Should the Internet be censored?
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Should the Internet Be Censored? "No bones about it, the Internet needs to be censored". At least according to Gerry Morgan, president of an Internet contents provider and a parent, he among other non-denominational Christian parents claims that they have found "the only realistic answer to the Internet porn-crisis". They've created a program where all Web sites are pre-screened, avoiding any material that can be harmful to kids (Watson). They say that the Internet has to be censored because it has material, especially pornography, which can and will be offensive to others. But not everybody agrees with that. The censorship of the Internet is still a very controversial issue, and people all over the world debate whether or not this is a case against free speech. While Morgan states that by censoring the Internet we'll be protecting ourselves and our children, Mr. Jeffrey Pollock, a Republican from Oregon who used to think the same, recently changed his mind when he found out that his own site had been blocked by an Internet filter. After the incident, Mr. Pollock expressed that "To mandate the federal government to legislate morality, I find abhorrent"(Schwartz). The disagreement on this issue continues and every person has a different opinion on what would be a satisfying solution to it. Even though I agree that it is not any parent's desire for his/her children to have access to pornography or other potentially offensive material on the Internet, it is not worth jeopardizing our right to free speech in the name of morality. The truth is we cannot protect our children from all the violence or pornography available in today's world just as our parents could not protect us.
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A. Black and White/Two or More Colors
1. Ana Zalacain, "Is Bosnia our World War III?" The Columbian, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ;
2. Ana Zalacain, "Weeping...Wondering...Waiting," The Columbian, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ;
3. Ben Dewey, "Crimes by juveniles increasing in US," Lakewood Times, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH;
CM. Eunice Lee and Cindy Wang, "Election '96," The Epic, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA;
CM. Ben Dewey, "What can be said," Lakewood Times, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH;
CM. Jane Tschang, "Should the internet be censored?" The Quill, Bryn Maur School, Baltimore, MD.
B. Portfolio of Work
1. Ben Dewey, "Turning down a message," Lakewood Times, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH;
2. Amy Carlson and Max Gundmunson, "Teens speak out on compulsive habits," The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, WA;
3. Hunter Powell, "Eye on the poll," Westlake Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
CM. Genna Lyons, "Graduation Special," Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newton, MA;
CM. Andre Guerrero, "Capitol City," Westlake Featherduster, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
CM. Conrad Seto and Dominic Yee, "Man of Steel," The Lowell, Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA.