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it's not possible my child has access to pornography, is it?
if your child's computer is in his or her own room or in a public library or public school, or if you do not occasionally peek over his or her shoulder, your child is at a greater risk of exposure. see
cyberangels (guardian angels) world's oldest and largest internet safety organization
soc-um - safeguarding our children - united mothers
morality in media, inc. - mim maintains the national obscenity law center, a clearinghouse of legal materials on obscenity law.
minors' access to harmful materials on the internet through public library and school computers - this 1999 article includes discussion of the main excuses the ala uses to sexualize children.
national coalition for the protection of children & families
pabbis - parents against bad books in schools - includes actual text from many books for children!  so does ppmc - parents protecting the minds of children.  see also citizens for literary standards in schools.
kids and the internet
wired safety - the world's largest internet safety, help and education organization.
family guide book ... because it's a jungle out there.
online safety, part 1 - e-mail and the internet
cyberstalking & the internet, what every parent should know about the internet
is someone surfing for pornography on your pc?
an appeal to parents
'my son has been victimized by pornography ...' by a mother who cares
one in four buys broadband for porn
is pornography really bad?
now that depends, we guess, on you. but here are some links to help provide some guidance:
pornography linked to sex crimes
victims of pornography.org
dr. judith reisman:  "dr. reisman has produced a scholarly and devastating study revealing the ugly and frighteningly dangerous pseudo-scientific assault on our children's innocence."
the effects of pornography on individuals, families, children, and society:  summary of articles and authors
the link between pornography and violent sex crimes
hard-core harm:  why you can't be soft on porn
porn, sex and murder - bob crane's fatal focus
cyberporn: what are it's social effects?
suspect interviews in computer-facilitated child sexual exploitation cases
cultural conditioning and trickle down coarseness
child-pornography possessors arrested in internet-related crimes:  findings from the national juvenile online victimization study - this groundbreaking national survey of law enforcement estimated the number of arrests for child-pornography possessors in internet-related crimes and described the characteristics of the offenders, the crimes they committed, and their victims.  it was produced in cooperation with ojjdp and the university of new hampshire's crimes against children research center.  60 pp.
i'm not allowed to invade my children's personal space, am i?
once again, that depends on you. again, here are some links to help guide you:
from one parent to another
software lets parents track kids' net trail:  wow!  even the aclu is for this!  "the thought of parents monitoring their kids' computer activity does not evoke concern from kary moss, executive director of the american civil liberties union of michigan.  though the organization has opposed the use of internet filters by institutions such as libraries, moss said checking up on a child is just good parenting.  'we encourage it,' she said.  'we've said it's really the parents' responsibility to monitor their children's usage.'"
software helps parents track what kids do on computer: is it "spying" or "parenting?"
snooping on your kids internet activity
this nightmare can't really be true, can it?  are criminals really attracted to libraries that don't filter the internet?  is library management really fighting to stop the use of internet filters?  are librarians, as represented by the ala, really pushing pornography on children?
unfortunately, all this is true, the nightmare exists:
date author source title of article² summary of article
4/11/05 dan gerstein wall street journal why the democrats are losing the culture wars "[t]he arrogance and narrow-mindedness that typifies the cultural thinking of our elites... [holds that] freedom in our culture has been "under attack" ever since 9/11 [,] ... led by "new puritans" who want to "stamp out" all that is "joyously vulgar" in american culture and who are fomenting a "government war against indecency" to get the job done.  [t]he implications of this mindset and the battle lines it establishes are clear.  on one side are the forces of freedom, tolerance, diversity, modernity; on the other those of repression, intolerance, conformity and zealotry.  and if you're not exactly enamored of watching titillating stunts and ads at the super bowl with your six-year-old, you're part of the tv taliban.  in this, the cultural elites are guilty of the very sin of silly oversimplification of which they frequently (and rightly) accuse conservatives.  not all parents who are concerned about the avalanche of crud crushing their children every day are obsessed with spongebob's sexual orientation.  nor are they seeking to shred the first amendment.  most are just looking for a little cooperation from the captains of culture to make the hard job of raising children in a fully-wired universe a little easier.  [i]t is more than possible to set some voluntary boundaries for protecting children without sacrificing the ability of adults to consume adult-oriented material.  .... but there is a more damaging irony at work here.  the democratic elites have convinced themselves that they are taking a stand against cultural tyranny.  [t]he reality is that it is those who cry "censorship!" the loudest who are the ones trying to stifle speech and force their moral world-view on others.  that may seem counterintuitive, but think about it.  what is at issue is not the right to express oneself politically or artistically, or to consume controversial works in one's own home.  it's the cultural environment we all share, what gets said and done in the public square for all to hear and see, and whether that common space should be governed by some social (not legal) norms and standards.  how could that not be an appropriate subject for public debate in a democracy, particularly one as committed to free speech as ours? .... sen. clinton has been strong and steady in her advocacy for overwhelmed parents....  she frames the culture's influence as a public-health issue as much as a moral one, and cites research showing the potentially harmful effects of screen sex and violence."
1/20/05 frank morriss the wanderer turning public libraries into public latrines "nothing reveals america's descent into cultural mediocrity - and heading even lower - more than the availability of pornography at our nation's public libraries.  i say we are heading deeper into depravity on the basis of the defense of the new york public library's policy of letting adult patrons use its computers for pictorial voyeurism, telling any other library patrons disturbed by noticing what is going on that they should move to a computer at a greater distance.  though the library must have filtering software on its computers or lose federal financing, it will disable the filter at the request of any user older than 17.  when a cultural facility such as a library feels compelled to cater to those of pornographic appetites, then it takes on the role of a procurer and provider � that is, the library becomes, in a blunter term � a pimp.  ....  libraries were once considered hallowed places of uplift and access to heights of human expression.  pornography makes them nothing better than public latrines.  ....  it would not be a wild prediction to say that if pornography is recognized as a proper function of public libraries, the providing of it will become a greater and greater role.  the next step might be places to watch pornography, and then put into play the perversions and atrocities viewed.  if pornography is so valuable as to have a place for library viewing, then what it depicts would be even more valuable if acted out."
12/3/04 devvy kidd worldnetdaily aclu fulfilling communist agenda "every day, the headlines scream with some new threat from the american civil liberties union.  i believe it's important to look behind the curtain and discover the origins of groups and organizations to better understand their activities.  the aclu was founded in the 1920s by roger baldwin and crystal eastman, described as a 'progressive' and 'the perfect feminist.'  earl browder was general secretary of the communist party of the united states from 1930 through its dissolution in 1944.  when the party was reconstituted as the communist political association later that year, browder was chosen as its president.  browder proudly proclaimed that the aclu functioned as 'a transmission belt' for the party.  to deny the aclu's founding was attached at the hip to communist organizations is to deny what can easily be proven as truth.  for the past few decades, the aclu has been on a major crusade to ... promote filth under 'freedom of speech and expression....'  on jan. 10, 1963, congressman albert s. herlong jr., d-fla., read a list of 45 communist goals into the congressional record.  below are the communist goals being implemented by the aclu in their quest to destroy america's culture and traditions:  * use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic american institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.  * get control of the schools.  use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda.  ....  * eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them 'censorship' and a violation of free speech and free press.  * break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television.  * support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture � education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, [p2s:  library boards of trustees,] etc.  * discredit the family as an institution.  encourage promiscuity....  anyone who has been following the destructive path of the aclu can easily see how effective these communist goals have been implemented to 'promote democracy' and protect your 'civil rights.'  ....  perhaps it's time to recognize the aclu as the american communist lawyers union instead of their disingenuous 'civil rights' stage name.  ...."
8/17/04 lee kaplan front page magazine librarians for terror "starting in the 1980's, hard-core leftists ... have steadily been working to take control of the ala....  these people decide what will you and your children will read and see at the local library.  dr. stephen karetzky, a noted librarian, wrote more than 20 years ago about the ala's embracing, soviet-style totalitarianism in the american library system....  he contends that the ala has always advanced radical socialist doctrine as being positive....  ....  despite ala policy that says library materials should show all sides of an issue, karetzky explained how the actual game plan is to admit only "progressive" [marxist] points of view to the exclusion of conservative ideas.  ....  the ala "bill of rights" has been twisted to the point that "anything goes" in library science as long as it is deemed progressive.  the ala proved its adherence to this philosophy when it spent 1.5 million dollars in lawsuits that reached the supreme court to oppose the child online protection act, h.r. 3783, passed by congress; an ala victory would have allowed pornography for children in public libraries.  when extremist positions like that thrive within the ala, it creates an atmosphere conducive to promoting any one-sided propaganda exported from totalitarian regimes abroad as part of the "progressive agenda."  ....  there are ala members opposed to what is happening but who are afraid to speak out for fear they will lose their jobs.  ....  but the fact remains:  those who support the actions and goals of terrorists and oppose ... america's war on terror have infiltrated america's knowledge distribution centers—our libraries."
5/5/04 s. renee mitchell oregonlive.com once again, policy did not involve public "[t]he advisory board of the multnomah county library unanimously endorsed a public policy that defies the federal government, the u.s. supreme court and the opinion of most parents who care about their children's mental health.  ....  as a result, ... young, impressionable minds can continue to get free access to hard-core pornography at any one of the system's 17 branches.  ....  the county -- arguing that it doesn't want its librarians to be gatekeepers of information -- was the lead agency challenging the children's internet protection act all the way to the supreme court.  ....  [o]ur library board thumbed its nose at popular opinion.  ....  in multnomah county ... it seems as if we prefer to make public policy decisions in secret.  ....  the library claims to stand up for intellectual freedom, but there was no process that embraced a change of mind on this issue.  no polling of library users on whether children should be allowed to access sexually explicit materials.  and no adequate warning that this issue was even going to be discussed by the 13-member advisory board.  ....  [o]ur children are the ones who get to decide whether to activate an optional filter each time they log on.  ....  [w]e're not even supposed to complain when we see young kids checking out online hotties.  ....  [t]here are just some rights that should not be inalienable under the age of 17.  access to porn at the library is one of them."
5/4/04 arlene sawicki michnews.com library filters "[m]any library boards refuse to even consider filters, claiming that doing so violates the first amendment free access to all information or that filtering software has not yet reached perfection.  our communities should find this apparent reluctance unacceptable." [p]arents in some communities are not even allowed to ask questions about filtering safeguards from their library boards."  [j]ust how "family friendly" are our area public libraries?  whether we are aware of it or not, the ala ... has systematically taken control of how our community libraries are run.  they set the agenda, they dictate the policies.  a visit to their web site will inform you that the ala, which is strongly influenced by the aclu, is very much concerned about first amendment rights, civil liberties, freedom to read and privacy policies—as they interpret them."  the ala's web site once contained a link to a sexually-explicit educational resource aimed at children entitled "go ask alice," which came under public scrutiny and fire by talk-show host dr. laura schlessinger.  the ala had also offered children advice on how to work around or undo filtering devices that their parents have installed on home computers.  these actions speak volumes regarding this organization's liberal social agenda, which clearly undermines parental authority."  in october, 2003, president bush increased federal efforts to promote online safety against the exploitation of children using the internet.  he expressed his commitment by stating, "anyone who targets a child for harm will be a primary target of law enforcement.  anyone who takes the life or innocence of a child, will be punished to the full extent of the law." should the ala and our libraries hold themselves above the law?"  the board of directors has a fiduciary duty to be open to community involvement and input.  filtering is not "censorship," it is the application of common sense and decency—despite what the [ala] would compel their members to do."
3/24/04 robert w. peters morality in media the link between pornography and violent sex crimes the author, president of morality in media, provides very detailed, very well documented information and sources showing that pornography is directly linked to violent sexual crimes.  "i wrote this article because defenders of pornography are misleading the public by saying either that pornography is harmless or by saying that we lack the necessary 'conclusive scientific data' that pornography causes sex crimes to justify suppressing pornography."  he explodes the excuses of the politically correct such as nadine strossen, president of the aclu, who thinks pornography is not harmful to women and is even helpful and cathartic.  while public libraries are not directly mentioned, this article shows the porn-crime link.  the location of the criminal activity could be anywhere, like in public libraries where pornographic web sites are freely available as shown below.
2/10/04 natalie pompilio philadelphia inquirer homeless man's pastor told police of assault "[an] 8-year-old victim, accompanied by her grandmother and two other children, ages 3 and 4, visited the [public library where she] went alone into the women's restroom.  there, police said, [the attacker] ripped off the child's clothing, sexually assaulted and choked her, then jammed her body between the toilet and the wall.  another child found her a short time later."  "she will be scarred for the rest of her life."  "it was not the first time [he] appeared in court [for a] similar case involving a 9-year-old girl.  and it was not the first time [he] had caused trouble at a city library.  last year, he was banned from the library's central branch ... because he used the computers to look at pornography.  a library employee who asked that her name not be used for fear of repercussions said [he] was often disruptive in the library, yelling and using foul language when librarians told him he had used his 30-minute allotted time on the public computers.  he looked mostly at pornography, she said, and officials banned him from the library only after he exposed himself to a 16-year-old library assistant.  in the earlier assault, [he] found his victim in the women's bathroom of the venice island recreation center...."
10/13/03 carl campanile ny post city's ed. boobs "embarrassed [new york city] department of education officials yanked an eye-popping book from 371 middle and high schools because it contains sexually graphic material - including crude street language - that somehow landed on the recommended reading list for students."  "[t]he sexual primer was mistakenly put on the list of suggested classroom library books and was delivered to schools."  "parents were outraged."  how could this have happened?  could the ala have recommended the pornographic book to the school in a "top 10" list?  you be the judge:  ala | quick picks for reluctant young adult readerswhy are librarians pushing pornography on children?  that we don't know.  is it a crime in and of itself?
10/3/03 mark lasswell wall street journal lost in the stacks "[t]he [ala] ... these days is ... in such thrall to left-wing politics that it has an aclu-like ability to identify an absurd position on almost any topic and instantly adopt it."  "[a] press release from the 64,000-member organization headlined 'ala denounces supreme court ruling on [cipa]' ... was a bitter admission of defeat in the ala's battle against efforts to shield children from internet pornography in public libraries that receive federal support."  "[s]omehow librarians, seemingly mesmerized by the vastness of the internet, have convinced themselves that they are the guardians of all it contains."  "[a] dozen [librarians] in minneapolis ... grew so weary of the peep-show conditions at the downtown library that they filed a federal lawsuit last spring claiming the place constitutes a hostile work environment, thus raising the delicious prospect of the [ala] filing an amicus brief against the very sort of folks it supposedly represents."
10/1/03 will manley booklist intellectual freedom begins at home "[i]n the case of keeping children away from internet pornography, it is the library profession, not the supreme court, which has distanced itself from the mainstream.  our profession's 'anything goes' view of intellectual freedom simply does not square with the values of the communities we serve.  while librarians were blasting the supreme court as a band of censors, parents from maine to california were thanking the justices for protecting their children from the excesses of sex on the web."  one of the cipa drafters said, "libraries can continue to fulfill their mission because parents won't need to be reluctant about dropping off their kids for an afternoon at the library."  "[h]ow could we have allowed ourselves to be put in such a publicly disadvantageous position as defending the right of children to access pornography?"  "[e]xtremists always dominate, and we end up with an 'anything goes' official policy that distances the library profession from mainstream america."
9/24/03 chris nuttall financial times microsoft to curb chat room abuses microsoft is closing internet chat rooms because of misuse by pedophiles.  unmoderated chat is not safe.  child abuse results from online chats with pedophiles.  "this announcement is a very positive step forward and will help close a major supply line for sex abusers who go to great lengths to gain access to innocent children by grooming them on the internet."
9/22/03 rich lowry townhall.com the ideological librarians "librarians now constitute one of the country's main centers of thoughtless and unreconstructed leftism."  "that this is so is mostly the work of the american library association, which is doing for librarians what teachers unions have done for teachers:  making an otherwise worthy profession seem a blight on the republic."  "librarians in some communities, reflecting the ideological spirit of the ala, have managed to maintain oases of ... disorder and licentiousness -- ... pornography is available on the computers; and law enforcement is a bugaboo."  "[m]any librarians [are] defending 'the right' of patrons to download internet porn in libraries, effectively making their computer terminals the 'larry flynt section.'"
9/15/03 gary young and staff reporter the national law journal no smut at work, please "on first amendment grounds, library officials refused to intervene when patrons used library internet stations to display sexually explicit material."  "[t]he administration's laissez-faire attitude led to overt acts of harassment, such as catcalls, masturbation, physical threats and stalking by patrons."  "[t]he issue of whether a library can put restrictions on its patrons' choice of internet material has largely been rendered moot by the u.s. supreme court's june decision in u.s. v. [ala:]  a library's need to exercise judgment in making collection decisions depends on its traditional role in identifying suitable and worthwhile material; it is no less entitled to play that role when it collects material from the internet than when it collects material from any other source."  "[t]he administration was so loath to interfere with the viewing choices of its patrons that it chastised a security guard for telling a 6-year-old boy that he shouldn't be looking at pornography."  "[t]he library fell under occupation by about 25 'sex addicts' who came in every day to use the terminals, deliberately tried to embarrass and intimidate the staff, lured children into viewing pornography and made violent threats."  "[librarians were] chastise[d] by the administration 'for daring to think that they had rights in this area.'"  "the pornography that came into the librarians' workplace via the internet created a hostile environment for their work because they were women. this is sex-based abuse, not protected freedom."
8/16/03 steve brandt star-tribune librarians settle porn case - the minneapolis library agrees to pay 12 employees $435,000, and it promises to revamp internet policies a dozen librarians settle a case about internet porn for $435,000.  "[t]he financial settlement in this case sends a strong message to libraries around the country that they must take the concerns of their employees seriously"  "the library didn't admit wrongdoing, but ... apologized ... that it was so difficult for them...."  "[c]omputer terminals became a magnet for users hungry for explicit images 'displaying virtually every kind of human sexual conduct.'"  "concern grew as patrons, including children, also were exposed to the graphic material, both from screens and from printouts.  "[a] group of librarians filed complaints ... charging that they were exposed to a barrage of explicit material and that they endured hostility and threats from some internet users when they tried to discourage such use."  "the federal equal employment opportunities commission in 2001 found probable cause that federal law had been violated because of a sexually hostile work environment."  "47 downtown library workers signed a letter ... saying that library trustees ... hadn't responded to their concerns."
3/27/03 marc morano cnsnews library porn subject of federal lawsuit a dozen female employees of the minneapolis public library filed a federal lawsuit accusing the library of creating a hostile work environment because of its policy of allowing unrestricted access to internet pornography.  the freely available smut in the library's personal computers is attracting hard-core male pornography users who act in a threatening and abusive manner toward the library's female staff.  "this is a good example of how hard it is to protect not just kids, but even the general public, and how pervasive the porn problem is even in libraries....  even the best intended librarians can't control the problem, and even the ones that want to try are not being permitted by their own public trade union,"
7/4/02 family friendly libraries family friendly libraries ala is big contributor to public library internet porn problem the ala is a part of the internet pornography and child endangerment problem.  the ala threatens libraries that choose to use internet filters.  current internet usage policies are failing to protect even accompanied children.  libraries have become sexually hostile workplaces, but the librarians are afraid to complain due to threats from the ala agenda promoters.  the ala receives hefty contributions from the pornography industry. a young mind is a terrible thing to molest.
6/1/01 center for reclaiming america the inside track minneapolis public library a "hostile work environment," says federal agency the equal employment opportunity commission (eeoc) found that a minneapolis, minnesota, public library had subjected twelve of its employees to a sexually hostile work environment, violating title vii of the civil rights act of 1964, when they were exposed to graphic, hard-core internet pornography.  due to pressure from the ala, most libraries do not carry internet filtering systems to keep out the hard-core pornography.
sources:� booklist, cnsnews.com, center for reclaiming america, family friendly libraries, financial times, front page magazine, the national law journal, ny post, philadelphia inquirer, star-tribune, townhall.com, wall street journal, the wanderer ²note:� due to the nature of the internet with its ever-changing hyperlinks, the hyperlinks above are saved on the plan2succeed.org computer.� all copyrights belong to their respective owners, not plan2succeed.org, and we ask for their understanding about the slight format variations.
how do i tell if anything on the computer is inappropriate?
you have to figure this out on your own or hire someone to find out for you.
software lets parents track kids' net trail:  see computercop.  "we develop software tools for parents, law enforcement, private investigators and corporate hr personnel."
kiddefender - real-time internet monitoring (you can remotely watch what your kids are doing online, line by line, from any computer!  a systray icon lets the child know the software is enabled so even if you are not watching, the child may be further deterred!)
iambigbrother - internet monitoring software
finding out what you've been up to
contentreview software (for purchase)
contentaudit software (for purchase, but free scan!)� see also contentauditreview.
or try this demo scan (in internet explorer only, not netscape):
free pornography scan.
if i find anything, how i get rid of it?
see my link to answer this.
after i get rid of it, how do i make sure it stays deleted?
some children know how to unerase or undelete files. in fact, deleted files are still on the computer's disk, only the disk's table of contents has the entry erased. some software can undelete the files. to make sure the files stay deleted, you also need special software to delete them, like eraser. this is highly recommended, especially if that hard disk ever leaves your possession. see, for example, hard-disk risk or 'erased' hard drives can bite you.
now that i found pornography, what do i say to my child?
wow. this is a toughie. every parent will react differently, but here are a few web sites that discuss this very issue. and good luck!
family therapy
frank approach to adolescents and internet pornography
are there any religious resources i could tap to guide me?
yes. here are a few links we have found.  please suggest more.
pornography & islam: 20 tips to teach your young kids about pornography
porn-free.org - sharing truth about pornography and sex addiction.
meet jesus
kidsafe
fires of darkness ...reaching out to pornography addicts and the people who love them.
staying spotless in a sea of slime
american baptist resolution against pornography
is pornography a sin?
model anti-pornography sermons [christian and jewish]
what if i catch criminals in the act?
report them to the police!  also try these:
internet crime complaint center, formerly the internet fraud complaint center
fbi field offices
national center for missing and exploited children
obscenitycrimes.org - helps citizens fight back against the proliferation of illegal hard-core pornography on the internet and allows citizens to make reports about possible violations of internet obscenity laws to u.s. attorneys.
child exploitation and obscenity section (ceos) of the us dept. of justice
cybertip.ca - canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.  it is a centralized web portal for receiving and addressing reports from the public regarding child pornography, luring, child sex tourism, and children who are exploited through prostitution.  cybertip.ca also provides the public with information, referrals and other resources to help canadians keep their children safe while on the internet.
universal service administrative co. - if you catch a library in the act of violating the e-rate, particularly "instances where e-rate funds are being misapplied or where potential program rule violations may exist," or you can contact the schools and libraries help line at (888) 203-8100.
has my child violated any laws?
well, we're not providing any legal advice.  let's just say if our kids' computers where loaded with pornography, we would have to begin very detailed research into this issue.  now if anyone has any information or war stories you would like us to publish here, please let us know.
parry aftab, esq., internet privacy & security lawyer, cybercrime expert & "angel of the internet."
has my child been violated?
sorry, but some of us will be victimized by public library sex offenders.  sadly, these links may help you:
national sex offender public registry
national sex offender public registry
find sex offenders near you.
find sex offenders near you at http://www.familywatchdog.us/
nationwide (usa) list of registered sex offenders, courtesy parents for megan's law
megan's law
new jersey megan's law registered sex offenders
nj state police - sexual assault education and prevention resources
child assault prevention [cap]
cap - how to identify an abused child
national center for missing and exploited children
myths and facts about sex offenders and their victims
protect your children.  does a registered sex offender live next door?
how can i stop pornography before it gets on the computer in the first place?
you have to be vigilant.  the main thing is to supervise your child's use of the internet.  but here are some links and articles with all the gory details:
a parent's guide to internet safety by georgia family council.  outstanding guide!  get this 403kb pdf file.
a parent's guide to internet safety by the fbi.  includes "what are signs that your child might be at risk on-line?", "what should you do if you suspect your child is communicating with a sexual preditor on-line?", "what can you do to minimize the chances of an on-line exploiter victimizing your child?", and offers advice such as "keep the computer turned off in order to preserve any evidence for future law enforcement use."  the fbi crimes against children program is at (202) 324-3666.
how to protect your child from internet dangers
enough is enough
protectkids.com - protecting children in cyberspace.
the australian internet safety advisory body
ie content advisor
safesurf
cyberpatrol
netnanny
cybersitter
ufcws - united federation of childsafe web sites (iwatchdog)
icra - internet content rating association
kids domain: safe surfing filter software links

who links to plan2succeed because they support our goals
fires of darkness - reaching out to pornography addicts and the people who love them
lifepac - life issues / family ethics political action committee of southwest washington
obscenitycrimes.org (morality in media, inc.) - a resource for educating the public and for reporting possible violations of internet obscenity laws
operation:  information - also the home of oklahomans for school accountability (ofsa) and educating tulsa (et) - a coalition of concerned citizens dedicated (determined) to uphold and support an educational system that stands on traditional, conservative american values.  they cite us here and here.
pabbis - parents against bad books in schools
protectkids.com - protecting children in cyberspace
sue brinkmann, a correspondent for the catholic standard & times
northside christian school - page with link
miscellaneous useful links
child exploitation and obscenity section (ceos) of the us dept. of justice.
"the flip side of the first amendment:  a right to filter," by patrick m. garry, professor of law, j.d., ph. d., michigan state university college of law.  originally published in 2004 mich. st. l. rev 57 (2004).  (table of contents of entire issue.)
new jersey assembly bill a1107 corodemus
what is cipa?
united states supreme court decision of 6/23/03:  us v. ala
presidential proclamation:  protection from pornography week, 2003
dangerous access, 2000 edition:  uncovering internet pornography in america's libraries [bi063.pdf; 208kb]
u.s. dept. of commerce, national telecommunications & information administration - report to congress, children's internet protection act (cipa), study of technology protection measures, august 15, 2003
memorandum of legal opinion - library procedures for disabling software filtering and unblocking websites, by janet m. larue, chief counsel, concerned women for america.
freedom at risk - information about internet filtering in local public libraries but with a national scope.
nancy, former public library board member, refocus attack on libraries! - nancy is not affiliated with plan2succeed.  her writings are her own.  however, plan2succeed works with many individuals and organizations and will provide a web presence for anyone who asks.  nancy's web page is one such example of our collaboration.
to see if there is anything inappropriate for you in movies, try one of these sites:  screen it!, plugged in online, parentstv, kidsinmind, or movieguide.
protecting kids from online porn at public libraries, by jay sekulow, chief counsel, american center for law and justice.
internet porn in public libraries and schools
how safe is your own public library?  get a fill-in form here.
at least one company will provide appropriate filtering for $6/month/computer.  we are researching more.
here's a filter comparison chart.
filterreview.com
library protection plan - a guide to help concerned citizens persuade public libraries to protect children from internet pornography.  this report dates before the us v. ala case but is very useful nevertheless.  source url.
south central kansas library system.  given this site is written by librarians, the navigational links on the left take you to useful information including filtering solutions (even a free filter!), sample internet policies, many resources including cipa resources for librarians and internet safety web sites, the results of an internet safety workshop dated after the us v. ala decision, and workshop q & a's.  really the site seems pretty good, fair, and balanced.
library patrons of texas.  "they are your children.  it is your tax dollars.  it is your library.  you are entitled to know."  they are prominently mentioned in "controversy renews over library book selection," by lauren hutton, the courier, 27 july 2004.
www.kardasz.org which asks, "are libraries facilitating felony crimes"?
here's a group (discoverthenetwork.org - "a guide to the political left") that tracks the ala's connections with individuals, groups, and financial supporters regarding the ala's support of terrorists against the usa -- interestingly, they have an absolutely fascinating, mesmerizing mapping feature that shows the interconnected nature of numerous leftist organizations that support the ala that we can use to pressure the ala.
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