Users, please be advised: The following information was developed in the early 1990's, and many newer, research-based teaching techniques have been developed in recent years that make some of these methods obsolete. Also, many of the links that this section refers to may have been discontinued or also lead to outdated materials and methodologies. The information in this portion of the Grant Wood AEA Web site is no longer being maintained or updated.

Sources of Information

A joint report on the effectiveness of BESS--N2H2
American Library Association: Filtering products
American Library Association: Official web page on filtering and censorship
Center for Democracy and Technology
Digital Freedom Network
Electronic Frontier Foundation
eSchool News Online
Responsible Netizen
Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse
School Library Journal: How are school librarians viewing the filtering issue?
USAC/SLD: Official information

Responsible Netizen


Acceptable Use Policy template

Responsible Netizen is an initiative of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) which is located at the University of Oregon.

The purpose of this endeavor is to:

- Develop effective strategies to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, decision-making skills, motivation, and self-control to behave in a safe, responsible, legal, and ethical manner when using the Internet and other information technologies.

- Disseminate these strategies to schools, libraries, parents, policy-makers, and others.

Dr. Nancy Willard, Director of the Responsible Netizen project is a recognized authority on issues related to responsible technology use. Her research of issues related to K-12 Internet use policies, A Legal and Educational Analysis of K-12 Acceptable Use Policies, has been made available on the Web and is a recognized resource for districts throughout the country.

Source for downloading:

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (Pub. L. 106-554)


The FCC ruling on the Children's Internet Protection Act - CC Docket No. 96-45

Online Safety

Electronic-School: Online Safety

PowerPoint Presentation: Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse


(Major vendors - Not all-inclusive)

Consumer Reports Online: Reviews of Internet Filters

Algorithm: Internet WatchDog
Internet Manager
Net Nanny
8e6 Technologies - X-Stop
WebManager Suite - I-Gear


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