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Banned Websites Compared to Banned Books in Schools

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With reference to MindShift's "Surprising Websites that Schools Can't Access."

Book banning has long been a controversial issue in the nation's schools. Now some educators say banned websites pose as great a threat to kids' education and intellectual freedom. Filtering software and school rules designed to keep out violence and pornography are also blocking key educational and otherwise useful sites, teachers say, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - not to mention Google and National Geographic.