Banned Websites Awareness Day

On September 28, 2011, the American Association of School Librarians will be dedicating one day of Banned Books Week to recognizing educational and social websites banned from computers in the K-12 classroom.  A federal law from 2001 mandates that teachers and students cannot use school computers to access websites deemed inappropriate for minors.

Should schools filter access to educational and social websites?  Listen to the podcast, and view the collection of supporting resources.  Access podcast transcript (PDF file)

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American Association of School Librarians - Banned Websites Awareness Day (LINK)

Tech&Learning - Banned Sites Week (LINK)

#bannedsites - (LINK)

Childrens' Internet Protection Act (the Bill itself) (LINK)

July 25, 2011 - Proposal for Internet Filtering at New Trier High School (IL) (LINK)

August 9, 2011, American Libraries - AASL designates Wednesday, September 28, 2011, as Banned Websites Awareness Day (LINK)