Today is Banned Websites Awareness Day! AASL asks school library professionals across the country to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.
To help in this endeavor, visit AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD) website for resources, activities, and a complimentary webinar for AASL members.
Other information you may find useful to help demonstrate how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning includes AASL’s White Paper on Educational Technology in Schools and an executive summary on filtering in schools based on the results of the 2012 School Libraries Count! Longitudinal Survey supplemental questions.