Washington Post piece questions filters @ school

A well thought-out Washington Post column by Justin Reich points out that web filters in schools do a great job limiting what teachers can search while not doing much to protect kids.  Reich calls filters “knee-high fences around the Internet” that “may trip up older folks, but teens leap right over.”

His conclusion is consistant with what we have been saying here on SafeKids.com and our sister site ConnectSafely.org for quite some time. “The best strategy for protecting students online is educating them about Internet citizenship and safety.”  Well said.

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