students, or that they be provided a
safe environment?  Does NCLB require filters, or does my director of
technology have his laws confused?  Are all web sites bad until proven good?


Don Korte

Library Media Specialist
Columbus Middle School
Columbus, Ne 68601


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