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Free CIPA Filtering – CyberReef Cares

Free CIPA Offer – CyberReef Cares

CyberReef cares about the health of our local communities. Communities’ physical AND educational health. Since more school closures are expected due to coronavirus concerns, students will be completing their coursework online at home. The problem: Up to 6-7 million US schoolchildren do not have internet access at home, leaving them at a disadvantage with schoolchildren that do.

Many of our service providers and partners provide wonderful programs that aim to eliminate this digital divide.

Internet Access During School Closures

Internet access during school closures is something CyberReef stands behind, as we want to ensure schoolchildren are not left behind during off-site schooling. To that end, CyberReef is offering to provide free CIPA filtering to impacted school districts for 6 months. Must sign up by June 30, 2020, to receive this offer. Schools will need to work with their current carrier for mobile services and hardware. However, to accommodate legally required child internet safety standards, CIPA filtering is required for all school devices, such as MiFi routers, that are sent home.

How to Obtain Free CIPA Filtering

Your school district or library will need to work with their carrier to see how internet service and devices will be provided. Many school districts and libraries provide free home internet access to disadvantaged children. We can help answer the questions you need to ask. Contact us with your questions on obtaining Free CIPA filtering.
CyberReef CIPA filtering is available throughout most of the US and on most major carriers. Filtering services are free for 6 months. Participants must apply by June 30, 2020 to receive free CIPA filtering. There is a nominal $12 one-time setup fee per line. We are donating these filtering services for six months, because CyberReef is committed to making sure that children without internet services aren’t left behind during school closures.

KIDS (Kids Internet Defense Shield) Overview:
• Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliant filtering
• Network level filtering, no local client required on device, no app to install
• Can be applied to any carrier existing or new rate plans
• Built on Private Network making data more secure off the public domain

We’re keen on making this work for your organization! Have your school administrator contact us to answer any questions about our filtering, this offer, or tips on how they can arrange internet service with their providers for those children without home internet during this trying time.

Comments (3)

  1. March 26, 2020

    […] time of COVID-19, it can be difficult to navigate the many changes coming your way. By offering our CIPA filtering free of charge, we are doing our part to ensure that every child has the safe access they need to perform their […]

  2. March 30, 2020

    […] CyberReef is offering FREE Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) filtering for 6 months to assist in providing safe learning environments for students in our communities working remotely in digital classrooms due to school closures. Learn more. […]

  3. May 13, 2020

    […] rates and cheaper plans for low-income families (while CyberReef does its part by providing free CIPA filtering). Families that are doing well can consider donating devices to their school for other children […]

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