Along with banned books week comes a day in the middle: Banned Websites Awareness Day. Celebrated on September 30, 2015, this awareness day, brought to you by American Association of School Librarians or AASL, “promote[s] an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning.”
As students, becoming aware of what’s online gives us a sense of taking charge of our own learning. When these sites are banned, that freedom is taken away. What they want students, teachers, and even parents to get out of this day is to be aware that this is happening, but also do something about it.
Follow this link to access a video on how to get involved: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/bwad15. The following QR code also has a list of banned websites.
Call number: 025.042 In886 2014
Fisher, Richard. “The Florida Pet Club Mystery.” New Scientist 216.2893 (2012): 20-21. Academic Search Premier. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.
Luhtala, Michelle. "Banned Websites Awareness Day." Knowledge Quest 44.1 (2015): 65+. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.
"Filtering Beyond Cipa: Consequences Of And Alternatives To Overfiltering In Schools." Knowledge Quest 44.1 (2015): 60. Publisher Provided Full Text Searching File. Web. 30 Sept. 2015.
Tyler, Kelly, and Kristin Fletcher-Spear. Intellectual Freedom For Teens : A Practical Guide For Young Adults And School Librarians. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 30 Sept. 2015.
Adams, Helen R., and Trina Magi. "Intellectual Freedom--Enduring Values In A Changing World." Knowledge Quest 44.1 (2015): 6-7. Academic Search Premier. Web. 30 Sept. 2015.