Web filtering for K12 schools refers to the process of restricting access to certain websites and online content in order to protect students from potentially harmful or inappropriate material. The filtering is typically done by using software that blocks access to certain categories of websites, such as adult content, gambling, and social media.
The purpose of web filtering is to create a safe and secure online environment for students to learn and explore the internet. By filtering out harmful or distracting content, schools can reduce the risk of cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate content, and other online dangers.
Web filtering can also help schools comply with federal and state laws, such as the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires schools to implement internet safety policies and filtering technology to protect students from harmful online content.