Monday, July 30, 2007

They Finally Get It

Andy Carvin blogged today about the recent online safety senate hearings. Definitely worth a read and gives me hope that the public-at-large are beginning to understand that protecting students from offensive online material is more about information literacy than it is about filters.

From Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI):

These are all difficult, yet critically important issues that parents and children face in an information age. If we search for a “silver bullet” solution, we will not find it.

Rather, our efforts must rely on a multi-layered strategy – one that teaches our children about safe and responsible online behavior; one that encourages industry action to develop tools that will aid parents in their efforts to restrict inappropriate material from their children’s access; and one that relies on swift and certain action by law enforcement officials in finding and punishing those who would use the Internet to harm children.

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