Library opens Web; users choose where to go
The article reviews Internet policies at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and emphasizes it is up to parents to monitor what sites their children view. The library's role is to teach patrons about the resources available online and effective navigation, not to monitor what sites patrons access. The question of Internet censorship prompts discussion about the role of the media, in general, in promoting violence and fear in society.
Internet access policy, sex, violence, Laura Schlesinger, "Go Ask Alice" web site, Columbia University, Carolyn Rawles-Heiser, parents monitoring children, filtered search engines, First Amendment