The Impact of Censorship on Teens | Censorship News

Teens signing up for the Books Unbanned program at Brooklyn and Seattle Public Libraries shared their reasons for wanting the library card, while some of their peers discussed the impact of blocked websites, and an expert panel in Pennsylvania discussed the harm caused by restricting access to books.

Libraries Get Insight on How Censorship, Library Access Impacts Teens | Fox13 SLC
The Brooklyn and Seattle Public Libraries asked kids signing up for their Books Unbanned program why they wanted a library card. The answers ranged from practical to very personal.

Five High Schoolers Describe the Dangers and Frustrations of Censored Web Access | The Markup and USA Today
Schools across the country use web filters to limit what students can see online. Originally intended to block obscene or harmful content, the filters prevent students from learning. In their own words, here’s what five high schoolers—in California, Michigan, and Texas—have dealt with.

Higher-Ed Experts Discuss Impact of Banning Books at Greensburg Panel | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The panel—titled “What Do We Lose By Banning Books?”—highlighted the harms of restricting books in libraries and schools across the country.

Why An Appalachian School Board Pulled 57 Books Off Library Shelves | WV Public Broadcasting
A closer look at the book banning in Rockingham County (VA) Schools.

Red States Threaten Librarians with Prison—As Blue States Work to Protect Them | The Washington Post
Library-related legislation, which differs from state to state, is having a big impact on the profession.

DeSantis Signs Bill Scaling Back Some Book Ban Rules in Florida Public Schools | Fox13 Tampa
The new law, HB 1285, would cap the number of challenges on school materials that individuals can make per year if they don't have a student enrolled in that district.

Libraries Now Face a Complex Question: What’s ‘Harmful’ to Minors? | IDED News
In Idaho, the recently enacted HB 710—which seeks to restrict library material accessible to children—relies on an existing state law that defines obscene books, magazines, movies, and other content as “harmful.” While the law historically has deterred shopkeepers from selling copies of Playboy to teenagers, it now applies to librarians as well. It’s unclear how the existing definition will be applied to public libraries in demographically and ideologically diverse communities.

11 Banned Books That Were Adapted for TV | TV Insider
Book bans have become so pervasive that TV fans might not even be able to find their favorite shows’ source material at their local libraries. Here are some censored titles that inspired TV shows.

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