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North Dakota senator wants to ban sex offenders from internet

A North Dakota legislator is fighting to keep sex offenders off the internet. State Sen. Aaron Krauter, D-Regent, has introduced a bill that would bar internet service providers in North…

Content Filtering On Internet Search Sites Is Hit-And-Miss Service

Multimedia Schools, May/June 1999, p. 47 http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/may99/carvin.htm In classes where students use search engines to find information on the Internet, many teachers have expressed concern that search engines return material…

Internet Filtering Gains In Popularity On Home And School Computers

Cybertimes, May 12, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/05/cyber/education/12education.html Two recent surveys point to an increase in the use of Internet filtering software being installed by parents and by schools on computers that children…

Newslines–Teens are taking drugs purchased over internet

Philadelphia officials are grappling with what they call the latest trend in teen substance abuse: ingesting legal drugs like dextromethorphan (DXM) purchased over the internet. DXM–an ingredient in over-the-counter cough…

New student handbook warns against beepers in class and downloading porn

When Connecticut’s last public school handbook was issued in 1985, few students had their own telephones and few schools were equipped with computers. Of course, times have changed. The new…

School computers may harm posture, study says

According to researchers at Cornell University, children in schools may face the same posture problems as adults in offices because of computer workstation designs–and the haste of school administrators trying…

Newslines–Alcohol web sites are luring children, report says

A report issued Dec. 16 by the Center for Media Education claims that web sites promoting alcoholic beverages too often contain cartoons and other elements that could appeal to children.…

Virtual Reality Is The Next Cutting-Edge Technology To Transform Learning

T.H.E. Journal, February 1999, p. 61 Virtual reality applications are becoming one of the most powerful technology tools available to enhance the learning experience. Virtual reality, also know as “VR,”…

Newslines–Former principal pleads guilty in child pornography case

A former school principal fired after child pornography was allegedly found in his office has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Steven Robert Davidson, who was principal at Delran Intermediate…

Three Proven Programs That Spell School Technology Success

Technology & Learning, February 1999, p. 41 Here are proven, expert tips that have spelled success at three of the nation’s leading schools. Technology-Based School Community Programs. McNair Elementary School…