Internet Access Policies:
This page consists of a selection of Canadian resources considered helpful for understanding Internet access issues. Every effort has been made to identify a range of information.
As this site is constantly being developed and expanded, feedback on recommended sites or new policies is always welcome and should be emailed to Dr. Alvin M. Schrader.
Code of Conduct. 1996.
Cozac. David. Internet Censorship Report: The Challenges for Free Expression On-Line. 1998.
CLA Statement on Intellectual Freedom. 1974, rev. 1983, rev. 1985.
CLA Statement on Internet Access. 1997, rev. 2000.
Internet Service in Public Libraries - A Matter of Trust (also available in pdf). 2000.
Electronic Frontier Canada (EFC)
Illegal and Offensive Content on the Internet: The Canadian Strategy to Promote Safe, Wise and Responsible Internet Use. 2000. (Connecting Canadians - Guide to Safe Internet Use)
LibraryNet (English and French)
Racicot, Michel, Mark S. Hayes, Alec R. Szibbo, and Pierre Trudel. The Cyberspace is not a "No Law Land": A Study of the Issues of Liability for Content Circulating on the Internet. Ottawa, Ontario: Industry Canada. 1997.
Canada. Department of Justice. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Part 1. Constitution Act, 1982.
Media Awareness Network
Acceptable Use Policies for Internet Use (Schools)
Canada's Children in a Wired World: The Parents' View -Key Findings. See also, Canada's Children In A Wired World: The Parents' View. Final Report. Industry Canada. March 2000.
Web Awareness Canada: An Overview (English and French)
Young Canadians in a Wired World: The Students' View. October 2001.
Research and Commentary
Ahmad, Nyla. CyberSurfer: The OWL Internet Guide for Kids.. Toronto: Greey de Pencier Books, 1996.
Freedom to Read Week Kit.
Freedom to Read Week Kit
Kantner, Ronald. Legal Issues Resulting from Internet Use in Public Libraries. (Also in Feliciter 1, 2000: 18-19.)
Lefebvre, Arlette and Brian Hills. Taking Your Kids Online: How and When to Introduce Children to the Internet. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1999.
"Libraries and the Internet Toolkit." Teacher Librarian 29.5 (June 2002): 58-60. Excerpt from the ALA online guide: Libraries and the Internet Toolkit.
McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.). "Children's Access to Services in Canadian Public Libraries." Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 26 (December 2001): 37-55.
Morton, Elizabeth. "What Are Public Library Customers Really Viewing on the Internet?" Feliciter 1, 2001: 20-21.
Oder, Norman. "Internet Battles Quieter in Canada." Library Journal 126 (2001): 18-19.
Perrin, Jacquie. " Do Internet Filters Work?" CBC Marketplace. Producer: Richard Wright. Researcher: Colman Jones. Broadcast: 22 October, 2002.
Racicot, Michel, Mark S. Hayes, Alec R. Szibbo, and Pierre Trudel. The Cyberspace is Not a "No Law Land": A Study of the Issues of Liability for Content Circulating on the Internet. Ottawa, Ontario: Industry Canada. 1997.
Schrader, Alvin. M. Internet Filters: Library Access Issues in a Cyberspace World. Presentation, 65th IFLA Council and General Conference, FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) Committee, August 25, 1999, Bangkok, Thailand.
Schrader, Alvin. M. "Cyberspeech and Cybersafety: Intellectual Freedom Issues for Canadian Librarians in a Cyberspace World." In Understanding Telecommunications and Public Policy: A Guide for Libraries. Eds. Karen Adams and William F. Birdsall. Ottawa: CLA and School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, 1998. 71-96.
Schrader, Alvin. M. Technology and the Politics of Choice: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Intellectual Freedom. A presentation to "ODYSSEY 2002—Bending the Light: Powerful Learning", a conference for K-12 educators and administrators, Kananaskis, Alberta, 15 March 2002. Learning Resources Council, 2002.
Shade, Leslie Regan. "Protecting the Kids?: Debates Over Internet Content." In Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics in Canada: A Cacophony of Voices. Eds. Sherry Devereaux Ferguson and Leslie Regan Shade. London: Ablex, 2002. 76-87.
Theall, Donald F. "Canada, Censorship, and the Internet." In Interpreting Censorship in Canada. Eds. Klaus Petersen and Allan C. Hutchinson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. 241-67.
Young Canadians in a Wired World. Research Initiative. Industry Canada. 2000.
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