Note: The policy does not require that students practice the responsible social networking behaviors that they are taught. However, the best way to teach the concepts is through hands-on practice. Nimbus is now available as an educational platform to teacher responsible social networking in an educational setting.
The change is a result of Congress passing the “Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act” in 2008, which was an amendment to Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The FCC took several years to interpret the new legal requirements for CIPA and finally came out with new order (FCC 11-125) that mandates the education of online behavior to be taught in school in order to meet CIPA (required for E-Rate.)