In the world we live in today, there’s some type of electronic device being used to connect to the Internet. “The world-wide platform enable individuals to connect, compute, communicate, compete, and collaborate everywhere, and anywhere, anytime and all the time, and to access limitless amounts of information, services, and entertainment”(Kelly Rainer Jr. & Cegielski, 2011). “This platform operates without regard to geography, time, distance, or even language ...view middle of the document...
Now that our children in most cases have unlimited access to the Internet, there is a great possibility that children are exposed to inappropriate material and on predators. In this paper there will be discussion on what were the advances in information technology that resulted in new ethical issues necessitating the creation of Children Internet Protection Act, 2000 and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 1998.
Children Internet Protection Act, 2000
In December 2000, President Clinton signed into law The Children’s Internet Protection Act. Through the use of technology protection on measures, schools and public libraries are required to protect minors from the dangers of the Internet (Menuey, B. P. 2009). “The major concern with the implementation of the law is the inability to prevent over filtering for bona fide research” (Menuey, B. P. 2009). It is the school and libraries responsibility to place content filters on their systems in order to keep children from searching inappropriate sites that may be harmful for children (Kessler 2001). “With the miniaturization and spread of surveillance technologies lead many people to wonder if they have any privacy left at all” (Kelly Rainer Jr. & Cegielski, 2011).
Children’ s Online