What’s going on in your state re: social networking?

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wants MySpace to install ‘parental consent programming.’ This would mean that without a parent’s approval, those under eighteen would not be able to use this site as well as similar social networking sites. This is only one of many proposals cropping up on a state by state case. Again, as with DOPA, while the intention might be to protect children, how will this legislation help to educate children to use this and similar sites responsibly? How does this legislation even attempt to understand the many positive uses of social networking sites? Hopefully the State Library of North Carolina will respond as they will be contacted. What is going on in your state? Please share and check/add to the YALSA wiki.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.
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