Coming to a library near you ?

Turner writes “It is getting Draconian out there folks… Via /.
“Norwich, Conn seventh grade teacher, Julie Amero has been convicted of four counts of risk of injury to a minor after her classroom PC displayed pornographic pop-ups in class. While an expert for the defendant said he had discovered spyware on her PC that had been downloaded from a hairstyling site, the local police investigator claimed that the spyware had been downloaded from actively visiting porn sites. Amero testified that she had told four other teachers and the assistant principal about the popups, but received no assistance. The school’s internet filtration software was not working because it’s license had expired. Amero faces up to forty years in prison.”

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If I was teaching in an area where legal consequences like that could happen I would use a filter that white sited only the urls do-ordinated with the lesson plans. Otherwise I might not set foot in a room with kids and an on line computer. It’s about security now.

A manual about how to avoid being burned at the stake might also come in handy.”