The Charlottesville School Board has endorsed the use of Internet censorware to prevent students from viewing websites considered “harmful to minors.” They’ve done so in order to comply with a law that passed in Virginia in March that requires filters to be placed on computers in schools. WINA has the story about “inter-net filters.”
2 thoughts on “C’ville School Board Approves ‘Net Filters”
I’m telling myself “don’t kill the messenger, don’t kill the messenger,” because I’m tempted to send a nasty letter to the school board. It is not, of course, their fault that they are legally obliged to install censorware on their systems. Still, they’re a much easier target than the state assembly, so it’s tempting. :)
If censorware actually worked, I don’t think I’d feel so violently about it. :)
If it is possible to control what we see and hear, it follows that it is possible to control what we think and do.
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