67th Girls Nation Congress
To prevent schools from using a blanket firewall on devices connected to public school's (grades K-12) internet connections and instead use a program to tailor internet sites available to the student based off the students needs.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators Boelter and Mauldin of Alaska introduced the following bill; which was referred to Committee .
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 1. TITLE
This act may be cited as the "School Internet Censorship Modification Act".
SECTION 2. PURPOSE
The School Internet Censorship Modification Act will prevent schools from using a "one size fits all" firewall on school internet connections, and instead require schools to tailor internet availability to the needs of each individual student based off preset criteria.
SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS
Internet Censorship shall be defined as the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the internet over a certain network of computers.
Firewall shall be defined as a device or set of devices that is configured to permit or deny network transmissions based upon a set of rules and other criteria.
SECTION 4. SCHOOL INTERNET CENSORSHIP MODIFICATION ACT
The School Internet Censorship Modification Act entails that:
(A) Schools will be prevented from using a "one size fits all" style firewall.
(B) Alternatively, they would be permitted to use a login system which would
provide a customized firewall catered to the needs of the individual student.
(1) The students would be provided a login to their account.
(2) The students would be able to access different websites based on
their specific grade level, age, and special permissions by staff.
(a) Additional modifications could be made by staff or teachers to cater to
the needs of a specific student for specific projects or allowances.
(C) This act applies to all students with permission from the teacher/ guardian
present from grades Kindergarten through 12th.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall be effective for all students in the public school system in the United States on August 15, 2014.
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