The way schools, libraries, and parents apply filtering software to block pornographic and controversial web sites can have a "large impact" on students' access to health-related information, according to a new study by health researchers.

The study found that filtering software set to a "moderately restrictive" blocking level—commonly found in schools and libraries—blocked three times as many health sites as the least restrictive setting. While only 5 percent of more than 3,000 health sites were blocked in the study, the software blocked on average 27 percent of sites specifically about condoms and 20 percent


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