On May 4, Federal Communications Chairman William Kennard expressed strong interest in a plan to require acceptable use policies for schools and libraries receiving eRate funds. Kennard was reacting to the release of a report by the Annenberg Public Policy Center claiming that parents are "deeply fearful about the internet's influence on their children."

In a speech at the Annenberg Center's National Conference on the Internet and the Family in Washington, D.C., he noted that "helping parents use technology in the home is only one part of using it responsibly. We also have to look at how the internet is


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