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Now that I have my two books completed one of the tasks on my "to do" list
is to write an article on the legal issues of this. I will let you know.

Watch out for categories that block access to controversial materials --
especially sexual orientation, safe sex, and non-traditional religion.

In my opinion all librarians should ability and authority to temporarily
override the filter to provide access. And I think this is a requirement
under the language of the Supreme Court in the CIPA case.


> Date:    Wed, 31 Jan 2007 08:45:54 -0500
> From:    Meg Sayago <sayagom@GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: TARGET: Filtering policies?
> I am dealing with a filtering issue at my school and I was wondering how
> many of your schools have Board approved policies outlining criteria for
> what categories/sites are blocked through your filter.  We as librarians
> generally have Material Selection Policies that guide our decisions and I am
> looking for a similar thing for web filtering.  Also, do you have a
> procedure for what to do if someone requests that something be blocked or
> unblocked--similar to when a book is challenged?
> Thanks for your help.
> Meg
> -- 
> Meg Sayago, Librarian
> Lehigh Valley Academy
> Bethlehem, PA

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social
Aggression, Threats, and Distress. New edition, published by Research Press.

Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the
Internet Safely and Responsibly. Jossey-Bass (March 16, 2007)

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