Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Global Map of Website Filtering and Censorship

What do you block? Add your school to this collaborative map started by Will Richardson. I was proud to put a pin on the map for our school, which does not censor websites for our community members. I was also quite pleased to see that there are many other schools around the world that protect and value open access to websites for their learning community. I submit that those schools who continue to censor and filter will increasingly lose their relevance in the lives of their youth.  Are you a school that blocks heavily? Why? Will you continue to do this indefinitely? What value does censorship add? What are the opportunity costs of continued website censorship? Who is making the decisions?

Take a look at the map. While you are at it, add your school.

View Owen J. Roberts SD in a larger map

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