A Substitute for Conscience? Questions on Internet Filtering for Children and Youth. BCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee & Young Adult and Children’s Services. Introductions. Who are we? Janet Mumford Richard Beaudry Deb Thomas Who are you? Public/School/Academic US or Canada
BCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee &
Young Adult and Children’s Services
If you were 12 today, what would you like to find and do on the Internet? Would filters prevent you?
10 minutes to discuss
5 minutes to report back
On September 16th, 2009, MPP Gerry Martiniuk (Conservative Party) introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (OLA) that requires installation of filtering software on all computers in provincial public libraries and schools.
The bill passed second reading but died on the order paper when OLA prorogued. Martiniuk will be reintroducing the bill.
“My bill, An Act to Protect our Children from Pornography, aims to do one thing and one thing only: protect children from viewing pornography and other harmful material on the internet”
“CLA encourages libraries:
From Vancouver Island Regional Library
From Burnaby Public Library
From King County Library System
From Whatcom County Library System
10 minutes to form your approach
5 minutes each to tell us why
Our presentation and handouts can be found at:
We can be reached at:
jmum (at) telus.net
deb.thomas (at) bpl.bc.ca
rbeaudry (at) sd35.bc.ca