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This paper discusses the growth of internet access in schools and puts forward the arguments for and the conclusions of studies carried out regarding Internet regulation. It includes information from studies that show that filtering information can sometimes also keep important material away from the student.
From the Paper:"There is no doubt that some information on the internet is not appropriate for certain age groups to view, and that rightfully should be filtered out if possible, however this filtering is not foolproof and will remove some of the useful information as well. It is because of this lapse in information that many opponents of internet regulation say it should be removed. There is very little information available that suggests limiting internet access assists in the learning process, however there is a great deal that suggests having access to the internet while in a learning environment is beneficial for the development of a student's motor skills and hand eye coordination. There is also a plethora of information available on the world wide web that is not available to the students in a school library or classroom. Regulating access to these resources can be seen as limiting their learning abilities."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Electronic Frontier Foundation and Online Policy Group. 2003. Internet Blocking in Public Schools: A Study on Internet Access in Educational Institutions. Online: http://w2.eff.org/Censorship/Censorware/net_block_report/ . Retrieved 3-2-10.
- Hope, Andrew. 2006. School Internet Use, Youth and Risk: A Social-Cultural Study of the Relation between Staff Views of Online Dangers and Students' Ages in UK Schools. British Educational Research Journal, v32 n2 p307-329.
- Luckin, Rosemary ; Clark, Wilma ; Graber, Rebecca ; Logan, Kit ; Mee, Adrian ; Oliver, Martin. 2009. Do Web 2.0 Tools Really Open the Door to Learning? Practices, Perceptions and Profiles of 11-16-Year-Old Students. Learning, Media and Technology v34 n2 p87-104.
- Sandvig, Christian. 2003. Public Internet Access for Young Children in the Inner City: Evidence to Inform Access Subsidy and Content Regulation. The Information Society.
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