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Libraries may be required to install filter software

March 13, 2003

Albany- The Supreme Court is deciding if libraries should install software to prevent children from looking at porn on public computers. Currently, there are no filters at Dougherty County Public Libraries.

Dougherty County Library director, Mike Dugan, says parents are required to accompany children under the age of eighteen when they use computers. They also have to sign an Internet and computer usage form for their children.

Dugan says until libraries are required by law to have filters, parents should be held responsible for what their kids view on the computer.

The Children's Internet Protection Act that the supreme court is reviewing would require libraries to install filters or lose federal funding.

Posted at 5:30PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com