LAYTON — Internet speeds at Davis County libraries will soon be six times faster that the current speed.
However, in order to get that increase, the Davis County Library Board of Directors has to clarify its policy on Internet safety for minors.
Board members previewed a new policy Tuesday morning that clarifies the Davis County Library System’s efforts to make Internet use safe for minors in the libraries. The board members plan to vote on the policy at a June’s board meeting.
“This policy reaffirms what we already do, which is blocking sites that are harmful to minors,” said Kris Sanford, the library director.
The policy states that the Davis County Library System has filters in place to prevent access to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail or other forms of direct electronic communication. The filters also prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity, as well as prevent unauthorized online disclosure of personal identification information of minors.
The filters block Internet access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography or material harmful to minors such as sexually explicit conduct.
The policy also encourages parents to supervise and monitor their children's Internet sessions since filtering software may not filter out all info that may be harmful to minors.
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