While most schools have “filters” on their computers to keep kids from porn and spam, savvy developers usually find a way around these filters. Idaho lawmakers want to increase Internet security efforts in the state’s schools. Their proposal would require school to develop safe Internet usage policies that would have to be approved by their local school board. And the proposed bill mandates Internet safety training in the school.
Only 27 states have a similar policy now and Idaho is taking a giant leap in the right direction. The House approved the bill on Friday and it now heads to the State Senate.