How HonkerNet is filtered.

Here's the list of categories we currently have listed in our web filter:

Adult Entertainment






Sexuality Militancy




This is in accordance to the Child Internet Protection Act these measures are in place to protect your children from inappropriate material on school computers.

Overview of the Children's Internet Protection Act

Full text can be viewed at http://ifea.net/cipa.html


  • Must have an approved Internet Safety Policy

  • Must have at least one public hearing on proposed Policy

  • Local control over Policy, government may not intervene

  • Policy must be made available to the Commission for review

  • Must have a technology measure in place to enforce Policy

  • Technology measure limited to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors

  • Monitoring is required, but there is a privacy loophole


  • Takes effect in 120 days.

  • The first program year we are required to certify that we are taking actions to put in place an Internet safety policy

  • After the first year, we are required to be in compliance

Significant Sections:

Definitions: SEC 1703(1)

  1. Technology protection measure -- means a specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are--
    (A) obscene, as that term is defined in section 1460 of title 18, US Code
    (B) child pornography, as defined in section 2256 of title 18, US Code
    (C) harmful to minors

  2. Harmful to minors -- means any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that-
    (A) taken as a while and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion
    (B) depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals
    (C) taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value as to minors

  3. Sexual act; sexual contact -- have the meanings given such terms in sections 2246 of title 18, US Code.

Disabling: : SEC 1703 (2)(B)(i-ii)

An Administrator, supervisor,or person authorized by the responsible authority may disable the technology protection measure concerned to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.

Definitions: SEC 1703 (5)

  • COMPUTER -- The term 'computer' includes any hardware, software, software, or other technology attached or connected to, installed in, or otherwise used in connection with a computer.

  • ACCESS TO INTERNET -- A computer shall be considered to have access to the Internet if such computer is equipped with a modem or is connected to a computer network which has access to the Internet.

SEC 1721. Requirements for schools and libraries to enforce Internet safety policies with technology protection measures for computers with Internet access as condition of universal service discounts

To received Erate funds, you must:

  • Submit certification to the Commission that an Internet safety policy has been adopted and implemented

  • Ensure the use of such computers in accordance with the certifications

  • Have a public hearing or meeting to address the proposed Internet safety policy

  • Enforcing the policy of Internet safety for minors must include monitoring the online activities of minors and the operation of a technology protection measure to protect against access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors.

SEC 1732. Internet safety policy required

Adopt and implement an Internet safety policy that addresses:

  • Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web

  • The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications

  • Unauthorized access, including so-called 'hacking', and other unlawful activities by minors online

  • Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors

  • Measures designed to restrict minor's access to materials harmful to minors

  • Provide reasonable public notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposed Internet

  • Safety policy. The notice and hearing required may be limited to those members of the public with a relationship to the school.

Local determination of content -- a determination regarding what matter is inappropriate for minors shall be made by the school board, local educational agency, library, or other authority responsible for making the determination. No agency or instrumentality of the US Government may:

  • Establish criteria for making such determination

  • Review the determination made by the certifying school, board, educational agency, library, or other authority

  • Consider the criteria employed by the certifying school, board, educational agency, library, or other authority any inconvenience is unfortunate