Should Georgia schools filter GLBT information from it’s computers?

Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools recently began blocking access on school computers to websites with content about sexual orientation and gender identity, and some students say they’re concerned. The ACLU got involved after a Brookwood High School senior complained that websites she used to plan for the school’s gay-straight alliance club have been blocked, and a letter has been sent from the ACLU to the schools superintendent, expressing concerns about students’ rights.

School system spokesperson Sloan Roach said officials were looking into the ACLU’s concerns. Roach said the filter was installed according to guidelines of the Children’s Internet Protection Act, a federal law covering access to offensive Internet content.

[via AP]

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