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Internet Safety and Kids - Finally Something that Makes Sense!
Posted by Lori Ayre on October 19, 2008
Rather than relying on filters (which we've established are far from perfect, even in the best cases), the Senate has finally come up with an approach that makes some sense: Broadband Data Improvement Act (S.1492). Imagine this....educate the children to be intelligent Internet users!
According to an article in eSchool News "schools receiving e-Rate discounts on their telecommunications services and internet access soon will have to educate their students about online safety, sexual predators, and cyber bullying." The bill requires the FTC to "carry out a national public awareness program focused on educating children how to use the internet in safe and responsible ways."
Hooray for seeing the value of Internet Literacy!