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Access to social networks in American schools and libraries may be limited

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The Republican wing presented the US Congress with a legislative proposal to strengthen the legal framework applicable to the use of social networking sites by young minors in schools and libraries.

The intention is the result of a set of information that has been made public recently and the results of a recently released report that points to the fact that the use of these types of sites is not as safe as initially thought.

«When kids leave home to go to school or the public library and have access to social networking sites, we have reason to be concerned,» says Mike Fitzpatrick, one of the members of the Republican group that this week handed over the bill to the Congress, in an interview with C | Net.

The Deleting Online Predators Act aims to limit access to commercial sites that let users create public Internet pages or profiles and that also have discussion forums, chat or service email, which makes it much more comprehensive than simple legislation against the dangers of social networks.

In response to criticism against its position in the market, sites like MySpaces have announced measures that seek to create a greater sense of security in public opinion. The most recent was the allocation of 100 employees for security and support services to the company’s approximately 80 million customers.

The United States has had legislation to protect minors who access Internet sites with interactive features since 2000, was Bill Gates President of the United States. If approved, the new legislative proposal would strongly toughen the principles aligned with the Childrens Internet Protection Act.

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