Children’s protection picking up the PACE
The era when dad’s girlie magazines were hidden in the sock drawer from the
kids seems like the good old days for today’s parents worried about what their
children might see and read.
Children with access to a computer at home,
school or libraries can easily find or stumble across pornography and other
unsuitable material on the Internet. Parents can set their own guidelines at
home, and schools have strict rules for student use of computers in the
classrooms. Now libraries are putting the clamps on, too.
Public Library System, when requested by parents, will put an electronic
“block” on their kids’ library cards. The designation will tell library
personnel that the cardholders’ folks or guardians don’t want the youngsters to
use a library computer without the assistance of a librarian.
figure that the adult supervision via the PACE (Parents Authorize Cybespace
Entry) program will keep children from accessing on-line material that their
parents would never allow at home. Good idea. Kids grow up fast enough without
being exposed to the adults-only portion of the Internet.