Categories: Technology, education
|Topic:||Youth, Pornography, and the Internet|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
Committee to Study Tools and Strategies for Protecting Kids from
Pornography and Their Applicability to Other Inappropriate Internet Content
Tuesday, April 30, 2002 -- 4:00 p.m.
2125 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 -- 10:00 a.m.
HC-7, The Capitol
Youth, Pornography, and the Internet
Richard Thornburgh, Counsel, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, Washington, D.C.,
and Chair, Committee to Study Tools and Strategies for Protecting Kids
from Pornography and Their Applicability to Other Inappropriate Internet
Content, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on
Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, a new National Research
Council report requested by Congress in PL 105-314, examines whether
technologies such as content filters and age-verification programs
actually shield children from exposure to online pornography. In addition,
the report looks at the effectiveness of parents' and teachers' efforts to
teach children how to use the Internet responsibly and cope with any
inappropriate material they may encounter.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and
congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 2, 2002
and is available online, in its entirety, through the National Academy
Press Web site.