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Re: NJ Students Ordered to Take Down Blogs

Steve Sobol (
Thu, 27 Oct 2005 19:20:41 -0700

Wayne Parry wrote:

> By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press Writer

> A Roman Catholic high school has ordered its students to remove
> personal blogs from the Internet in the name of protecting them from
> cyberpredators.

> Students at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta appear to
> be heeding a directive from the principal, the Rev. Kieran McHugh, to
> remove personal postings about the school or themselves from Web sites
> like or, even if they were posted from the
> students' home computers.

I'm not convinced the issue is safety. Did any of the blogs speak
negatively about the high school?

> Students could be suspended if they flout the rules


> Thompson said parents of students who enroll in the schools sign
> contracts governing student behavior, including responsible Internet
> use.

Which, I'm sure, doesn't apply at home - such agreements usually apply
to Internet use AT THE SCHOOL. I'd like to see one such agreement from
this school.

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