Technology can result in greater online safety, but only when combined with training, education, and the flexibility to use it sensibly, according to educators, experts, and private citizens who weighed in on the effectiveness of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), a law that requires eRate-funded schools to use a technology protection measure to keep kids safe online.

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) invited comments from the public to evaluate whether currently available internet filtering technologies and safety policies adequately address the needs of schools.

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