NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
June 3, 2002
Contact: Clyde Ensslin or
Ranjit de Silva, 202-482-7002
NTIA Invites Comments Evaluating Effectiveness of Technology and Policies Protecting Children's Safety on the Internet 

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has initiated a notice and comment proceeding to evaluate whether currently available Internet blocking or filtering technology measures adequately address the needs of educational institutions and to evaluate the effectiveness of children's Internet safety policies. 

Section 1703 of the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 (CIPA) directs NTIA to examine the following issues:

  • Whether currently available technology protection measures adequately address the needs of educational institutions in protecting children's safety on the Internet;
  • How to foster development of measures that meet such needs;
  • The development and effectiveness of local Internet safety policies currently in operation after community input.
Information about how to submit comments is included in the Federal Register notice located at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/frnotices/2002/cipa_52202.htm

NTIA will use the comments as a basis for recommendations to Congress on how to foster the development of technology protection measures that meet the needs of educational institutions.

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