Thursday, May 11, 2006

MySpace bill prompts blogger backlash | CNET "A new bill would block off access to a wide variety of web sites, social networking sites and blogs in libraries and schools, in the guise of protecting teens from online predators.

The Deleting Online Predators Act, sponsored by Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, would essentially require most schools and libraries to render those Web sites inaccessible to minors.
'When children leave the home and go to school or the public library and have access to social-networking sites, we have reason to be concerned,' Fitzpatrick told
While bloggers acknowledged there may be cause for parental concern regarding predators, the general reaction seemed to be that the proposed legislation was overbroad and would likely do little to deter teens from the sites."

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