Parents are concerned about their children's ability to see sexually explicit and violent images on the internet through classroom or media center computers. As a result, schools have installed, or are thinking of adding, filtering software onto individual computers or computer networks.

However, filters are not sufficient. Besides being controversial, they do not teach children how to use computers responsibly. A better solution—either as a complement to filters or as a replacement for them—is to create and enforce an "acceptable use policy."

Here are five keys to supporting that policy:


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