Get rid of the Child Internet Protection Act
In the schools that can afford laptops for their students, this act makes these once handy pieces of technology into golden bricks. Students complain about having educational sites blocked. Facebook is banned as well, but Facebook has been proven to promote collaboration between students. In addition, when the sites are blocked at home, is this not invasion of privacy? Students should have the right to browse the internet how they like at home, and this useless act prevents that.
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S Adams commented
Even with the tight bans at school sites it is fairly common to get a flood in of *** responses with certain keywords, or search terms. Found this out with multiple "oopses" when my Health classes began researching topics for semester projects I assigned them. Several sites they pulled up were very sexually graphic and/or depicted violence, s&m, etc...
Also how can we stop mates, or even family members from setting controls on those of us who are not under 18? It's happened to me and was not very easy to undo once it was done.
Government agencies have their plates full enough and I agree they should relax many of these censoring type rules somewhat. Well, except where child exploitation is suspected; in which cases I support the rules to track and arrest these criminals %200. Whatever it takes to weed out these perverts, and predators using Internet to lure the young, or vulnerable into their webs. Hang them high are my sentiments there!