School leaders employ a number of technologies and strategies to prevent students from accessing inappropriate material online, according to the latest federal study of the issue, released in February. But another recent study by an internet content management firm implies that the results of these efforts might be mixed at best.


According to "Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2003," released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), nearly all public schools have technologies or procedures in place to control web content on all of their computers with internet access. Ninety-six percent of these

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