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Horizon Issues

4. Access to Information
vs. Filtering

The weaknesses, problems and costs of filtering programs will become more evident, and attention will turn to strategies that teach students responsible use. Numerous legal battles over filtering will add clarity to the issues involved.

Many products will emerge offering pre-selected sites that match curriculum needs.

Learning More

Do a search at Electric Library and read at least 2 articles that cast light on this trend or issue.

Possible search questions:

  • Internet AND filters AND schools (Boolean search)
  • protecting children from pornography

Visit and read through several of the following:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the issues pages are those of the author, Jamie McKenzie. They are meant to stimulate thought and inquiry about issues and trends, but they do contain some speculation and projection about the future. The author cannot be held responsible if some predictions and trends do not materialize or continue, especially if readers attempt to reverse some of the more disturbing trends. Listing of articles to read should not be interpreted as endorsement of the contents, products or ideas by the author.

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