Hotspots and Filtering

Internet content filtering for FCPS WiFi hotspots and devices has many valuable applications. It can be used to mitigate the risk from web-borne threats, and create a student-friendly browsing experience.

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  • Provider: AT&T
  • Plan: Unlimited data, can throttle to slower speed after 22GB usage/month.
  • CIPA Content Filter: Yes
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  • Provider: T-Mobile
  • Plan: Unlimited data, can throttle to slower speed after 50GB usage/month.
  • CIPA Content Filter: Yes
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Content Filtering

Content Filtering

Content filtering technologies ­ensure compliance with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) while also protecting students and district resources from exposure to harmful content. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools and districts that receive funding for telecommunications technology via the E-Rate program. CIPA specifies that schools must have an Internet safety policy with technology protection measures “that block or filter Internet access to ­pictures that are obscene, child ­pornography or harmful to minors”.

Do the hotspots use content filtering?

All hotspots provided by FCPS include CIPA compliant content filtering. Each service provider has their own content filter solution that allows different levels of management by FCPS. It is possible for one vendor hotspot to block content that another allows to be accessed.

Each vendor’s content filter will display a message when a website is blocked by the content filter.

 

Do devices (Chromebooks, Windows laptops) that students take home have content filtering?

Any device that is allowed to go home with a student will include CIPA compliant content filtering. Both Chromebooks and Windows laptops use Relay by Lightspeed Systems.

The Relay filter displays an error page when attempting to access a website/page that is considered inapprorpriate.