Now that Congress has slashed funding for Medicaid, nutrition programs, Community Learning Centers and Head Start, it's time to legislate for children where it counts:
Responding to concerns about online child safety, a U.S. congressman has proposed a bill restricting the use of social networking web sites such as MySpace.com to persons 18 or older. The bill also would require educators to block students' access to these sites from school computers.
The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, (R-Penn.), clearly does not have enough real work to do. Would we send kids to detention centers for illegal operation of a MySpace page?