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I-8 <br />1 <br />NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY INTERNET USE POLICY <br />The Internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of material and opinions <br />from varied points of view. It is a global electronic network which enables the library to <br />provide information to customers beyond the library’s collection. <br /> <br />The library does not monitor and has no control over the information on the Internet. Not <br />all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. You may <br />need to question the validity of the information you find. <br /> <br />Materials obtained or copied on this computer network may be subject to copyright laws. <br />Illegal activities or any other activities that are intended to interfere with or disrupt <br />network users, services, or equipment are prohibited. <br /> <br />In offering Internet access, the library cannot control access points which often change <br />rapidly and unpredictably. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion and the <br />library is not responsible for any access points they reach. As with other library materials, <br />parents and guardians of children, not the library, are responsible for their children’s use of <br />the Internet. While it is the responsibility of parents to establish rules for their children’s <br />use of the Internet, the NBPL has taken steps to assist parents in this task. The Library has <br />installed on the children’s computers a blocking service which prevents known violent or <br />sexually explicit material from being accessed. This service has proven to be reliable in <br />blocking inappropriate children’s material from appearing on these computers. However, <br />since some content providers deliberately attempt to thwart blocking programs and since <br />some children seek to overcome such blocking, the NBPL does not guarantee that <br />inappropriate material will not be accessed by children; appropriate use of the Internet <br />must be the responsibility of parents. Parents are encouraged to read “Keeping Kids Safer <br />on the Internet: Tips for Parents and Guardians” at <br />http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US <br />&PageId=3601 and view the resources for parents and guardians at <br />http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents. <br />. <br /> <br /> Approved by the Board of Library Trustees - November 11, 1996 <br /> <br />Adopted - February 24, 1997 <br />Amended & Reassigned – April 8, 2003 <br />Amended – August 17, 2004 <br />Amended – October 10, 2006 <br /> <br />Formerly I-22