The ICRA was an international non-profit organization with offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, which aimed to create a safer internet for users by developing and implementing an internationally accepted rating and filtering system for internet content. Its mission was to help internet users find the content they want, trust what they find, and filter out what they do not want for themselves or their children.
ICRA and FOSI
The ICRA was established under the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), which is a nonprofit organization that brings together global leaders in the technology industry to develop and promote safer internet practices. The ICRA Questionnaire was a descriptive vocabulary that content providers used to label their websites based on specific criteria. The ICRA then created a small file containing the labels, linked to content on one or more domains to indicate their content’s maturity level.
The End of ICRA
In October 2010, the ICRA rating system and organization were dissolved, and their website was taken down. Since then, there has been no new development for the ICRA system.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What was ICRA?
ICRA was an international nonprofit organization established to develop and implement a rating and filtering system for internet content to create a safer internet.
What was ICRA’s mission?
The mission of ICRA was to help internet users find the content they want, trust what they find, and filter out what they do not want for themselves or their children.
When did ICRA dissolve?
The ICRA rating system and organization were dissolved in October 2010.
The ICRA played a significant role in creating a safer internet for users by developing a rating and filtering system. Although ICRA dissolved in 2010, its previous efforts continue to serve today’s internet safety needs.