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Larry, You are playing gotcha. Perhaps you should be more upfront about your history with Wikepedia and why you think the current model is inappropriate for creating and sharing knowledge. The part of the filtering debate you don't understand is that students accessing porn in schools isn't a big problem. Students are taught very early what is appropriate for the classroom and what to do if they inadvertently access inappropriate material. Further at the junior high level, the appearance of inappropriate material is greeted by either an outcry asking for the victim to be punished or a large crowd. Both are clues that teacher intervention is required. The major class management concerns are webmail, social networks, music video/fan sites, and games (quizzes and first person shooters). Responses change from "ew gross" to interest as students age. However, the expectations are higher in high school and students can freely access inappropriate, for school, material in the privacy of their own or friends homes. > From: Larry Sanger <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > All, > > Many of you may know about the recent hullabaloo regarding pornography on > Wikipedia, which has blown up in the last few days into international news: > I have a question: are there any school district technical directors who > formerly allowed unrestricted access to wikipedia.org and wikimedia.org (the > latter hosts Commons), but who now do not? > > And are there any who take a stand against "censorship" and who continue to > allow unrestricted access to Wikipedia.org and Wikimedia.org (including > Commons)? . . . I'm not really > trying to play "gotcha," Nancy, I'm really interested in your views on this. --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH