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Keep DOPA Out of Schools

SethF sets the Deleting Online Predators Act in historical context.  Like CIPA, this bill would condition certain government funding for schools and libraries on the adoption of censorware — but this bill goes even further, targeting myriad communication tools including but not exclusively social networking. In its recent testimony, the ALA concisely explains the bill’s many problems.  The comments to this post are also instructive.  As the ALA points out, there are many reasons for kids to use online communication tools in the classroom or library, and here’s a heart-string pulling anecdote to cement the point (via Sivacracy).

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