Sunday, July 27, 2014

Filtering harm report

Over-Filtering in Schools and Libraries Harms Education
Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to a recent report. CIPA requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ Internet-filtering software to receive certain federal funding. Schools that over-filter restrict students from learning key digital readiness skills that are vital for the rest of their lives. Over-blocking in schools hampers students from developing their online presence and fully understanding the extent and permanence of their digital footprint.
American Library Association. (2014).  Fencing out knowledge: Impacts of the Children's Protectoin Act 10 years later. Chicago: ALA.

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