Vice President Al Gore wants Congress to make schools and libraries protect children from objectionable online content and use federal eRate funds to do so. But he stopped short of prescribing how schools should screen out inappropriate content and whether or not technology should be used.

"We must protect our children from the red-light districts of cyberspace," Gore said. "That is why the President and I are encouraging Congress to pass legislation that would require every school and library using the eRate to develop a plan to protect their schoolchildren from inappropriate content."

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