Get Internet Porn Out of Our Public Library

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Get Internet Porn Out of Our Public Library Did You Know? *Our Public Library

Get Internet Porn Out of Our Public Library Did You Know? *Our Public Library Does NOT and LIKELY WILL NOT Filter Pornography? *Porn Criminals Have Already Endangered Our Children in the Library? *You Can Help Protect Children From Future Criminal Activity? : Get the Facts Here: www. plan 2 succeed. org

Former Attorney General Ed Meese, 9/29/03 Today Show discussion of the USA Patriot Act.

Former Attorney General Ed Meese, 9/29/03 Today Show discussion of the USA Patriot Act. “I think librarians, unfortunately, some of them at least, are more interested in allowing pornography to go to children than they are fighting terrorism. ” “Children who use the Internet unsupervised may be exposed to inappropriate or disturbing information and images. ” 1 “The Internet. . . enables access to ideas, information, images and commentary beyond the confines of the Library's collection, mission, selection criteria and collection development policies. Because of this … the Library cannot protect individuals from information and images which they might find offensive or disturbing. Library staff cannot consistently and effectively monitor the public's use of the Internet. ” 1 “The Library affirms the. . . rights as delineated in the American Library Association's Bill of Rights in Cyberspace: Electronic information. . . should be … accessible to all library users. Libraries … should not deny or limit access to information available via electronic resources because of its controversial content. … Responsibility for, and any restriction of, a child's use of the Internet rests solely with his or her parents or legal guardians. ” 1 “A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of. . . Age. ” 2 http: //www. ala. org/work/freedom/lbr. html “Major barriers between students and resources include. . . imposing age. . . restrictions on. . . access to electronic information. …” 2 http: //www. ala. org/alaorg/oif/accmedia. html “Why should libraries extend access to electronic information resources to minors? Those libraries with a mission that includes service to minors should make available to them a full range of information necessary to become thinking adults and the informed electorate envisioned in the Constitution. The opportunity to participate responsibly in the electronic arena is also vital for nurturing the information literacy skills demanded by the Information Age. Librarians need to remember that minors also possess First Amendment rights. Only parents and legal guardians have the right and responsibility to restrict their children’s—and only their own children’s— access to any electronic resource. ” 2 http: //www. ala. org/alaorg/oif_q&a. html 1 Long Hill Township Public Library Internet Policy at http: //www. gti. net/lhtlib/policy. htm 2 American Library Association at http: //www. ala. org Dangerous Access, 2000 Edition: Uncovering Internet Pornography in America’s Libraries. http: //www. copacommission. org/papers/bi 063. pdf In Their Own Words: “ 2. 5% of Internet use in public libraries is probably for pornographic purposes. ” Our Public Library and the ALA