Monday, October 11, 2004

BostonHerald: Checking out your children: Pedophiles log on with libraries' unwitting help

``There's no silver bullet here... What protects children is education and parental involvement. Those are things no piece of software can provide.''
(Deborah Caldwell-Stone - Office of Intellectual Freedom, ALA)

That statement says it all. If parents were relying on CIPA to keep their children safe, their optimism was sadly misplaced. Although I suspect that CIPA was more about keeping out any sexually oriented material than it was about protecting children from pedophiles.