KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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Here we go again...

Remember the idiotic and over-sweeping attempt to force schools and public libraries to block social networking sites? That bill died in the Senate, but now the state of Illinois is looking at an even broader prohibition. All schools and public libraries would be required to block all social networking sites on *all* their computers, not just the ones that children are using.

What's a social network site? The bill doesn't say. And that's part of the problem.

But wait! Another Illinois state legislator introduced a rival bill that proposes programs to educate students about Internet safety and security. What, you mean we should teach kids how to use a powerful tool that carries some risks rather than banning them from it's use entirely? What a novel idea.

Let us hope that, in Illinois, sanity will prevail.
Tags: civil rights, internet, librarian, politics
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