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dangerous access 2000 incidents

get dangerous access, 2000 edition:  uncovering internet pornography in america's libraries

name city st topic comments
crowley ridge regional library jonesboro ar adult accessing inappropriate mater when our public access terminals were new, we had a few people "push the envelope" on appropriate public behavior. we have told seven people that they are no longer eligible to use a computer in the library.
ft. smith public library ft. smith ar attempted molestation jill michelle cronk, 26, was charged with third-degree carnal abuse for allegedly fondling a 14-year-old girl she had typed messages to over a lesbian chat line on the internet. the girl corresponded with the woman on the internet using a fort smith public library computer. cronk, who had talked to the girl over the internet for about a month, caught a flight to fort smith tuesday afternoon and met the girl at the library branch on market trace, detective cpl. ron scamardo said. arkansas times: "woman charged in library internet case" 4/17/98
coolidge public library coolidge az adult accessing pornography it was reported that patron had been bringing up naked women on the internet. after watching patron for awhile, i did not catch anything out of the way. is was then reported to me again awhile later. i went to station #4 to tell him that if he were bringing up sexually explicit pictures on the internet that he would need to get off. much to my surprise, there it was in front of my eyes on the monitor. i told him to check out and get off the computer and that he knew the policy stated on that matter. he finally got off the computer. patron's record now shows he is no longer allowed computer access.
flagstaff public library flagstaff az adult accessing pornography after __ has used the internet station and left the library, i went to the internet station to clear the history and location bars. i found game sites and pornographic sites listed there. 12/27/98
mohave county library district kingman az complaint / no incident children being able to access adult oriented games, toys, pictures or literature on the internet. put age restrictions on use of internet by policy or blocking or must have parental approval or having a parent or guardian present. we must do something to protect our children's innocence.
mohave county library district kingman az complaint / no incident pornography on internet- access to children underage. not to let children have access to pornography.
mohave county library district kingman az complaint / no incident pornography on the internet. access to anybody like my kids. toys my children won't understand. put block on pornography.
prescott public library prescott az adult accessing pornography obscene materials have been an infrequent nuisance by patrons who left the images in history for subsequent patrons.
scottsdale public library system scottsdale az adult accessing pornography the library is increasingly populated by bums who spend hours on the internet. one of them looks remarkably like the "wanted" picture in the 1/10/99 republic and spends all his time viewing pornography on the web.
tempe public library tempe az child accessing pornography 1/28/99 youth library and tpl education center at escalate: www.porn.com, www.sex.com, www.dick.com & www.wolfpac.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/11/99 adult reference: www.explicitpics.com, www.suckit.com, www.pantyman.com & www.xxx.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/19/99 adult reference: www.pornositz.com & www.wetdreams.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/23/99 adult reference: www.pyromaniacs.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/23/99 adult reference: www.whitehouse.com.
tempe public library tempe az child accessing pornography 2/23/99 youth services: www.zelda.com, www.whitehouse.com, www.nudelink.com, www.wolfpac.com, www.freesex.com, www.porn.com & www.xxx.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/24/99 adult reference: wwwworldsexguide.org, www.18andnew.com, www.bordellos.com, www.escorts-london.co.uk, www.smutland.com, www.lucifers.com, www.sissify.com, www.explicitpics.com, www.hott-spot.co & www.barebackjack.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/4/99 adult reference computers: www.match.com, www.freepics.com & www.porn.com.
tempe public library tempe az child accessing pornography 2/4/99 youth library: www.whitehouse.com, www.playboy.com, www.playgirl.com & www.hotnasty.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 2/5/99 adult reference: www.smutland.com & www.seksnet.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 3/1/99 adult reference: www.cum69.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 3/16/99 adult reference: www.cum69.com.
tempe public library tempe az adult accessing pornography 4/14/99 adult reference: www.thepeespot.com, www.naked-in-public.com.
yuma county library district yuma az child porn being accessed a transient facing seven felony charges after allegedly emailing child pornography form a public library computer is competent to stand trial according to a local judge. victor kenneth bell, 46, was arrested in february. yuma police alleged he was electronically transmitting a pornographic image of young teenage boys from a public use computer.
chandler public library chandler az adult exposing children to pornogra kathleen ___ came into the library with 4 children (all under the age of 13) and while passing one of the internet computers observed a very explicit picture of a male and female couple engaged in intercourse. kathleen attempted to clear the screen but was unable to do so before all the children viewed the image. 7/16/98
chandler public library chandler az adult exposing children to pornogra on thursday afternoon, while jo and i were at the youth desk, a woman came to the desk and said that there was a picture of a naked woman using a dildo on the computer. we said that we would take care of it right away and jo immediately went over and put the computer back to the library's homepage. on friday morning, the woman called and spoke to me. she was concerned about other children seeing such images in the library. she told me that she had had to explain the "birds and the bees" to her children.
phoenix public library phoenix az attempted molestation phoenix police department report: on 6-29-98 at approximately 1430 hours, sergeant ruiz was contacted by a patrol sergeant reference an attempt sexual conduct with a minor, occurring at the phoenix public library...officer jackson first talked with cheryl ___, who informed him that she had arrived at the library approximately a little after 1:00 p.m. and her [4-year-old] son needed to use the restroom. she walked her son over to the restroom located on the second floor of the library and let her son go into the men's restroom by himself. he son was gone for approximately 2 to 3 minutes when he came back outside and told his mother that there was a black boy inside the bathroom who was willing to give him a quarter to "suck his d___"... interview with damian [suspected perpetrator, age 13] damian told me he arrived at the library approximately 12 o'clock. he stated he had taken the bus from his house and that he comes to the public library daily. i asked damian to tell me a little bit of what he does at the li
phoenix public library phoenix az child accessing pornography several weeks ago i was in the library for some research and was given a "ticket" for computer use. approaching my assigned computer i came upon an adolescent being mesmerized by obscene and pornographic visuals from the internet. he was startled and embarrassed as i asked for permission to use the computer and he left quickly. viewing the area that afternoon, i noticed that at least half of the computer users at any one time were teenage males. i suspect many of them were engaged in the same sort of "entertainment". 9/25/98
alameda county library fremont ca child accessing pornography young children (about 10 years old) viewing sexually graphic materials on the web. there is some confusion on how to handle this. it is our understanding that the young child should be asked to stop. however, our written guidelines indicate very strongly that we do not monitor what patrons are viewing and we make every attempt not to notice and to ensure the patron's privacy.
alameda public library alameda ca child accidentally viewing pornogra alameda, ca--"on 3/17/99 a patron brought to the attention that sexually obscene and explicit verbal was retrieved on the alta vista search engine when her daughter entered the keywords american girls magazine."
alamitos library long beach ca complaint / no incident a very disturbing situation has recently been brought to my attention. our libraries now offer unfiltered access to the internet to all patrons, including children with parental approval. the internet is permeated with sexually explicit, hardcore pornographic material of the worst kind. with a couple of clicks of the mouse one can bring up images depicting the grossest, most degrading images imaginable. these including violent images of bondage, sadomasochism, excretory functions and beastiality. just imagine the harm and trauma these kinds of images would to an elementary school class as they were on a field trip to their friendly neighborhood library.
alamitos library long beach ca child accidentally viewing pornogra i have three children age 5, 7, and 9 years of age. they are regularly using the internet for their school work since we don't have a home computer. one of my children had a complaint of seeing accidentally some pornographic pictures in the internet. as a parent, i am concerned about this pornographic stuff which can affect my children's minds as well as other children, especially in a public place. i wonder if there is any way to filter these things out, so my children can use it without fear of seeing these kinds of pictures.
azusa city library azusa ca child accessing pornography two young men and one young woman were using the adult internet computer. they were huddled around the computer screen, shielding the screen from view. they conveyed through body language that they were possibly accessing prohibited sites. one of them appeared to be around age 13, and neither of the other two appeared old enough to be a parent. when staff approached the group she noticed the site name was "f*** of the week" and immediately asked the three to move away from the computer. the sexually explicit material on the screen was pornographic and clearly unacceptable. staff told the official internet user _________ that his privileges were revoked for 6 months. staff called the home (the 2 boys are brothers) and spoke to mrs. _________. she was shocked and pointed out the girl was her 15 year old daughter. staff explained that in the future that if _____________ were to expose his younger brother or any other minor to prohibited material on the public internet he would be arrested for contribut
contra costa county library pleasant hill ca child accessing pornography i am a junior attending northgate high school. i worked at the ygnacio valley library. while i was there, i saw something that bothered me. i saw an 8 year old on the internet, looking at pornography. his parents were in the library looking for books, with out knowledge of their son looking at pornography. i would see him often, about three times a week. i did not tell my boss or do anything. i believe pornography on the internet is too easy to access for little children. something should be done about this. they should not be allowed to be looking at such things in a library, a public place. i suggest programs be put on the computers so it blocks the user from these kind of sites. another solution would be to try banning pornography from the internet.
contra costa county library pleasant hill ca child accessing pornography i spoke to margaret and she said that she did speak to the mother. ms. __ came up to margaret after the kids were gone and said that some teenagers had been looking at pornographic pictures and that her child had seen them when he passed by. by that time, however, the teens were gone. margaret said that currently our policy is to provide unfiltered access to the internet and that ms. delfin was welcome to write a letter to the county librarian. i asked margaret what she would have done if the teens had still been in the library and she said in that case she would have gone up to them and told them that she received a complaint about what they were looking at and that they needed to stop.
contra costa county library pleasant hill ca child accessing inappropriate mater i was at the reference desk when a woman asked that we deny internet access to her daughter - apparently the girl sent or received some email that her mother considers criminally actionable. she wouldn't specify the exact nature of the case - said it was confidential. she has reported it to the police - specifically a sgt. carmichael of the pinole police. i explained that i would need to take this up the chain of command.
contra costa county library pleasant hill ca child accessing pornography secondly, i must also share with you an experience my family had yesterday at the library that has left me stunned!!!! my 2nd grader and i went to the el sobrante library and i noticed a group of 6 children no more than 10 years of age gathered around a computer terminal. my son and i started to look for information on the computers across from where these children were seated. as soon as i got up to go pick out the books (which was close to where they were seated) they turned off their computer. my son & i went to another area to look for additional books. my son & i returned to the area where two boys remained on the same computer and as we approached their computer, i saw what these 10 yr. olds were so interested in....it was pornographic material! i am appalled that tax dollars are being used to spread pornographic material & our libraries are the catalyst.
contra costa county library pleasant hill ca adult accidently accessing pornogra we went to the library yesterday to see if these sites were blocked on your computer system. well....we were shocked! by merely typing in s.e.x. and accessing a website, pornographic pictures of intercourse appeared on screen. this is being totally irresponsible to the well being of the community. they (the manufacturers) have more sophisticated software available now, so you're not limited to blocking just key words like, breast or sex but can block specific websites.
daly city public library daly city ca adult exposing children to pornogra westlake branch staff reported offensive internet use by patron. it came to their attention when the user went beyond his allotted time and staff asked him to leave. the employee noted a group of children standing behind the user and saw he was viewing pornographic pictures on the screen. he closed the screen and left immediately when the employee notified him that he had exceeded his time limit.
downtown library--city of palo altp palo alto ca child accessing pornography about a dozen younger teenagers seem to trade around with each other so that they always have control of the internet terminals. porn appears to be their main research goal!
downtown library--city of palo altp palo alto ca child accessing pornography young boy using pc--patron came by as soon as he saw her looking he pushed "back" button. feels access is like leaving porno magazines on counter.
escondido public library escondido ca child accessing pornography a couple of our younger patrons were printing out porno from the internet stations in the cubicles. they were between the ages of 10-12. these were explicit bondage photos. i discovered them quite by accident. it was closing and a printout was left in the printer. so, i would like to put an age of 14 restriction on the cubicles.
escondido public library escondido ca child accessing pornography complaint from parent of teenager who told parent they saw an adult looking at nude pictures on the internet computers at the library.
escondido public library escondido ca pornography left for children i went to help a parent and his son on the children's internet and found tons of pornographic material on it. i don't think the surfwatch is working. this was very embarrassing for me and the parent (male). there was tons of porno material--children, gays, etc. (men getting b*** j***s). maybe we should update the surfwatch program or something--please help.
escondido public library escondido ca child accessing pornography teenager downloaded pornography to diskette, took it to school and was caught with it. the school called and was quite upset. i explained our policy and the need for us to rely on parental supervision.
escondido public library escondido ca child accessing pornography teenager printed some pornography.
escondido public library escondido ca child accessing pornography the filtering software is not foolproof. a couple of kids were actively trying to find pornography sites. when they did find a site not blocked by surfwatch and they typed in the url the addresses stayed in the url box in the pull-down menu. later, parents and kids would accidentally find this box, click on it and unexpectedly be confronted with nude pictures.
fresno county free library fresno ca child porn being accessed on saturday, january 9, 1999 my husband and i visited your library to do some research. while in line to ask a staff member a question, we noticed a man sitting at one of the computer terminals located in the center of the reference section. on the screen were three nude women. i looked around at the library staff and all seemed oblivious to it. i felt these were inappropriate images to have in an area where many people, including children were present. it should also be mentioned merely 150 feet away is the entrance to the children's section of the library. after a few minutes had passed, i looked again at the computer screen. this time the image of a young girl, perhaps six or seven years old completely nude, was on the monitor. i was shocked. i notified the person who helped us what was happening. he had absolutely nothing to say. he did nothing. i continued with my research dismayed with what i was witnessing. not only was he viewing this illegal material he was also printing the pictures. i
glendale public library glendale ca complaint / no incident does the city of glendale have any policy regarding the blocking of pornographic material transmission over the internet? if you do not have one, i would encourage you to legally find a way to implement a policy that would block such materials. since libraries do not currently have hustler or playboy magazines and other visually provocative materials on their shelves, blocking such internet materials would seem like a simple extension or current policy.
glendora public library glendora ca adult exposing children to pornogra a mother informed me that a man was viewing pornography on the internet and that her young daughter had seen this. ___ went to another page so i did not catch him in the act. i went to jill and told her about the situation. she informed ____ that there was a complaint and that we have a 0 tolerance policy on pornography. she then talked to the mother for verification and told _____ that he would have to leave the library for the day.
glendora public library glendora ca adult accessing pornography dominic informed me that ____ was accessing inappropriate pages on the internet and told him to wait for the librarian. ____ ignored dominic and exited the page before i reached the computer. before i had a chance to talk to _____ he immediately became defensive and said he didn't know how he got in to the adult web sites. i asked him if he had read our internet policy and he said no. i explained that by signing up to use the internet you agree to abide by our policy. i told him that i understood how he could have accidentally got into an area that he should get a librarian next time if he doesn't know how to exit from inappropriate sites. i also mentioned that reading our policy would inform him about what is and what is not acceptable use of the internet in the library. i asked ___ to come back in about five minutes so that i could access the page he was on to determine if our policy was being violated. ____ became rude and kept asking why i needed to do this and that. i kept telling him that i nee
glendora public library glendora ca adult accessing pornography dominic saw ____ viewing a picture of a nude woman on the internet. ____ had brought up several screens at one time trying to conceal this site. he was downloading information onto a floppy. it's against the policy to view porn on our terminals. it is also against the policy to download any material off internet by any other means than printing (you're not allowed to put any disc into our internet terminals.) dominic told me of the situation then requested the patron to get off of the terminal citing the above reasons. the patron didn't seem upset. he acquiesced and left the terminal. spencer found ____ in the stacks and reviewed the incident. ___ did not deny any accusation leveled. he was told that he was off the internet for the day he could stay in the library though. he was free to return and use the internet again as of 1-13-99 but was warned that if he ever committed the action described above he would be banned from the library.
glendora public library glendora ca adult accessing pornography pat sullivan informed me about the latest incident involving your use of the public internet terminals. today, you signed in and wrote down a start time 90 minutes later that your actual start time. pat warned you that your internet privileges would be rescinded if you attempted to do this again. after reviewing your past history of abuses of the public internet terminals, i am writing to inform you that as of today, dec. 7, 1998, your internet privileges have been rescinded for one month. you may still use the library but you may not use the internet terminals until jan. 7, 1999. a quick summary of your violations of the library's internet policy include: 14 october 1998: you were told to leave the library for the rest of the day after we found that you were displaying pornographic sites on the terminal. i told you that day that we would have zero tolerance for any further policy violations. 17 july 1998: you were told to leave the library after getting into an altercation with another patron over
kern county library bakersfield ca child accessing pornography ___ a resource specialist for the _____ school district called me by telephone to request the library's internet policy. it seems a student at _____ had his backpack confiscated whereupon computer printouts containing bikini and topless models were discovered. the student told the teachers that he printed the pictures using an internet station at the ____ library. this led ___ to call the library and express his concern with our current internet policy. he had no idea what our stance was on the issue, so i informed him of our current internet policy and assured him that we are doing the best job we can within our abilities. he was not challenging our policy, but not completely satisfied either. he asked if the community had any voice in the matter, and if so what could be done to secure child safety on the library's internet. although he is not in total compliance with our policy, he understands that we are doing everything possible to provide a safe and healthy environment. i later referred him to ca
kern county library bakersfield ca harassing staff with pornography ____ complained about the pornography on the internet and wanted ___ to come and look at the site. i told him that the internet station he was using is unfiltered, so he may use filtered internet station if he likes. i also told him to talk to norm at beale about it. five minutes later he complained about adult material being accessible on the internet and he wanted me to come and read it. i refused to look at the material because he goes into sex sites and expects staff to come and look at it to complain about it. i told him this is considered sexual harassment. he told me there are no pictures just words. i told him i will not look at it. i gave him patron service comment form. later on he called norm at beale. he also called me back and asked if i meant to say "it's construed as sexual harassment". i told him "yes". so he apologized for over-reacting and asked if he still can use the library. i told him, yes, he can use the library and he does have the option to use filtered or unfiltered stat
kern county library bakersfield ca child accessing pornography on march 3, i dropped off my daughter at the public library in lake isabella while i ran a few errands. i was not concerned about my daughter as i felt she was at a "safe" place. i returned one hour later to pick her up and check out the books she chose, and found her sitting at a computer with two other children close to her age (11 years old). as we began to leave for home, my daughter proceeded to tell me: "mom, you will never believe what we saw on the internet!" i did not even realize until that moment that the library had internet access, much less allowing children to sit at it unsupervised! to keep this letter appropriate for all readers, i will delicately put to you what my daughter saw on the internet. it was pornography in the worst form: a video of a sexual nature involving a man and a gorilla. needless i say, i went back into the library and told the three librarians what my daughter had observed. they told me they didn't think that was possible as the children were using the "filtered"
kern county library bakersfield ca child accessing pornography patron (a minor) had parental permission to use the unfiltered internet station here. he was supposed to be viewing meta? sites. he was alone at the station. our aide, terri, noticed that the monitor had been turned away from the keyboard. the patron had left the area. when she went to the station to check it, she found a sexually explicit site which she could not get out of. she had to disconnect from the server to get out, and then clear the cache, etc. terri called this a "wrap around cookie". she will try to access the site address and more "cookie" programming information which she will send in later.
kern county library bakersfield ca adult accessing inappropriate mater patron first entered building and asked if we had a tv to watch the oj verdict and i said no. the next thing i know, the 6:00 person is here for the internet and i approach the terminal and he is sitting next to _____. i approach the internet terminal, find it in an inappropriate screen so i began reloading it. man tells me the young lady (which i later came to assume was his daughter) has been waiting at the desk for help for a half hour. i said she couldn't have been since staff had been helping people very quickly. he got mad at that. when the young lady came back, i tried to ask her what was going on, but she never spoke. i couldn't figure out if they were actually signed up to use the internet or what their reference question was. i tried to explain sign up time for the internet but he just kept saying you're wasting my time. as he left the library he yelled you work in the library because you can't work anywhere else.
kern county library bakersfield ca child accessing pornography the first week of april the matter of pornography was brought to the attention of ___ and ___. it is my understanding this was brought to the attention of the board of supervisors at this time also. this issue is taking too much time to resolve. young people have been continuing to access pornographic material on the internet at the library far too long already.
kern county library bakersfield ca adult exposing children to pornogra white male with glasses and straight blond hair with balding on top. man was "skinny" and wearing a white t-shirt. three young boy (8-9 years old) were waiting to use an internet workstation. when the man using the workstation finished, he handed a paper to the boys with the following url: persiankitty.com (see attached). the boys accessed the site and discovered that it was pornographic. they came to the reference desk and explained the situation to _____ referred them to me. i asked them to repeat their story. according to the boys, the man gave them the paper with the url and told them, "look up this. you'll like it". i cautioned the boys against talking with strangers. i told them to come to the reference desk if someone was bothering or worrying them. i thanked them for telling us about their situation. they didn't want to give their names or telephone numbers.
livermore public library livermore ca child accessing pornography an unnamed woman sued the library yesterday after her 12-year-old son repeatedly downloaded pornographic images to a disk, printed them out at a relative's house, and then distributed them, according to the suit and the pacific justice institute, a sacramento-based nonprofit legal defense organization specializing in religious freedom and parents' rights. cnet news, "library sued for not filtering net", 5/29/98
los angeles public library los angeles ca complaint / no incident can you tell me why my taxpayer dollars must be used to supply pornographic material to library patrons? although i do have some reservations about the advisability of providing computers in our branch libraries, i recognize and accept the principle underlying budgeting for this service: the library is an information center. however, information is one thing, pornography is another. any visitor to the library cannot help observing that many of the men using the computers are viewing porno, and i certainly doubt that providing this kind of entertainment is a proper function of a taxpayer-supporter entity.
los angeles public library los angeles ca pornography left on printer/screen i am writing you regarding an extremely serious problem i just experienced at the fairfax library. i was sending my resume to some companies and by mistake clicked on the "back" button. suddenly i was in the middle of pornography. i tried to get out if it but each screen brought me to more and more pornographic images. i was afraid to leave the computer in case a child would sit down. i waited for a staff member to pass by and i explained that i had always found the library a "safe" place. it is no longer safe, if innocent people trying to use the internet get exposed unintentionally to graphic depictions of pornography. i asked the librarian why there are not filters and he said that presently there is nothing he can do to prevent this sort of thing from happening.
los angeles public library los angeles ca complaint / no incident i was shocked to learn that our neighborhood library offers unlimited, unfiltered access to the internet (including many sites that display all sorts of pornography) to children of all ages as well as adults. as a parent and a taxpayer, i strongly object to this misuse of public funds. here are some points i would like to make: 1. offering free, unlimited access to pornography is an open invitation to child molesters, and sexual deviants, while also providing them with an environment full of potential victims.
los angeles public library los angeles ca child accessing pornography the computers at out local branch are being used almost daily to access pornography. of the 6 computers available, 2 are located (at a child's eye level) right by the entrance of the library where every person, and especially every child, must walk by to go to the children's section. also, when returning or checking out books, these 2 computers are seen. although they have installed privacy screens, these only provide privacy if you are sitting at the computer.
los angeles public library los angeles ca complaint / no incident the problem is that the leadership of the los angeles city librarians has no compassion for, or interest in, the precious little minds of the children that they are claiming to educate at a local level. i have repeatedly made contact with susan kent and _______ office to register my concerns. ______ has done her best to assure me that a process is in place to safeguard the children from freely accessing pornography on the internet. she has assured me that any children caught violating the policy and accessing pornography will have their internet privileges taken suspended.
los angeles public library los angeles ca child accessing pornography the real tragedy is that parents need to be outraged over the fact that the library has refused to even consider adding internet filtering software to the terminals at the local libraries. according to the ala charter the ala will not discriminate against what can be viewed by anyone on account of their sex, race, religion or age. i have personally seen groups of kids who willingly admitted to me that getting on to porn sites is easy and everyone does it. but in every case, the response of the librarians has been that it is the duty of the parents to decide what their children are allowed to view at the library. (**2 incidents)
los angeles public library los angeles ca complaint / no incident the year after the fire at the library my wife and i made a $1,000 gift to the library and have continued with $500 gifts each year thereafter. i mention this only as evidence of our bona fides as supporters of the library. this week a librarian at the brentwood branch confirmed what i had heard that it was the library's policy to allow children unrestricted viewing of the internet, even if such viewing was hard core pornography. i asked if this was compelled by law or if it was the library's own policy. she replied it was the library's policy and when i inquired as to the reason, the answer was that children are "citizens" and that therefore there could be no restrictions on their use of library facilities because this would constitute censorship.
los angeles public library los angeles ca child accessing pornography unrestricted internet use among children is a growing problem...while at the casper street library, i noticed a young girl about 10 or 12 years old viewing the internet and searching pornographic sites. patron letter to the library, 6/24/98
los angeles public library los angeles ca child accessing pornography last saturday at the north hollywood branch i witnessed a big problem with internet accessibility. i witnessed a young man, not more than 13 or 14 years of age, viewing sexually explicit adult material over the internet. i pointed this out to the librarians and nothing was done about it. later i noticed that this young man was printing out sexually explicit pictures from the internet on the library printer located at the reference desk. once again, no one noticed what this young man was doing right under their noses.
marin county free library san rafael ca adult accessing pornography patron accesses nudes on internet. librarians have asked him not to do this as it offends nearby patrons. possible options: privacy screens.
marin county free library san rafael ca adult accessing pornography patron confronted another patron about him accessing pornography on the internet. response is left up to staff judgement.
marin county public library marin county ca adult accessing pornography davis opened the discussion by explaining that there was a patron who traveled between branches, who accessed nudes on the internet. because of the current policy this person is allowed to book two hours at each library. further, that the reference librarians at each facility have asked him not to do this a it offends nearby patrons. emerson stated the civic center is also familiar with this person, and that another patron confronted him about this activity. discussion followed re the need to agree upon an approach to handle such situations...after further discussion, it was decided one or two privacy screens would be tested. (**2 incidents) 5/28/98
mariposa county library mariposa ca pornography left on printer/screen patrons have mentioned that they have found things when they go to clear history, turn the machine off or they start to use the machine. there are no records because the material was erased and the incidents were reported to me at a much later date.
mariposa county library mariposa ca adult accessing pornography staff has mentioned that they have found things when they go to clear the history, turn the machine off or they start to use the machine. there are no records because the material was erased and the incidents were reported to me at a much later date. (**2 incidents)
mira mesa public library mira mesa ca child accessing pornography a fifth grader from walker elementary school in mira mesa was temporarily barred from scripps ranch library's internet computer after a patron saw him printing out pornographic images. librarian nancy assaf said the boy told her that a mira mesa high school student offered him 50 cents per page of smut. san diego union tribune: libraries caught in a tangled web", 5/15/97
napa city-county library napa ca complaint / no incident become family friendly--there is no reason anyone should have access to violent, pornographic, or chat material. there is no place in our tax funded and public funded institutions for guns, killing, racism, bomb making, sex, homosexuality, beastality, pedophilia. money should be spent on education reading programs, etc. i think if the ala doesn't get its head out they will become a breeding ground for sick individuals to share immoral information to one another the library will make it free and very easy!
napa city-county library napa ca complaint / no incident if napa library doesn't get computer blocks soon and become family friendly we will not continue our patronage and urge others to do the same.
newport beach public library newport beach ca complaint / no incident library staff is instructed to do absolutely nothing if they witness a child's computer screen showing pictures of sodomy, children having sex with animals, or if they are corresponding with a possible sex offender. something is wrong!
newport beach public library newport beach ca child accessing pornography someone in our city was quite angry after visiting our central library and discovering children having access to hard core porn through library computers. he informed the library personnel and was told they were helpless to intervene. apparently they watch many children watching and downloading hard porn material, but the city's rules forbid them to stop them.
oakland public library oakland ca adult accessing pornography 5/12/99 pc user complained that computer was stuck and he was unable to get out of the non-pornographic site that was on the screen. i noticed that the pc bars showed approx. 15 different sites that it had been connected to by user. i clicked on 1 of them, and it called up hard core porn which i shutdown.
oakland public library oakland ca child accessing pornography 5/13/99 i observed patron and friend of same age viewing non-porno sites, as patron clicked on links a porno site appeared. they laughed, glanced over to see me watching and immediately said "i didn't do it". i told her to exit the site and i read the posted rule out loud to both of them. i told them if i saw any more porn on the screen that the power would be shut off.
oakland public library oakland ca adult accessing pornography 5/4/99 patron came to me to complain that pornographic web pages had suddenly appeared on her screen while she was connected to nickelodeon (www.nick/com). i apologized and tried to close the porn window only to reveal several others beneath each 1 i closed. about 10 minutes later she came back and said that it was happening again. this time i shut the pc down and connected her to explorer rather that netscape. 5 minutes later the same thing happened, i shut it down and told her we had to keep it off since we were unable to control it. she repeatedly asserted that she "didn't make it happen" in what seemed to be a sincere way.
oakland public library oakland ca adult accessing pornography 5/6/99 patron was using the pc in hl. halfway through the hour i walked past the pc and patron gestured to me to tell me that hardcore porn sites were gain appearing spontaneously on the screen. she said she had been using www.yahoo.com. i shut down the computer and told her it had to be kept off.
oakland public library oakland ca adult accessing pornography a patron came to me and said that the computer was stuck. another staff member and i went over to assist and found that behind the dialog screen was a hard core porn screen. he had also placed on the desktop screen several icons (with long graphic descriptions of contents) for links to pornographic web sites. the internet box had been shrunk to expose icons.
oakland public library oakland ca adult accessing pornography discussion about patrons who use the internet machines and have sexual icons and sexually explicit images on the screen which can be viewed by minor patrons. a need was expressed to change the internet policy. the problem was acknowledged but there is no big solution. authentication software, privacy or anti glare screens were discussed as possible solutions. (** 2 incidents)
oakland public library oakland ca child accessing pornography facilitator informed us about computer abuse in the children's room, 13-14 years old viewing and sharing pornography.
oakland public library oakland ca child accessing pornography patron approx. age 14 was using the children's room internet computer which has a screen facing the oak street door. a staff member passing by noticed hard porn on the screen and reported it to me. this patron had been warned before. (**2 incidents)
oakland public library oakland ca child accessing pornography patron complained of pornographic sites being left on internet terminal a patron described a group of boys about junior high age just left the computer. they sneak in when staff is distracted and pull up porn sites and pull up a non -porn window on top of it so that when you close down the 1 you see the porn photo. screen was cleared and sites taken out of memory.
oakland public library oakland ca child accessing pornography patrons complained about pornographic photo under a window that they close. was told that a group of boys had just left the computer. sites were cleaned off and taken out of memory.
oceanside public library oceanside ca harassing staff with pornography ___ was asked to leave the computer center but refused. i had security called by kilo. security told him to leave and again he refused. security told him they would call the police-then he left. kilo advised me that ____ had been on machine #10, and produced a written document that was pornographic in content. the email address on the bottom of the document was ___ and kilo said that____ used that and ____ as email addresses. when he confronted ____ he denied printing the document and denied that he had an email with the name ___ . i had ____ step outside with me and we discussed it. he denied everything. i told him to finish his time on the machine and leave. he said i had no right to keep him out and he would do as he pleases. when security came in and advised him to leave he made threats to me which was witnessed by security. i do not want ___ to have privileges at the ccc and definitely do not want him as a volunteer when i am on duty. please ensure that the dir. and assistant dir. are made awar
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography accessing porn on computer #5. this is a warning that any future violation reported by our staff will result in revocation of your internet privileges.
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography jim jones has reported to me that there has been a recent rash of problems with people accessing pornography on the internet at the ccc. jim and his staff have carefully documented the violations and have issued verbal and written warnings to the offenders. currently, there are several users who will lose their computer privileges if they violate the policy again by continuing to access pornography. as another measure to help enforce the policy, we are posting the following reminder at each workstation. the purpose is to remind the users that their email and internet access is not confidential, but is subject to examination if there is cause to suspect abuse. i wanted you to be aware of the problem, and the steps we are taking to deal with it. i think this notice should be posted at all locations and if it meets with your approval, i will share it with barbara and margaret. (**2 incidents)
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography joan plessner just threw ____ off the library computer for pornography usage. she is awaiting donna's arrival at the reference desk to verify the misuse.
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography joan printed the screen; it is certifiably porno, and she was absolutely right to kick ____ off and out. he should also be denied further usage of the pcs. our database shows 2 registered library users ____ and _____ (both residing at the same place) but neither has checked out a book in several years, so this may be a different _____ . we may have no way of getting a mailing address for this ____ since all we require in this building is a signature on the computer use form.
oceanside public library oceanside ca harassing staff with pornography this is to inform you that on june 17, 1998, you were observed by library staff to be in violation of the library's computer use policy, specifically, "users may not retrieve and/or download profanity, obscenity, or graphic pictures, which may be offensive to others or constitute harassment." when confronted with the violation, you became verbally abusive to staff and threatened the supervisor mr. lee west with the words, "i'll burn your ass to the bridge". the well fargo security duty officer witnessed the incident. as a result of your violation of library policy and threats to health and safety of library staff, your library computer privileges have been revoked. you may still use the print and other resources of the library, but you may not use the internet computers at any facility that is part of oceanside public library. additionally, use privileges at the community computer center will be suspended for six months.
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography this is to inform you that on nov 26 and dec. 1, 1997, you were observed by library staff to be in violation of the library's computer use policy, specifically, "users may not retrieve and/or download profanity, obscenity, or graphic pictures, which may be offensive to others or constitute harassment." as a result of your repeated violation of this policy, despite warning by our staff, your library computer privileges have been revoked. you may still use the print and other resources of the library, but you may not use the internet computers at any facility that is part of oceanside public library. (**2 incidents)
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography this is to inform you that on sept. 19, 1998, your were found in violation of the library's computer use policy, specifically, "users may not retrieve and/or download profanity, obscenity, or graphic pictures, which may be offensive to others or constitute harassment." this is a warning that any future violation reported by our staff will result in revocation of your internet privileges.
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography this is to inform you that you have been found in violation of the library's computer use policy. accessing porn sites on computer #6 on monday april 5, 1999. this is a warning that any future violation reported by our staff will result in revocation of your internet privileges.
oceanside public library oceanside ca adult accessing pornography this is to inform you that you have been in violation of the library's computer use policy. accessing porn sites on computer at ccc during the month of april. evidence of sites viewed on computer #16. patron has discussed matter with ccc staff person , but do not have copy of letter. this is a warning that any future violation reported by our staff will result in revocation of your internet privileges.
ontario city library ontario ca adult accessing pornography ist warning for porno sites. he had done a search for porno sites. i observed him scrolling pages & pages of porno addresses. i told him we do not allow viewing those types of sites and told him to exit out of it. also, i explained that we need to keep track of who we have issued warnings to and i asked him if he would mind giving me his name so i could document the fact that he has been told this info. he willingly gave me his name.
ontario city library ontario ca child porn being accessed my name is ___. i am a mother of three small children and a resident of ontario for 23 years. my entire family has enjoyed the use of your library for many years. however, i was appalled at what occurred on wednesday, april 7 when i stopped in to return some items that i had borrowed. on that day, i had decided to get a drink of water, from the fountain next to the upstairs bathrooms, before i left the library. as i was walking to the front door, i glanced at the computers. the screen of one of them was displaying child pornography. i was shocked, offended and deeply concerned. i am simply thankful that i did not have one of my children with me at the time, which is very unusual. i approached one of the ladies at the reference desk. though she knew exactly which computer i was referring to, she tried to tell me that there was nothing that could be done because these were the "adult" computers. this is false.
riverside city & county public library riverside ca complaint / no incident a lady called and asked about our internet use policy, stating certain information was not appropriate for children.
riverside city & county public library riverside ca complaint / no incident a woman called and asked if we have filters on our internet to control access by children. i told her that we didn't have filters. she stated that she would not donate $$ to the library.
riverside city & county public library riverside ca complaint / no incident i am writing to voice my concern to allow unfiltered internet access to underage children. parents do their best to protect their children from pornography and violent websites at home. the library does not provide any protection whatsoever. many libraries are installing filtering systems.
sacramento public library sacramento ca adult exposing children to pornogra 10/23/97 i was at the library with my children ages 7,10,12. a child was looking at an internet file that i felt was not appropriate to view in a public place. on the screen was a photo of a nude woman lying with legs spread. another person was touching her bottom with his/her tongue. this child's activity was in plain sight of everyone who happened by the computer area or was descending the stairway to the "kids place". my children along with others in the area were unwilling subjects to this unsuitable material. when i spoke to the staff person, i was informed that she had no control in this matter, that is was the parent's responsibility to control their children. unfortunately, the parent of this child did not appear to be in the area at the time.
sacramento public library sacramento ca adult accessing pornography 6/11/97 i am highly disturbed, offended, mad, irate and appalled to find a man at a computer with internet behind me w/ pornography pictures repeatedly on his screen! when i complained to both male librarians there was no apology. i was informed that children of any age can get this filth too. 0 $$ or support from me and my family and friends.
sacramento public library sacramento ca adult accessing inappropriate mater 6/4/98 the library staff observed a patron performing an illegal activity. patron banned from using the internet at this library.
sacramento public library sacramento ca child accessing pornography 8/5/95 there were 2 boys under 18 years old on the internet looking at and downloading playboy. this was very offensive to me and my husband sitting next to them on the computer. you could see nude girl in various pornographic poses. this is against the law for children to view. there needs to be a block to this material, especially to those under 18.
sacramento public library sacramento ca child accessing pornography i witnessed 3 adolescent boys download nude pictures of cameron diaz for printouts. by their vulnerability and immaturity you have provided articles primarily for sexual stimulation. it is ignorance to suggest otherwise. you have disregarded any conscious or moral responsibility by quietly asking them to terminate their access only by another's request. i am saddened and appalled by your decision to continue to allow the circulation of porno to our minors.
sacramento public library sacramento ca child porn being accessed staff member was helping a mother and her young son on the internet station. backing out of the last sites, backed them into some very graphic and offensive child pornography sites. staff member shut down the whole system and rebooted. no complaint was filed by the patron.
sacramento public library sacramento ca adult accessing pornography there is 1 person who totally monopolizes the computer internet system. my children have on many occasions been in the library attempting to use the computer--this person grudgingly gives it up but is impatient with the children. my 10 year old has told me on many occasions that he has seen the screen and this patron is looking at adult subject matter, specifically a site that says "spank me" or something like that. this is objectionable for a public display, especially when there are children involved.
sacramento public library sacramento ca complaint / no incident why do underage children have access to porno web sites on computers in the children's library section? isn't this the same as having pornographic material available on the shelves for them to check out?
san diego county library san diego ca child accidentally viewing pornogra san diego county, ca library--"search on the internet brought up a pornographic site. 12 year old daughter was very upset. no information was given on consent forms until after the fact."
san diego public library san diego ca child accessing pornography 3/23/97 two minors were on the internet near the reference computers. i had my 3 young children with me at the time. i took my oldest son age 7 to the reference computers. i noticed both internet computers had accessed full pornographic images by the 2 minors. i immediately removed my son from the area and spoke to the librarian on duty. i was surprised to learn that there was no policy in place to take care of these situations. therefore, the librarian simply told the minors to be careful while others were present. i removed my children from the library and return approx. 1 hr later and found that the minors were still on the computers. it seems that these 2 boys (approx. 10-12 years old) were on line for about 3 hours!
san diego public library san diego ca child accessing pornography complaint by adult about juvenile bringing up porn. warned by staff member.
san diego public library san diego ca child accessing pornography i had a meeting with a mother of a 9 year old child that took home alleged pornographic printouts.
san diego public library san diego ca adult accessing pornography patron looking at nude women on the internet. staff person kicked him off. he stated that it was not hard core porn, just nudity so it was not inappropriate.
san diego public library san diego ca adult accessing pornography patron looking at porn site--let him know that this was not appropriate and explained the policy. he thanked me for explaining the policy and stopped.
san diego public library san diego ca adult accessing pornography patron went from station #1 to station #3, then went back to #1. i noticed #3 was on a hardcore porn sight.
san francisco public library san francisco ca adult accessing pornography faun reported that gic has been having some problems with internet users viewing hard-core pornography at terminals close to and visible to the reference desk. i added that more of this has been seen near our reference desk lately, too. roberto suggests that we call security when this happens; they will refer the patrons to the 3 more private terminals on 5th and 6th floors. (**2 incidents) 8/12/97
san joaquin county law library stockton ca child accessing inappropriate mater on saturday, a patron came to the desk saying that the person on the public internet was trying to view inappropriate material. turns out that it was a teenager, who left at a run when we went to investigate. the teen came back 30 minutes later, being towed by his guardian. the father asked for the library's version of what happened. it seems that the teen knew that the site was forbidden at his house, but wanted to try it out here. the father thought that we did handle the incident appropriately, but wanted to know why: 1. the internet was in that location, 2. the internet doesn't have a filter. i explained about the phone lines (1) and the plan for wiring, and the library's policy for inappropriate use and against filters. he was ok with the explanation, but mentioned that he was one of the people who lobbied successfully against cigarette machines in manteca. the man's last name is ______________. i don't know if we will hear more about this, but i thought you should know.
san marina public library san marino ca child accessing pornography patron noticed jr. high school kid looking at pornography on the internet, and advised her of library's zero tolerance for this behavior and reminded him that the librarian on duty at the time had spoken to the offender and cut off his access. librarian also pointed out that a filtered station is available in the boys and girls room. patron seemed mollified.
san mateo county library san mateo ca complaint / no incident we are writing to express our concern that the library system has not implemented internet filters on its public computers in order to protect minors form accessing dangerous and pornographic sites. why does the american library association support a link on its website to the "go ask alice" site which is highly distasteful and unsuitable for young eyes and should have no place in the lives of children? shouldn't the library system be a positive influence and safe environment for minors and not a place for parents to fear? we urge you to install filters on all public computers that have internet access in the county libraries. not doing so promotes the moral decay that is pervading society and influencing our children so negatively.
santa clara county free library san jose ca adult accidentally viewing pornogra i have just learned how to use the internet and am amazed at all the information available to me. while accessing all this wonderful information, i have stumble over some unbelievably raunchy pornographic sites that i was not looking for. one site boasted xxx nude photos of interracial couples. i was looking for information on interracial adoption. i am appalled that this type of information is so easily accessible in the children's section of the library. children do not even have to be looking for pornography to be confronted with it. you can do something about this. allow filters on the computers in the children's area. you will not harm by child's first amendment rights by this action. we love our local library and want to feel safe there again.
santa clara county free library san jose ca child accessing pornography i was using terminal with 11 year old daughter to search for books. next to us, 2 young boys (10-12) were using the internet. linda was helping them. 1 boy asked what "filtered" means. linda responded "that means you may not be able to see everything you would want to. however you can use the internet on the adult side where the internet is unfiltered. which do you want to use, filtered or unfiltered." i went to search for books. in the next few minutes, my daughter found me to report that one of the same boys returned to using the internet and displayed a picture of a topless women in front of the terminal screen (the boys) in full view of my daughter. "oh cool, naked ladies," was his response. by the time i returned the boys were gone from the children's area. i did not look for them on adult side. sort of shocked that it had even occurred.
santa clara county free library san jose ca child accessing pornography in library with my 11 year old son. he told me a boy on the children's side was looking at pornography. i looked - picture was obscene - a couple engaged in sex in kneeling position - erect penis visible. told librarian "filter doesn't seem to be working." she assisted the boy in backing out of that site and finding what he said he wanted.
santa clara county public library santa clara county ca child accessing pornography cynthia walker: i have twice seen youngsters accessing pornography. once it was two juveniles, teenagers, young teenagers, like 14, who were pulling up pornography. and i told the librarian, and she came and sort of said there must be something better you can look at. pbs newshour transcript: "libraries and pornography", 8/7/97 (**2 incidents)
santa clara county public library santa clara county ca child accidentally viewing pornogra last week kids members told the jpa tales of their children being exposed while doing research, as in the case of a girl who found playboy links while looking up information on rabbits. cupertino courier: "internet access a concern", 1/28/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca harassing staff with pornography a friend of mine approached a man viewing pornography on an internet terminal and approached him by telling him it was inappropriate to look at that (the pornography) in a public library and also that children frequent the library and could easily be exposed to what is being viewed on the screen. a few moments after the confrontation the offending patron approached my friend and i and proclaimed he did not appreciate being watched over his shoulder...he was belligerent, said it was his right to look at what he wanted...i told him that he could look at porno sites if he wanted but not here. he became louder. i told him if he did not cooperate i would have to call the police...then he left the library. 10/6/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca adult accessing pornography donna mentioned that jim had cleaned up downloaded material from net on the various internet pcs. and he noted someone had tried, unsuccessfully, to call a "porn" site in ghana, africa. 6/12/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca pornography left on printer/screen julie, today a patron pointed out to me that one our computers was frozen. ...when i unlocked it, it was in a pornography screen. earlier today i noticed the boy that we've have trouble with on the internet. my guess is that he was the one...what about banning him from the internet altogether? 2/12/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca child accessing pornography while in the library this afternoon, april 28, i was witness to two teenage boys, on separate terminals, online with a "chat" group. the 1 inch full caption was pussy. also witness to this were several young [12 and under] children, watching the show. 4/28/98
santa maria public library santa maria ca complaint / no incident it has recently been brought to my attention that our local libraries are not family friendly. when i learned that the ala advocates child pornography, i was shocked. the ala states that if they put a block on computers it would violate our children's freedom of choice. i am positive that when the constitution was written, it wasn't meant for children to see sexually explicit things on the internet there is a website called "go ask alice" which they promote--this website describes deviant sexual practices. there is so much wrong with this world today, why would the ala want to distribute pornography to babies? this organization has to be made up of a lot of very sick people. tell me, if you are a father or grandfather, would you want such disgusting material shown to your children or grandchildren?
santa monica public library santa monica ca adult accessing pornography abuse of internet computer. people wasting this resource on x-rated sites, games, chat sites. suggest that you block a x-rated, games and chat sites.
santa monica public library santa monica ca complaint / no incident i am very concerned about your policy/responsibilities on usage of the internet--particularly for young children and teenagers. i frankly find it strange that i have to monitor my child's use at the library when he/she should be doing their research on their own--isn't that the purpose of going to the library--not to have me looking over their shoulders for hours at a time.
santa monica public library santa monica ca adult accessing pornography i walked by the bank of internet computers on the way to the book racks and had the great misfortune to see a terrible pornographic picture on a man's screen. you need a policy to stop this. i am very angry that i had to see that w/o my consent at the public library.
santa monica public library santa monica ca complaint / no incident pornographic, violent information is at an all time high. i cannot believe that the library believes that this type of information is educational.
sierra madre public library sierra madre ca adult accessing pornography patron used the library's internet station without following our polices or procedures. he did not ask for an appointment to use it (large sign above the computer informs patrons they must sign up), read the policy and sign the internet use guidelines & policy agreement form. patron reserved an appt to use the internet station. he informed staff that there was someone on it. marilyn peppin approached the patron and told him that he is required to sign up first and read the policy and procedures. he left the station with the sexlink site on the screen. it showed female genitals from the rear that were either of a child or a woman who was shaved.
sonoma county library santa rosa ca adult exposing children to pornogra hi, ____, this is a situation you will want to be aware of. i spoke w/a woman on the phone this late afternoon. her name is ____. she told me that her girlfriend was at ___ last night, w/ her kids, and that they were using netscape. ____ herself was not here. evidently, that woman was sitting next to 1 or 2 men who were using the other netscape station. she found the "pornographic-type images" that were on the other screen very objectionable and spoke w/ ______ about it last night. anyway, ms. ____ said this girlfriend of hers was telling everybody she could at the elementary school about it this morning. ms. ___ was very upset after hearing of her friend's experience and that is why she called. when i told her you were out of the building at a meeting but would be in on friday, she said she couldn't wait that long to talk to you. i gave her ___ name and sent phone no. and also gave her roger pearson's name. i phoned __ right away to tell him and also spoke w/ _____ (roger pearson wasn't in) and tol
sonoma county library santa rosa ca adult exposing children to pornogra i frequent the _ library. on at least 2 occasions in the last 4 months i have witnessed the downloading of nude women on the comp. in the center of the library. along with me, browsing in the library, were my 2 young, impressionable sons. i discussed this with the fellow in charge of this area, a mr. _, i believe and was told that there was little that could be done as the comp area is accessible to all & they are not censored as to the material they can peruse. he also told me that on a previous day a group of school children had come in on a field trip with their teachers & ended up near a computer where someone was downloading "inappropriate" material & the teacher had to go and deal with the person herself & request him to stop downloading these images while the children were around. now i know there is freedom of speech, etc., but where & when do we draw the line at the type of images that our children are privy too? parents can take care of these issues at home but our control seems to fade as we ente
sonoma county library santa rosa ca harassing staff with pornography i know this is not the first time i have expressed this, but i feel a need to express myself on this issue again. i am personally offended having to work in surroundings where pornography is openly viewed. today i was photocopying the time sheets and i had a full view of the internet workstation and could very clearly see 10 feet away what was being viewed. the privacy screens do not work from straight on. they only omit a sidelong view. i thought the info from project hope was very interesting in the commission packet. i especially agree with their points on workstations in the children's area. thanks for letting me vent.
sonoma county library santa rosa ca child porn being accessed the use of the internet station by individual. for accessing sex sites seems to be increasing. there are 3 men on my shift who come in regularly, perhaps daily. one views child porn of nude boys in tubs, the 2nd accesses genital piercing sites & the 3rd views nude male hustler ads. besides these 3 regulars i have looked over from the circ desk & seen such sites as "school girl sluts" & other x rated images. these images are clearly visible from the circ desk, ref desk and the 2 pac's behind the internet station. the privacy screen's completely ineffective. it's very troubling to me that this activity's going on while children are present in the bldg. they're being exposed to images & individual of aberrant or x rated sexuality. what does it mean to have child molester posters up in our staff lounge & yet we make daily internet appointments for someone to watch kiddy porn in the library on the library comp? isn't this crazy? it's also troubling that time on the only internet station is taken up by these users
south pasadena public library south pasadena ca adult accessing pornography on friday, february 19, 1999, i observed a young male patron who used the internet intermittently for several hours to make copies of patently pornographic materials, including photographs of naked women.
south san francisco public library south san francisco ca adult accessing pornography a male patron complained that the man next to him on the internet was looking at s&m and he was uncomfortable. i retrieved a copy of our internet policy for adults, circled the line about some sites not being appropriate in a public setting and asked the patron to talk with me (he was not at an inappropriate site when i approached him). he said he had just stumbled upon these sites and would not view them again. he thanked me and went back to the terminal. when he left, i thanked the other patron for complaining and noted it was the 1st complaint we had received since we made internet available to the public. he mentioned that the patron did not stumble onto these sites, he had a list of address which he typed in to view the appropriate pages.
south san francisco public library south san francisco ca adult accessing pornography library staff member reported there had been an incident at the oyster point internet station. a patron had just sat down to use the station, went into "history" and was linked to a "sexual-themed" site. staff member apologized and cleared the cache. i saw 2 of the links and, although sexual in nature, both pages were not pornographic--they were "teaser" homepages for adult internet sites.
south san francisco public library south san francisco ca child accessing pornography patrons brought 2 "obscene" pictures that another patron supposedly printed from the internet station. he wrote on a picture and gave it to a girl whose mother passed it on to the school secretary who gave it to the principal who called the police. staff spoke with his mother and told them he is banned from the internet machines.
sunnyvale public library sunnyvale ca child porn being accessed during a visit at the copy machine once i was able to view one of the monitors for the internet screen. the person was viewing child pornography. i complained to the library staff and was informed that nothing could be done to stop this. i was very shocked and frustrated!
sunnyvale public library sunnyvale ca adult accessing pornography i suggested that the people who choose to look at pornographic material do so in their own private space. as a person who enjoys coming to the library and using its services, i do not enjoy looking at pornographic and degrading pictures of women and feeling uncomfortable. one suggestion is for those people to look at this in private and enjoy themselves in private too!
sunnyvale public library sunnyvale ca complaint / no incident i would like to express my opposition to unrestricted internet access at the public libraries for children. children should not be able to access pornographic material at our libraries.
sunnyvale public library sunnyvale ca adult accessing pornography you have to do something about the porno someone is programming on your pc's (internet). i used #8 and in trying to search different programs, i got porno. someone needs to go through the pc and eliminate this garbage.
temecula public library temecula ca child accessing pornography last summer, jeff smith, a fourth-grade teacher from murrieta, calif., asked librarians in nearby temecula to stop a couple of teen-agers from connecting with racist and pornographic material on net-connected terminals in full view of other patrons. msnbc: "libraries' legal ground unsettled", 3/97
los angeles public library los angeles ca child porn being accessed a convicted child molester who routinely used computers at the los angeles central library to collect and distribute child pornography was arrested after planning what he thought would be a sexual liaiso n with six youngsters--one as young as 3, police said thursday... "he would go to the library as soon as it opened up and signed up to use each computer on each floor," miranda said. "from there he maintained his web site, while e-mailing and communicating with members of his club. he sent me as many as 300 images of child pornography." los angeles times, 2/11/99
los angeles public library los angeles ca adult accessing pornography in the los angeles central library, for instance, the machines are regularly steered to online photos of naked women, digitized videos of sex acts and ribald chat-room discussions. a few patrons even use stolen or made-up credit card numbers to visit pay-per-peep porn sites, according to a browser familiar with the scam. despite a 30-minute time limit on internet use at the los angeles library, for example, legitimate researchers sometimes have to wait in line because the machines are tied up by people perusing personal ads or x-rated chat rooms. one of the sex browsers, an 18-year-old college student who declined to be identified (we'll call him patron x), says he and at least half a dozen friends - plus assorted businessmen and ``street people'' - routinely cruise the central library internet for porn. that last part, computer-savvy homeless people, might seem hard to imagine, but patron x says they're ``really good at this.... we trade secrets.'' one of the most prized tricks: finding internet sites tha
san diego public library san diego ca child accessing pornography shortly after internet service arrived at the malcom x library in valencia park past year, an irate parent showed up at librarian natalie rencher's desk to complain. her son had printed out a piece of pornography found on the library's terminal connected to the world wide web. rencher said she sympathized with the mother but told her that parents, not librarians, are responsible for children's actions. san diego union tribune: libraries caught in a tangled web", 5/15/97
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca adult accessing pornography it seems that it is only one person who is viewing inappropriate sites on the internet. betty confronted him on sunday and told him that what he was looking at was not ok in a public area at which point he left the building. 4/6/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca pornography left on printer/screen on a couple of occasions staff has noticed when shutting down pacs that x-rated sites have been accessed - they're nearly impossible to shut down without rebooting. (**2 incidents) 12/10/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca pornography left on printer/screen patron was printing at the express printer terminal and found that several pages of pornography had been queued and was printing...cancelled all print jobs on the printer. 7/28/98
santa cruz public library santa cruz ca child accessing pornography the two juveniles who were viewing the "porn" sites seem to be keeping a low profile. they are making the windows very small while viewing these sites. 4/25/98
thousand oaks public library thousand oaks ca adult accessing pornography patron ___ signed internet access policy and used the #2 workstation for approximately ten minutes. he did not logout after the session and when i attempted to close, several screens of "adult/sex/porn" content appeared. i closed internet access and when patron reappeared with a question about library cards, told him what i had just seen. i explained that he had violated the policy that he had just signed. he offered an explanation/excuse but i stressed the policy and the fact that the workstations are open and visible in the library. he apologized and left. additional comments: i'm pleased that ___ handled this incident this way. i assume he is not a patron. he won't have access after oct. 1, 1997.
vista public library vista ca child accessing pornography an 11-year-old boy was found to be looking at pictures of naked women in a vista library. san diego daily transcript: "ban urged on kids' access to porn at library", 5/30/97
arapahoe library district littleton co complaint / no incident i have major concerns about non-censorship of the internet for children 18 and under. please voice my objections to exposing our youth to unlimited access to violence and pornographic materials. my vote for funding the american library association will strongly be influenced by the position ala takes.
denver public library denver co adult accessing pornography i have seen several printouts that could be called nothing less than pornographic. also many pages are printed that are stories, scripts, etc.--very lengthy. i realize you can't control what is printed, but i resent my tax dollars paying for the paper and cartridges for this junk.
denver public library denver co adult accessing pornography is there any way you could move the internet stations outside of the 4th floor study rooms? i am a student who studies here 5 days a week and almost daily the station is occupied by 1 or more men looking at pornographic and violent scenes on the internet. these men are occasionally loud and they spend time staring into the study rooms while printing out pornography. i'd feel very uncomfortable if the door didn't lock and feel it necessary to bring a cell phone in with me every day. (**2 incidents)
denver public library denver co adult accessing pornography it concerns me how much pornographic matter i see on other patron's computers. a lot of this can be seen on the 4th floor. i worry if i can see it-children can walk by and see it also. no child should see this trash. can't you make an adult computer room, because i know there is no law against people looking at porno on the internet in a public library. as a taxpayer my big complaint to you about this matter is that i have noticed these low lives carry out an inch of paper--getting smut off the internet--and who pays for this--the taxpayers! me! you! its not right.
denver public library denver co adult exposing children to pornogra my son and i were here on 9/3/98 doing research for some school reports. there was a man directly behind us on a computer browsing hard core pornography. while i am not for censorship (he can view what he chooses at home), my rights and my son's rights to not view pornography are not any less than his. i think it is deplorable that i cannot comfortably let my son spend time in the library. this man has every right to view pornography at his own home. nobody should have to be subject to obscene material who chooses not to.
denver public library denver co pornography left for children on 2/5/99 my son needed books for a research paper in his 4th grade class. i was using the computer in the children's part of the library. choosing the find menu i entered the word "history", what came up on the screen was appalling! the following was written on the screen "18+ - live sex show". i was horrified to think that you cannot even visit the library without being exposed to the lack of morality in society! i contacted the librarian and explained my concern, she told me that taking away access to pornography is a violation of rights and would be considered censorship! since this website stated that it was for people 18+ i feel the library could be contributing to the delinquency of minors allowing full access to these pornographic websites!
denver public library denver co adult exposing children to pornogra on 9/3/98 my 10 year old nephew was in the library doing some research for a paper that he needed to complete for school. he and his mother were at one terminal and at an adjacent terminal a man was also on the internet. in full view of my nephew, he had a screen up that clearly and graphically showed objectionable adult content. the mother approached the employee that was in the area and inquired as to the policy of the library concerning this type of action. she was told that the employees can request that the party not have that type of material on the terminal but if the person who was asked refused to comply, there was nothing more that could be done.
denver public library denver co adult accessing pornography we came to the central library in order for my middle school aged son to obtain some internet sources for a school report--this is a requirement set forth by the teacher. he was unable to locate a computer with which to achieve that goal for more than 1 1/2 hours. there were people using the computers to read pornography--yes, i peered over their shoulders in frustration over our attempt to have my son complete his school work.
denver public library denver co pornography left on printer/screen while using one of your computers to search the web, i found that the keyboard did not work. while trying to get out of what i was into all these web sites came up. they were all pornographic and since the keyboard didn't work, there was no way to remove these sites. i'm afraid that children will find a way into these sites. i was wondering if there is any way that you can put content advisors on these sites or do away with their availability.
denver public library denver co complaint / no incident you run a free porn shop. you will never see a $ of my money.
douglas public library district castle rock co adult accidentally viewing pornogra first, i apologize for your experience at our parker library. as i understand it, you approached an internet terminal, returned to the library "home page", then went to a website about the hanson singing group (www.hansonline.com). at that point, an explicit sexual image popped up on the screen. when you tried to close the image, new ones took it's place. i agree with you that that's disgusting. if i didn't make this perfectly clear on the phone, it has never been the intent of the library to provide access to pornographic material, and i'm genuinely sorry you were exposed to it.
douglas public library district castle rock co pornography left on printer/screen mr. la rue, have you logged on the internet at the parker library computers lately? i have, and to my disgust on tuesday, september 29, 1998, at the parker branch, the web site of which i have logged on to many times before, had an explicit photo of pornography on the screen, of which i had no choice but to see, the computer kept "defaulting" to it over and over, and i could not immediately exit, i asked for assistance.
douglas public library district castle rock co child accessing pornography this problem came to my attention recently as i discovered that my teenage son was accessing pornographic material at the library. this was particularly disturbing for me. we closely monitor the subject matter of literature and film that enters our home; the internet included. and, we have long encouraged use of the public library as a place to access material of good report. as a parent, what better place to have your children spend time than at the library. not any longer! while i understand your argument that filtering software would also block access to legitimate research topics, i submit that we also devise reasonable ways to protect our children and give access to legitimate research. two ideas come to mind. one would be to place the internet workstations in open areas visible to library staff; this should deter most access to smut. a second idea would be to install protective software which could be disabled upon request for legitimate researchers.
fort collins public library fort collins co child accessing pornography put on block on pornography on the internet. kids use it! 9-22-98
fort collins public library fort collins co adult accessing pornography the man on computer #9 is looking at dirty pictures. it is sick! please talk to him i don't think it is appropriate! 6/98
jefferson county public library jefferson county co child accidentally viewing pornogra a patron, ________ were working on a webpac next to the reference desk in the adult room. their original search, according to sandy was to look for trains, specifically a type of train engine called "big boy". instead, they hit upon an offensive site this patron described as "hard core porn"...he and his sons then got up to leave. 9/4/97
jefferson county public library jefferson county co child accidentally viewing pornogra came to the columbia library with my 9-year-old son to get information/books on the alto saxophone - he's taking lessons...he's accustomed to accessing www.__.com websites: nba, nfl, etc, inserted in the middle. he accessed www.sex.com (instead of the intended www.sax.com. up came the nude ladies. my suggestion: filtering software. 7/27/98
jefferson county public library jefferson county co attempted molestation we had a report from a mother who had left her child, a girl about 7 years old, alone in the children's room. when she returned the little girl's screen had up a picture of male frontal nudity. there was an adult man sitting next to the girl. after the mother grabbed her child and left the area the little girl told her mother that the man had exposed himself to her. when the mother returned to the children's room the man was gone. the mother did not want to report it to the police. 7/28/98
jefferson county public library jefferson county co child accessing pornography why would the standley lake branch allow 15/16 year olds to browse through xxx rated websites. how do i know this? because i witnessed it firsthand while i was using the computer, a couple of high school students using the system. i'm glad my 9-year-old wasn't with me.
littleton public library littleton co child accessing pornography last friday i met with a mother who was cleaning her 15 year old son's room and looking around to see what he's been up to. what she discovered was a 2 inch thick stack of internet downloads. the stack included: 1. credit card fraud--how to do it, 2. counterfeiting money--how to do it, 3. how to make a portable grenade launcher, 4. how to make an auto exhaust flame thrower, 5. how to make dynamite, 6. chemical equivalencies, 7. light bulb bombs and tennis ball bombs, 8. how to hot wire cars, 9. mail box bombs and smoke bombs, 10. sexually explicit pictures and sexually explicit stories like "how many loads of cum can kaitlyn swallow?". in the wake of columbine, his mother wanted to turn these and her son in for this. the investigation and interview of this boy revealed that all of these downloads came from the bemis library. there is no computer in the child's home and his mother confirmed that the only place she takes him is the bemis library where he told her he does his homework. the kids
weld county public library weld county co adult accessing pornography in weld county, the public library is looking at ways to install software to block access to pornographic web sites after one patron recently left obscene pictures on a public computer terminal. the person also bookmarked" world wide web sites containing x-rated pictures, leading curious viewers directly to the images." denver post: "internet addicts pose library dilemma", 3/13/98
westminster public library westminster co adult accessing pornography "(staff name withheld) asked me the status of the privacy screens. i guess there was a patron at 76th ave the other day that saw one of our patrons watching some porn. she was upset and said that she didn't want to bring her child in the library if we were going to allow that sort of thing. (staff) told her that we did not allow it in children's, but in adults we were looking at trying to purchase some privacy screens. what is the status on this?"
denver public library denver co adult accessing pornography pornography, of course, is another favorite online distraction; gone are the days when patrons would pull a human-sexuality book off the shelves for a little titillation. librarians aren't complaining about the content of the web searches; they say it's not their job to judge, baby-sit or censor patrons' surfing habits (although some concede that it's "unsettling" to hand pornographic printouts to customers). denver westword , "time's up! the denver public library plans to pull the plug on internet hogs", 10/18/98
fort collins public library fort collins co adult accessing pornography a patron came into the office to ask about the library's policy on viewing porn on the internet because she was disgusted with a man sitting next to her at the internet station who was looking at porno material. i asked her to speak to one of the staff at the ref. desk who would explain the library policy and find her a computer away from the man. she said she didn't want to speak to ref. staff because they were located so close to where the man was sitting. 12/23/96
fort collins public library fort collins co child accessing pornography boy looking at pornography on the web and fondling himself. sandy haired boy of 11 or 12, hair cut short, rather chubby. a library customer telephoned the library to say that when he had been on a www station earlier he had looked up and seen a boy looking at "hardcore" pornography on station #9 and touching himself...leslie checked the www stations - the boy was gone. she called [the patron] and apologized that he had had to witness such a disturbing event. 6-24-98
fort collins public library fort collins co adult accessing pornography couple observed accessing porn on your website access computers. i don't pay taxes to support this kind of activity here at the public library! 12/28/98
danbury public library danbury ct pornography left on printer/screen i found that when i went on one computer that was left on, it was "playboy" on the screen.
danbury public library danbury ct adult accessing pornography staff and police officer took patron into ltc office and told him that viewing graphic pornography was inappropriate and does not adhere to our internet policy. he may use the computers as long as he abides by the policy. he was also no longer allowed to verbally abuse the staff.
middlebury public library middlebury ct adult accessing pornography being a youth leader at the middlebury baptist church, i learned from one of our youth that pornography was accessible over the internet at the library. not really believing the person, i ventured to the library to find out if it were true. i was shocked to type in a key word, and up came listings and pictures for various pornographic sites, with no type of web blocking software apparently installed.
public library of new london new london ct child accessing inappropriate mater i wanted to find out your policy on children accessing explicit websites while they are in the library. i have seen 12-14 year olds bringing up "love" chatrooms and explicit content websites.
alachua county public library alachua county fl child accessing pornography i would like to report my disgust in what i observed today in the alachua county public library headquarters in downtown gainesville. at 12:30 pm today i was in the library to use one of the few internet computers available for public use...of these four computers, two were being used by young boys probably ages 10-12. as i was leaving, i saw that both of these young boys were looking at triple x sex sites. i found this extremely disturbing...i went to the circulation desk and told a woman there that there were 3 boys using the internet access for triple x viewing and what is the library policy. she said she didn't know and that there were not other computers available for use. she did not seem at all interested in what these boys were doing. 8/19/98
brevard county library system cocoa fl child porn being accessed patron was using the internet along with 2 young boys. mr. art walker was standing behind them about 8 feet away. patron turned around and said something to mr. walker which he could not hear and he moved closer to ask what he said. patron was verbally abusive to mr. walker and used foul language. mr. walker observed that patron was viewing nude pictures of young boys and girls on the internet and he reported it to library staff. i escorted mr. walker to another area in the library and returned and asked patron to leave because of his inappropriate use of library equipment. i reminded him that he had been warned several times about this kind of behavior. patron refused to leave. at this time i told him if he didn't leave voluntarily, i would call the police and have him removed. patron continued to use the internet for about 10 more minutes before police arrived. i signed a trespass order against patron.
brevard county public library brevard county fl adult exposing children to pornogra a gentleman called complaining about the homeless staying on the three graphic internets for six hours. he said they hang out on the chat line. he objects to this because kids watching can read what the guys talk about; i.e., sex, girls getting out of the shower, smut and etc. he said he was in here the other night and that a 10-year-old boy was sitting between two of these patrons and they were talking back and forth over the boys head about sexuality. he said these men also remove the privacy screens.
brevard county public library brevard county fl adult accessing pornography xxx movie videos - discovered thru history on graphic , website www.teenslaves.com 1/20/98
broward county library fort lauderdale fl complaint / no incident a library patron told me that he did not feel the library was a place for pornography and that he had nothing against what individuals see in private, but that the library was not a place for that.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl child accessing pornography children viewing pornography on 3rd floor. 3 children age range approx. 8-14. i was notified that 3 children were watching pornography on a 3rd floor terminal. i was at the 3rd floor desk & i turned to look & i noticed that these 3 kids had just gotten up to leave. since the children were leaving there was nothing that needed to be done.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography dirty pictures on the internet that i and others could see when walking past.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl complaint / no incident i am writing to comment on your proposed internet policy. a periodic review will not stop curious children from exploring past "recommended" home pages. many of the pornographic home pages are designed to attract children by offering games and other things of interest to children. can you guarantee the 700 recommended sites for the children do not have a connection to a pornographic home page? i don't believe you can do that. since tax dollars are paying for it, i would like to see guardian internet services, inc. product installed on any public access computers that are intended for children's use. you have an unrestricted adult section on a different floor. this means that any pedophile can access pornography at tax payer expense. without a guard to prevent pedophiles from going to the children's floor what is to prevent them from taking advantage of the children? to claim that you are looking for a way to filter illegal material is ridiculous. guardian internet services, inc. demonstrated their
broward county library fort lauderdale fl child porn being accessed i find it extremely distasteful to be forced to see kid porn on the internet merely by walking past the 3rd floor terminals. i would remind you that that is after.....
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography i was coming back from a break at 3:45 and ____ informed me that she had just called security due to an incident with a patron. ____ said that as she was escorting an elderly lady to the medical reference index table, she saw this young man watching a java script movie of a man masturbating. ___ asked him to get off the website. she went back to check a second time and she said the patron this time had his hands in his pants and continued to be in the unauthorized website. security escorted the patron outside the building.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography i was very distressed when i observed a library patron "searching for sex" (hot tub sex) on the internet computer in the business area section of the main library. we don't allow adult bookstores in the city of fort lauderdale - why this in our own library? i think screening topics such as this should be done and access to this internet material not be made available. if an adult can access this at the library - certainly a child can also. it is most uncomfortable being in the elevator and walking to the parking garage knowing this person has spent the afternoon "searching for sex" at the library.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult exposing children to pornogra i'm sending you this email from home before i forget about this. there has been a semi-regular patron coming to our floor looking up website(s) re: russian "brides". i suppose he's looking for a future wife. tom f. had previously pointed him out to me. anyway, last night he was in and it looked like he was into this same site. however, i also saw him speaking to one or two kids (minors). at one point i was nearby assisting another patron and overheard him talking- he was not talking to the one kid regarding the site he was in, something fairly safe - neutral. have i lost you yet? i know that he talked with them off and on for awhile and i even observed him giving them instructions on a couple of computers. unfortunately, i do not know what he was showing them since they were the computers nearest the bathrooms. my concern lies in the fact that when we closed and i was checking to make sure the computers were back to the main screens, i found that one of the computers where the kids had been (the ol
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography internet pornography, 5th floor, female patron. patron came to desk to ask about internet policy. she was concerned because another patron wearing a green hat, was viewing pornography. she needed a terminal to ____ we our first search database and thought it was unfair that this type of behavior was manipulating our terminals. talked to security. security said can't do anything without a written policy.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography masturbation while viewing porn sites. main library - ris (3rd floor). fort lauderdale police officer on the scene. sargent ___ approached me about a young man using the computers who was viewing porn sites. patron had been escorted out the library earlier this week by an officer(?). i approached the young man to investigate the report. the young man was sitting at the computer masturbating. i called his attention to his action and he instead continued. sargent ___ then told him to leave. sargent ___ warned him not to return to this library or risk being arrested for trespassing. sgt. ___ told him not to come on the property as well.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl child accessing pornography patron complained of kids watching pornographic sites on internet. main library blg- computer banks, northeast side. patron walked up to frank maun at reference desk, muttering something to the effect of "kids and porn... bothering people..." then immediately got on the elevator and left, without giving us time to respond to him. eileen setton went over to where a group of youngsters were looking at computers but found nothing objectionable.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography patron complained that when he passed one of the terminals he saw pornography. he was quite upset & said that there was no place for pornography in the library. he suggested that there be only one terminal with access to the netscape based products and that a librarian should be posted at the terminal to insure proper usage.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl pornography left on printer/screen patron complained that when she went to a particular computer terminal to access first search, to do research, a hard-core porn site came up. we rebooted the terminals & clicked on "oclc first search" & once again, the system went directly to a porn site. put out-of-order sign on tampered terminal & relocated patron to a working terminal.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography the defendant was given a verbal trespass warning on july 9th, 1998 by this officer after being asked by library staff to leave the library after he was observed looking at sexually explicit material and at the time of contact he appeared to be fondling himself. subject had at that time his pants unbuttoned which was observed by librarian. subject ___ continually re-enters library and did so today and was subsequently arrested.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl child accessing pornography using internet to view "pornography". main library-5th floor security guard-ft. lauderdale policeman. two young men - under eighteen, one male patron who was an adult. a male adult patron complained to a librarian that the two teenaged boys were looking at "pornography" on the internet. i walked by and saw nothing but the selection screen. then, a little later, i stood a longer distance away and looked at the computer screen. i then saw one of the young men viewing a woman without underwear. i called security. the guard came and we confronted the two young men. the guard told them they would be asked to leave if they persisted in this activity, then the policeman came to the floor but since all was quiet he did not speak to the young men. he consulted the security guard.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl child accessing pornography young man probably 13 or 14 years old had accessed something having to do with sex with animals. he acted strangely, perhaps also masturbating. i asked him questions about what he was doing and after a while he left. at that point i saw what he was dealing with on the internet & told the librarian. the librarian removed the material from the computer and asked if i wanted to file a complaint.
broward county library fort lauderdale fl child accessing pornography youngsters in pornography data base, patron complaint. third floor at stand along furthest to the north. no one was notified, i did send the five young men, ages 8 to 13, off of the floor and rebooted computer. all three persons working at that time were deeply involved with other patrons. the complainant, an older white lady, myself ____ were the only ones directly involved. ____ was in charge, and ____ was the other librarians on duty. neither of the above women were aware of what was taking place, and later i discussed it with them, and i told them i would fill incident reports. i had been helping this lady for about 10 minutes trying to access britannica, during this time, five young men came into our viewing area and within a matter of minutes had accessed vivid pornography scenes. this was done through oclc. the screen stands out like a sore thumb and everyone can see it ___ at that time i went over and rebooted the computer and told them to leave the floor, which they did. minutes after this i
broward county pulblic library ft. lauderdale fl adult accessing pornography n mid-september, i dropped my daughter off at the public library while i attended a morning class. when i picked her up, i could tell something was wrong, but it took her several minutes to tell me what had happened. she told me that she had seen a man sitting at a computer and he was looking at naked women. she then told me that she had seen him touching himself �down there.� i immediately turned around and went back to the library. my daughter, who is 12-years-old, told me that she went to the information desk right away to report what she had seen, but they library staff member did not call the police. he did a search of the library, determined that the man had left the premises, and asked my daughter if she wanted to fill out an incident report. i spoke with this same library staff member. i told them i wanted the police and campus security called. one of the library staff said there was nothing the police could do, but i insisted that the police be called or i would call them myself. a report wa
hillsborough county public library hillsborough county fl adult accessing pornography hillsborough county commissioner joe chillura jr. said office has fielded up to 20 complaints about library patrons using the internet for prurient purposes and wrote a memo to the county about the concerns. st. petersburg times: "libraries being used for x-rated browsing", 3/12/97
jacksonville public library jacksonville fl adult accessing pornography i am writing to you to let you know that my family and i make use of the public library system on a weekly basis. we are homeschoolers and since we do not have the internet in our homes we use the library to keep our family up to date on the most recent computer technology. i was very upset when i saw how easy pornography is available to all the library patrons. 10/23/97
jacksonville public library jacksonville fl adult accessing pornography on wednesday, i went to the main library to checkout a video. while waiting at the second floor (video) desk, i came face-to-face with graphic pictures of female genitalia being scrolled on the internet by a young man... librarian, mrs. ___, i began asking her if she knew what was right in front of her. she acted as if i had not spoken to her.
jacksonville public library jacksonville fl adult accessing pornography one afternoon my husband, 10 year old son, and i, came to get some woodworking books...after selecting an armload, we sat down to scan through and pick out ones that would be appropriate to our son's interests and skills. a look of alarm came over my husband's face...i found out the reason -- someone was using the internet on the computers located about 5 feet behind us. he was viewing pornography. his choice, unfortunately, over-rode our ability to use the library. we don't want our son to be polluted by someone else's choice. 10/14/97
jacksonville public library jacksonville fl adult accessing pornography susan carter said she went to the main library downtown several weeks ago to check out a videotape to show to her high school english students. but the mandarin woman got more than a videotape. she said she also got a lesson in gynecology, courtesy of a graphic photo of a woman being displayed on a library internet terminal. florida times-union: "council hears complaints about internet porn", 10/29/97
jacksonville public library jacksonville fl child accessing pornography the city received complaints from parents who said children were seeing sexually graphic material on library computers. florida times-union: "aclu questions library internet action", 11/24/97 (**2 incidents)
lake county library systems tavares fl adult accessing pornography we had a patron inform us about some sites that are in the x-rated area that can be accessed through the kidpac. here are the url's: www.chessiemoore.com/postcard/postcard.htm, www.nudeartcards.com, www.kinkycards.com, www.clever.net/naughty-n-nice/store/cards/index.html, www.porncard.com, www.netdreams.com/net.dreams/9th/postcards/blow.html, www.sexycards.com/send.shtml, www.cotac.com/-knight/steve/blo.htm, http://rats2u.com/calendar_a/calendar_adult.htm.
lee county library system fort myers fl complaint / no incident patron disagrees with lack of filtering of internet in libraries. indicated he would contact commissioners. need to filter things that are abnormal--especially pornography. "we need to protect people from themselves." objects to taxes supporting this.
lee county library system fort myers fl child accidentally viewing pornogra patron's child was using the internet. when he attempted to exit, saw an explicit (sexual) image. he is very concerned and wonders why the library doesn't filter. son is age 12.
leon county public library leon county fl adult accessing pornography a male patron, mr. ___ was observed by this security officer having obscene pictures on the computer. this male had been observed approximately (1) week ago doing the same thing. a few other patrons had confronted his officer complaining of the actions of this male. the site supervisor mary advised him that he could no longer use the computer and if he's caught in any other library violations he could no longer use the library. 5/9/98
manatee county public library system bradenton fl complaint / no incident 4/21/99. www.insaneclownposse.com. death, suicide, violence, grotesque images, murder, pornographic sex (?), violent sex, etc. with direct relevance to littleton, colorado shooting in high school.
melbourne public library melbourne fl adult accessing pornography internet computers are being used to access porn sites! 1/7/98
melbourne public library melbourne fl adult exposing children to pornogra internet terminals in plain view as patrons pull up web sites which feature barely clothed women in provocative photos. there are children here! i don't appreciate seeing my taxes being spent to provide this type of "entertainment" in a facility which was built for the purpose of serving everyone in the community. 11/7/98
melbourne public library melbourne fl child accessing pornography the openness with which patrons view pornography on the internet computers. my 11-year-old was trying to walk by the aisle to get to a study room, but the aisle was blocked by boys crowded around a computer. curious by what everyone was looking at she looked to see they were viewing info on gay sex. 11/7/98
mirror lake public library mirror lake fl adult exposing children to pornogra customer used 30-minute internet computer in the children's department. a mother came to the circ desk and reported that he was looking at pornographic material. the customer left before i could get to the computer. 9/6/98
mirror lake public library mirror lake fl adult exposing children to pornogra mr.___ was observed looking up pornography on the internet in our children's department. mr.___ was approached by security an asked to please leave the library. security also informed mr.____ that his computer privileges has been suspended. 12/9/98
mirror lake public library mirror lake fl adult accessing pornography mr.____ signed up for the internet on wed., nov. 18, 1998 at 1:30 pm in the children's department. mr.____ was observed looking up pornography web sites by joyce, sparrow and opal. 11/18/98
orange county public library orlando fl child accessing pornography 2 patrons complained and were confused when a young male plus 4 other younger kids were crowding the 5 terminals for about 1/2 hour playing something called pussy poker. 9/14/96
orange county public library orlando fl child accessing pornography 5 out of 6 times terminals taken up by (same) group of kids plus one high school or older age male...see him pulling up porno "homemade hot shots". he was using a program called sexlive which was left on the screen after he left. 9/25/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography a number of people were coming into the library and accessing sites that would be described as hard-core porn," field said. "i am not about playboy and naked ladies. i am talking about stuff in the back room of adult bookstores. they would view this for hours on end." ny times: "a library that would rather block than offend 1/18/97
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography a patron approached the desk and reported to cathy that pornography was being viewed on the terminal beside him. she referred him to me to voice his complaint. 1/27/97
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography a patron called and would like to encourage us to implement the program that blocks out pornography. she saw someone on the 4th floor looking at pornographic material and was angered and embarrassed. 12/26/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography a very upset patron complained that some patrons were looking at "pornography" on the internet and that other people could see it. 9/8/96
orange county public library orlando fl child accessing pornography for the 2nd day in a row we have had large groups of kids monopolizing the computers in bts. they appeared to be playing "the pussy porno game" on the internet. 9/17/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography hard to use computers when guys are looking up porno stuff all night!
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography i don't appreciate walking through the library and seeing a woman's bare crotch splashed up on a computer screen in living color. and i don't appreciate the idea of children having the same experience. freedom of speech is one thing, but the library is not a porn parlor. 1/22/97
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography i don't think it is appropriate for patrons to be accessing adult materials (i.e. nude pictures, etc.) on the internet in the middle of a public library. while such conduct is certainly appropriate in the privacy of one's home, it is completely objectionable in a public location such as a library. 9/16/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult exposing children to pornogra i happened to walk past some young adult men who, with chairs conveniently pulled up to the computer, were enjoying such scenes as a nude woman with legs spread in a provocative fashion, etc. along side these young adults was a boy not more than junior high school age. he was able to observe what was being pulled up. 11/6/96
orange county public library orlando fl harassing staff with pornography i have just received a memo from a librarian to her manager stating that she considers it a form of harassment that she has to deal with sexually explicit pictures as part of her every day job. library internal e-mail, 11/7/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography i spoke with a caller. she called to express her support for the library's decision to install blocking software. she was in the library with her children prior to the installation of the software and was very upset that a patron (male) was viewing pornography in full view. 3/14/97
orange county public library orlando fl pornography left on printer/screen i spoke with patron diana ___ today. she was in the library on wednesday and went to use a computer in arts and literature. when she stepped up to the computer there were "pornographic" images on the screen. she started to change the screen and begin her search. the man standing next to her at another computer said "i'm using that." she said "no you're not" and went about her business. while she was using the computer, the man and a woman with him continued to use the other computer and pull up porn sites. 11/11/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography i talked to angelica...she observed teenagers in soc. sci. accessing porn and she was ashamed and embarrassed and she was relieved that her daughter was not with her. 11/6/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography i was shocked to see a man looking at pornography at this library. i was also told that children are able to access this. you need to provide blocks on your system so children and others cannot do this in public. this was very offensive to me. 10/27/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography i was visiting your library today (from the daytona beach area) and as i was looking for genealogical records i passed a man who was viewing pornographic pictures. he was standing in such a way that anyone could see what he was viewing. i often bring my children when doing research and this is highly offensive. 9/9/96
orange county public library orlando fl child accessing pornography mrs. ___ called this evening to express her concern to a manager about a child being able to access pornographic sites on the internet. while she and her husband were in the library last wed. night, oct. 23, she noticed that the boy next to them, around 11-13 years old, was looking at playboy magazine on the screen. when she asked him if he should be at the site, his response was, "yes, what is it to you?" 10/30/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography patron complained and asked why patron next to her on computers allowed to have these obscene pictures on computer? 11/19/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult exposing children to pornogra staff had received some unverified reports that a certain man was using library terminals to 'chat' with children. suspicion was that the conversations were of a sexual nature. a decision was made to alert the police...the police took the man aside and told him they had "received a report" of someone trying to solicit girls over the chat lines. 11/25/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult exposing children to pornogra the man next to my 13 year old daughter was in a party/chat room discussing extremely obscene material via the internet...this man seemed to be very excited during his conversation on the internet and i was uncomfortable leaving my daughter next to him.
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography this afternoon in b&s someone was able to connect to a number of pornographic sites. 11/27/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography today i came into the library, i am very pleased to see that the library is allowing public access to the internet on the computers. however, i was absolutely disgusted to see someone looking at pornographic material in public view. i hope that the library will take some measure to stop this. 10/28/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography today one our long time porno viewers got out of hand. he was viewing some porno and masturbating. j.____ and i both agreed - it was obvious in many ways. marlene ___ advised me to call after we discussed it. 6 month t.w. issued - no further incident. 12/23/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography we have quite a conclave of "patrons" at our terminals right now, using chat rooms & porn. they've been talking and laughing and going to look at each other's screens. epw told them to quiet down and came and told me about it. 11/14/96
orange county public library orlando fl adult accessing pornography yesterday, about 1:45 pm, a patron came into the office and asked me if there was anyone who monitors internet access. he was concerned because two young men were accessing hardcore pornography from the internet on a computer in social science. 11/5/96
palm harbor community services agency palm harbor fl adult accessing pornography a patron was visiting a chat room whose subject was sexually explicit. __ also pointed out that there were 2 little girls sitting at the computer beside him who could possibly have seen what the man was viewing.
palm harbor community services agency palm harbor fl complaint / no incident what would we do if a minor accesses pornography? staff might approach the minor and ask if we can assist them in finding their information. can youths use the internet room without parent? yes.
peninsular public library pennisular fl adult exposing children to pornogra a dark-haired man whom librarians had never seen before recently monopolized a computer at the peninsular public library for hours. his pursuit: surfing the internet for pornography. then he lured three young boys to the screen, said library site coordinator clarice ruder. "the first image i saw was a cheesecake picture of a topless woman,'' ruder. "the next image i saw was the legs eagle and you saw all of genitalia.'' st. petersburg times: "libraries being used for x-rated browsing", 3/12/97
safety harbor public library safety harbor fl child accessing pornography 8/7: internet, 11 year old, sexual content on computer
safety harbor public library safety harbor fl child accessing pornography a patron called and explained that she was very upset because her son had seen adult material on the internet and that people were using chat rooms in an adult manner in the computer center. she wanted to know what our policy was. i explained that we had no filtering and did not discriminate users by age.
selby public library sarasota fl adult accessing pornography a woman was logging on to a site call "kinky sex kittens."
selby public library sarasota fl complaint / no incident i noticed no blocks put on news in children section where they many inadvertently come across grizzly stories of children being murdered? how is that? please look into this.
selby public library sarasota fl adult accessing pornography quit letting perverts use the internet and tying up the computers for everyone else.
selby public library sarasota fl child accessing pornography we are also having a problem with pre-teen and teenaged boys calling up photos of nude women, photos of sexual activity ("live sex acts", "spicerack," and "adult movie house" sites, for example), "kinky" sex sites, etc. the are not deterred by the fact that the terminals are easily viewed by every patron walking by. since the florida statutes prohibit providing access to those same materials on the internet. for example, by law, underage individual cannot walk into a convenience store and get a copy of hustler or playboy, yet these are the same sites - and far worse! they are regularly viewed in our library. the florida statutes do not make a distinction, for these purposes, between convenience stores and libraries. (**2 incidents)
selby public library sarasota fl child accessing pornography we have students accessing www.goregallery.com. as the name suggests, it is pretty disgusting. there is a warning up front that says that there is offensive material and to "agree" indicates that you understand this and are of age to view such material. it also states that all material is posted for educational purposes. after pressing "agree", the next screen contains sexually explicit material. choices from the menu include freak/sideshow, perverted, blood/guts, executions, suicides, etc. pick of the day includes a link to hardcore sex, etc. i vote to block it.
seminole community public library seminole fl adult accessing pornography patron accessing pornographic material.
seminole community public library seminole fl adult accessing pornography patron accessing sexually explicit material.
seminole county public library seminole county fl pornography left on printer/screen i'm horrified. from a kid's page i clicked "home" then "back" and a pornographic picture appeared. 1/7/98
seminole county public library seminole county fl adult exposing children to pornogra my fifteen-year-old daughter returned from the library recently, visibly upset, and told me that the computers in the library were being used by patrons to view pornography. she personally observed graphic pictures on the screen and also stated that the computers in the children's section were being used by a minor to participate in an adult chat room. 7/12/98
seminole county public library seminole county fl child accessing pornography my son was in the children's section of the library and watched as adults and teenagers were looking at pamela anderson and her breast enlargements. i am appalled at this ridiculous policy the library has about pornography on the internet. 7/12/98
seminole county public library seminole county fl child accessing pornography my son was in the children's section of the library and watched as adults and teenagers were looking at the internet at pamela anderson and her breast enlargements. i am appalled at the ridiculous policy the library has about pornography on the internet. you don't have a playboy or a penthouse section and you should not give pedophiles and teenagers open access to these materials, especially with our young children at risk. please reconsider the policy of privacy screens, they don't work and i protest. 7/12/98
st. petersburg public library st. petersburg fl adult exposing children to pornogra customer used 30-minute internet computer in children's department. a mother came to the circ desk and reported that he was looking at pornographic material. this incident is one more reason we are having customers sign up for the 30-minute computer. 9/6/98
st. petersburg public library st. petersburg fl child accessing pornography john ? patron was using the internet computer with another teenage. they were typing in web addresses and turning the screen away from the desk. when they left i checked the history addresses listed. they contained such sites as playboy, whitehouse.com, etc...staff advised to have patron sign in with full name. 9/17/98
st. petersburg public library st. petersburg fl child accessing pornography mr. g___ was using the 30-minute internet computer. he stepped to the circ desk with a question, leaving his 3 children at the computer. c.j. walked over, typed in a pornographic site and displayed material. mr.g____ was appalled at having his children exposed. c.j. is approximately 5th grade student...a trespass warrant will be issued next time he comes in. 9/16/98
st. petersburg public library st. petersburg fl adult accessing pornography this patron, ____ has been warned numerous times about looking up pornography on the internet. looking up pornography is against all internet policies. ____ has been issued a trespass warrant. 8/11/98
tavares public library tavares fl adult accessing inappropriate mater the last week of february several young girls approached staff stating that an older gentleman has shown them an inappropriate internet site. staff reported the incident to the city administrator and the police dept. an officer came and spoke with staff about the allegation and then spoke with the gentleman involved as well. the pd determined the site was not pornographic in nature, our patron is aware we are watching him more closely and the matter has been closed. lcls headquarters was also notified of the incident.
volusia county public library ormond fl adult exposing children to pornogra adult in the children's area accessing internet pornography on a children's computer. he was asked to leave the library. he was bookmarking these sites on the children's computer. 9/9/98
volusia county public library deland fl child accessing pornography caught my 14-year- old on the internet looking at x-rated women. should there not be a ban on this kind of viewing for children? 5/28/98
volusia county public library new smyrna beach fl child accessing pornography had three problems. one concerned a young boy, another a young man who was accessing exceptional material. 9/9/98
volusia county public library debary fl adult accessing pornography stephany burkard said she was volunteering at the debary library on wednesday when she noticed two men using a library computer to view nudity. when burkard complained to the librarian, she said, the county's policy was explained to her: no censorship of the internet, regardless of what pops up on the screen. orlando sentinel , 8/22/98
volusia county public library deltona fl adult accessing pornography the librarians request the adult to remove the pornographic material from the screen. upon request, all adults comply. 9/9/98
volusia county public library deland fl adult exposing children to pornogra today i noticed a member of the public using the internet in an improper manner. pornographic pictures were clearly visible for any passerby to see and to make matters worse a child of approximately 11-years-old was standing next to the monitor. if find this totally unacceptable.5/27/98
chattahoochee valley regional unknown ga adult exposing children to pornogra on january 14,...january 15,...and january 17, 1998..., staff observed explicit material on screen of the computer you were using. in addition, minor age reference department staff and minor age patrons observed this material on your computer screen. although you stated that web sites were provided to you by your family to investigate, you also state that the access to this material was accidental. three such occurrences within four days do not appear to result from accidental access. should this happen again your internet privileges will be suspended. 1/31/98 (**3 incidents)
coastal plain regional library tifton ga adult accessing pornography _____ came into the library. i requested that he step into the bookkeeper's office so that i could speak with him in private. ms. bacon was in the office as a witness. i told him that when he pulled up graphic sexual images on the public internet computer, it was offensive to my staff and made them uncomfortable. i attempted to give him a copy of the library's sexual harassment policy, but he declined to take it. i told him that this was the only warning he would receive and that if i saw or any of my staff saw him loading graphics sexual images on the public internet computer again, he would be banned from the library.
coastal plain regional library tifton ga adult accessing pornography younger than 20, viewing pornography. witness by myself from reference office.
cobb county public library system marietta ga adult accessing pornography i went to a computer to search for books/subjects and the computer had pornographic material on the screen. i tried to close it but just kept getting more and more pornography. i went to the reference desk for help.
cobb county public library system marietta ga complaint / no incident library needs some type of cyber sex watch dog software to keep little kids from hitting porn sites. you buy the software and i will volunteer to install it.
dekalb county public library decatur ga adult accidentally viewing pornogra i was very upset when i was doing research on children's clothes and discovered that this library has no blocks on your internet system. i was very upset to see xxx rated movies and titles such as c*** s****** teenager girls on my screen. my reference was one children's clothes.
dekalb county public library decatur ga complaint / no incident i would like to suggest--i don't think that you should let kids use the internet to chat or to view nude pictures in the internet.
dekalb county public library decatur ga child accessing pornography on 4/21/99 my daughter asked me to help her on the catalog terminal. as i passed 1 of the internet terminals, i noticed that a pornographic site was displayed. as i shut down the site, additional porn sites loaded including www.freelove.com. several children were in the area at the time.
dekalb county public library dekalb county ga adult exposing children to pornogra _____ was in on saturday afternoon. enclosed are cover sheets of what he was viewing on the internet and printing [www.hotpeep.com, www.bizar.com]. not only was he viewing inappropriate web sites, but he was doing so while sitting next to a girl who was about 11 years old. i explained to him the policy and asked him if he thought what he was looking at was appropriate viewing for the young girl sitting next to him. he did not answer. 9/8/98
gwinnett county public library lawrenceville ga child accessing pornography a customer complained that a couple of teenage boys were viewing pornographic websites. i talked with him briefly and he seemed satisfied that i would speak with the young man and that we would attempt to find out which webiste they were surfing and try to get it blocked.
gwinnett county public library lawrenceville ga adult accessing pornography a customer complained that another customer was accessing pornographic sites on the internet. i spoke with the complaining customer and thanked him for reporting the problem. ______ worked with me to block 11 sites. i spoke with the offending customer and he apologized for his inappropriate behavior.
gwinnett county public library gwinnett county ga child accessing pornography _____ discovered two young boys looking at sexually explicit sites on the internet. the boys left when she approached them. 11/19/96
gwinnett county public library gwinnett county ga adult exposing children to pornogra i was replacing a kiddie lan workstation and i saw two young men huddled up to a terminal viewing sexually explicit sites on the internet. ____ was at the desk assessing the situation, and put a stop to the activity immediately. this isn't the first time this has happened...we need to move the kiddie lan terminals to a more visible area. 11/18/96
jasper county library monticello ga adult accessing pornography ___ noticed he was covering the screen with his hands when she walked by. was on a pornographic site on the internet. she told __ & __ told __ he wasn't to be on the site & to go back out. he continued clicking on links as she was talking to him, so she suggested he got off the internet completely. ___ told me what had happened, so before he left the library i reminded him of our policy, told him i was going to write up an incident report to make record of his actions, and told him he could lose internet privileges entirely by breaking the internet policy.
newnan-coweta county public library newnan ga complaint / no incident i'm writing to you today to express my feelings concerning pornography filters on the library's computers. after asking your reference librarian and finding out that the library does not have them, i want to implore you and anyone else that has the authority, to please consider these filters in order to protect our children from the smut that is undermining the basic values of our society.
oconee regional library dublin ga adult accessing pornography patron was looking at pornography on stations 8 and 6. he was here most of the afternoon. i noticed it around 6:30 & gave him a (new)......
oconee regional library dublin ga child accessing pornography turned on computer without permission & was viewing pornography-he had not signed for #4, but had signed for 1 and 2. no other children were using it on 5-1-98 in after 2:25.
thomas county public library system thomasville ga adult accessing pornography this library employee observed patron at a website that featured links to sexually explicit sites on the internet. patron used the webcrawler search engine and typed in the search terms "pictures of nude young boys". patron was explained library policy and was requested to relinquish his internet access card to me. employee also printed out evidence of patron's activities. patron was told that he was suspended for 30 days.
vadosta south georgia regional library unknown ga adult accessing pornography every morning we delete the pornographic bookmarks placed by our patrons: we also clean up the patron files that are saved to the hard drives of our other workstations. out of frustration, our young hackers now tamper with our other public access computer workstations. until this morning the consequences were inane. however, today i discovered that pornography had now become an option on the pull-down menus of one of our opacs. publib discussion list posting, 11/13/97 (**2 incidents)
cedar rapids public library cedar rapids ia child accessing pornography a woman recently came into the library's administrative offices to offer one of the first complaints about the facility's internet stations. her nephews, ages 12 and 10, had used one of the library's internet stations the day before to download and print pictures that were sexually explicit. cedar rapids gazette: "putting up a safety net", 7/28/97
drake public library centerville ia adult accessing inappropriate mater we do not retain copies of memos or letters that are generated internally, nor do we keep a file of complaints. since we have installed our public access internet station, i have only spoken to 1 patron about this matter, and there is no written record of this incident in the library files.
garner public library garner ia adult accessing inappropriate mater one instance where a male patron (not a regular patron) had gotten into and left something on the screen (i'm not sure of the specifics).
iowa city public library iowa city ia child accessing pornography one person happened to notice a couple of juveniles looking at pictures of naked women on their screen cedar rapids gazette: "putting up a safety net", 7/28/97
mason city public library mason city ia adult accessing pornography complaint from patron concerning previous user leaving windows from adult sites on the screen.
mason city public library mason city ia adult accessing pornography patron complained that previous user left windows from adult sites on when they left the computer. instituted a requirement that every user must return to "home" before leaving the computer.
roland public library roland ia adult accessing pornography around the middle of march i did what i thought would be a routine weekly checking of the history and found some disturbing sites including these: freebeer.com, girls2die4.com (nude celebrities, xxx), @6teen.com--free live video, www.adultry, titanet.com, hole/chat--the penthouse, etc.
roland public library roland ia child accessing pornography i put up a sign in front of the computer about preserving the internet privileges by choosing appropriate sites thinking that if these boy(s) knew i knew that they would stop. the next day the same person brought a different boy and went to the same pornographic sites. (** 2 incidents)
ada public library boise id child accessing pornography patrons __ and __ are regular internet uses at the ada community library. these young men are minors and have been repeatedly asked to stay out of the penthouse and playboy sites during their time on the internet. often i have found these sites book marked and have had to eliminate them from the bookmark menu. several times i have had to remove "frozen" pornographic images from the screen in form of patrons who were waiting to get online. these were very uncomfortable situations for me as well as the patrons involved. i would like to recommend that we establish a policy that denies access to these minor patrons who have been warned about accessing pornographic sites on the internet. 5/28/97 (**2 incidents)
ada public library boise id adult accessing pornography there is a problem with ada library patrons using the internet to access pornographic sites. i reviewed the netscape history logs that dian presented to the board on june 18 and found that, while one station had only a few questionable accesses, the other had 17 in a bout 200 entries. 7/9/97 (**2 incidents)
boise public library boise id adult exposing children to pornogra a male patron in his late 20's to early 30's was seated at internet station #02737. he was accessing a video with 2 naked individuals engaged in sexual activity. approximately 7 children ranging in age from 2-11 were within eye sight of the screen. i approached the patron and told him he would need to leave the children's room. he did.
boise public library boise id child accessing pornography i am a teacher who sent 4 students and a staff member to the library for various activities. when they returned i was shocked to hear about what they really did for an hour. apparently the staff member went with one of the students to do some research and left the other 3 at the computer terminals. they decided to get on the internet and view pornographic material under xxx.com and other web sites. they viewed many nude women and sexual acts including homosexuality, bondage and fellatio. they were in a very open area and continued to view and print this material undisturbed until the staff member returned. he told me that he could see what they were doing as he was coming down the stairs. i am outraged that the library allowed minors to view this material. in researching this, i discovered that another student who is habitually truant is often found at the library viewing and printing this material.
lucy boyle public library blackfoot id complaint / no incident recently a citizen of the community, not a patron of the library, called and was concerned about unfiltered internet access. however, this person had never been in the library.
marshall public library pocatello id pornography left on printer/screen #124 internet - man reported as he was exiting - a porn picture was on screen. kris exited 2 more times & saw nothing.
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography ___ was on 124. told him his time was up. signed up 2 patrons-124,125. walked over to check the screens. ___ was still on, clicked to home and left, i went to file to exit, a pyramid of porn screens came up & it took me a while to click each one off. embarrassing as patrons were right there. did ___ do this on purpose?
marshall public library pocatello id child accessing pornography ____ about 14/15 years old, printed a pornographic picture off the internet, came behind the desk to snatch the copy out of the printer. i spoke to him: 1) librarians are to hand him any copies & unless it was something coming from the magazine database or encyclopedias, cost was .10 a page. he did not pay for his copy; and 2) it is "illegal" for him to copy/print & for him to be in a site that is for those 18 years old and older..
marshall public library pocatello id adult accidentally viewing pornogra ____ commented that sometimes when he x's out to clear his email, all sorts of "adult" screens flash at him - i told him to let staff know next time it happens so we can record which comp.....(?)
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography ____ feels that if we didn't have the privacy screens on the machines, we wouldn't have such a high number of child porn & porn addresses on the pull down address bars.
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography ____ left net in explicit porn for staff - machine "froze".
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography 1:00 kc checked. multiple porno screens staked up. sj told me he was now on 123 using his helpers time. i explained to shannon we don't do that. talked to helper. one turn, must use own name and asked him to teach __ how to properly back out. he (___) said ___ won't be allowed here again. kc
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography ann f. cautioned about viewing sexually explicit images on the internet, where children can see it (saw it yesterday for example), was upset and told max he had to do his math, and sometimes things appear accidentally. max told him that was false, and to stick to his math.
marshall public library pocatello id pornography left on printer/screen at 4:45 garla went over to check 126, it was left up with a 2 box screen - www.cumlover.com and netscape.sexforfree. could not click out of the screen.
marshall public library pocatello id child accessing pornography caught two boys using internet at pornography. i told them if they were caught again they can't use computers. most know who they are i think.
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography challenged patron - was allowed to use computers downstairs to play games. soon a patron complained that he was looking at porno. lori told him he could not use the computers today.
marshall public library pocatello id child accessing pornography nita had a young man come up to use internet, gave suspicious name, could she have asked for id? he then left porn site up. fellow patron said he was about 17, brown hair, with mother.
marshall public library pocatello id pornography left on printer/screen on 124 & 125 - on the yahoo site there is bookmarked another web site: www.mondoporn.com/guest/index.htm and another undesirable site. might want to erase them.
marshall public library pocatello id child accessing pornography patron (very young) was told to get out of porno - later had to get him off for hopping on after someone left. when asked what his name was he said oh? "adam"? and then said "no...no...is my name".
marshall public library pocatello id adult accessing pornography porno upstairs yesterday, downstairs today. (** 2 incidents)
marshall public library pocatello id child accessing pornography several calls about pornographic on internet yesterday parents (mothers) asking about possibility of filters as best we can determine the "14 year old boy" was ______ (no phone). the ten free pages of reprinting pornographic material ok? after several calls a lady stated that she had been called & asked to call us about internet access.
nampa public library nampa id pornography left on printer/screen about 10 pages of pornography found in the internet printer, left by unknown patron.
nampa public library nampa id adult accessing pornography had to tell a young adult male that viewing pornography on our reference internet computer was not appropriate.
nampa public library nampa id adult accessing pornography many layers of pornographic sites left up on sign up internet, patron was told the next day that this was inappropriate and that if it happened again he would not be allowed to use the computer.
nampa public library nampa id child accessing pornography patron complained about kids looking at x-rated sites.
nampa public library nampa id child accessing pornography patron complained of high school age boy viewing pornography on the reference terminal--boy was told this was not appropriate and if he was seen viewing it again he would no longer be allowed to use the computer.
nampa public library nampa id child accessing inappropriate mater patron complaint about what some boys were viewing on the sign-up internet computer.
post falls public library post falls id complaint / no incident the post falls library has had three verbal requests from library patrons concerning the possible or real use of public internet terminals to access pornographic, sexual or offensive materials over the internet.
algonquin area public library district algonquin il child accessing inappropriate mater the kid was using the internet. another parent stood behind him reading what he was looking at and went ballistic about some dirty jokes. virginia approached the boy and he willingly backed out of the joke site and out of the internet altogether when the mom kept up at him about appropriate language and did his parents know what he was looking at and so forth. i stepped in and got her to read the internet agreement, assured her that her child couldn't use the internet without her permission and that this child did have permission from home to be using it. i also indicated that if he had been in a blatantly inappropriate spot we would have asked him to leave that spot or to stop using the internet altogether. she calmed down a bit was still hot about our not watching the child all the time he was on the internet. i suggested that with my own children that is what i do but that it is my parental obligation to my children to do that myself.
alpha park public district library peoria il adult accessing pornography alpha park librarians received a complaint from the patron who used internet computer directly after ____ today wednesday 9/23. in backing out of sites to shut down the computer____ also traveled back through sites ____ had visited and found many to be pornographic and offensive. a check of the locations list on that unit confirmed this as well.
alpha park public district library peoria il adult accessing pornography complaints were lodged against two patrons: 1. _____ probably a ____ ____ left a sheet of pornographic pictures on the laser printer sunday or tuesday (9/20 or 9/23) which ____ found and destroyed. on wednesday 9/24 after ____ use _____ looked at the log of web locations _____ used and found pornographic sites, i.e. playboy, sex..., etc. on ___ advice ___ called and explained our policy, the evidence ____ had against ____ and that ____ aware of the problem and would tolerate no further such abuse. ____ apologized and thanked ____ for calling, but ____ sure ____ was too shocked to respond any other way. ____ opted not to write a follow-up letter thinking it's probably unnecessary and may lead to unpleasant angry parent involvement. (**2 incidents)
alsip-merrionette park library chicago il child accessing inappropriate mater letter to parents of youth patron: your son and a number of other boys created a major disturbance in the library, screaming and banging on the walls and then proceeding to do the same in other areas of the building. upon being asked to leave, he began cursing at the tops of his lungs, aiming his comments at staff as he left. coupled with his inappropriate use of the internet, which has caused him to lose his internet privileges, it is in my estimation that he is not interested in using our library appropriately. please informed him that he has lost his library privileges for 1 year.
alsip-merrionette park library chicago il harassing staff with pornography letter written to patron: it has come to my attention that you have abused the privilege of using the internet at the library by intentionally accessing graphically explicit sexual sites. staff members have also reported feeling intimidated by the comments regarding the pamela lee video site which you indicated came up on the screen accidentally. at the time, you apparently reported being a novice and professed ignorance as to how you encountered the site, but staff members report that you are not unfamiliar with the computers or the internet. the staff in the youth services dept did check the search history on the station immediately after you left and identified several sites accessed within the past hour which clearly violate the library policy you signed. please be aware that your internet privileges are hereby revoked.
alton public library alton il child accessing pornography pamela klipsch recalled seeing two 13-year-old boys in the children's room of her library viewing pictures of scantily clad women on the computer screen. kansas city star: "at issue: internet access at the library, 3/17/98
aurora public library aurora il child accessing pornography ____ and staff to have violated the acceptable use policy by linking to an internet site which displayed female nudity on the screen. additionally, al had saved several jpeg or graphic files to the library's hard drive, also in opposition to the acceptable use policy. i am writing to inform you, as the adult responsible for ____ access to the internet, that his access through the aurora public library/aurora on-line connections, has been revoked. this revocation may be lifted should you, as parent, be responsible for further access being within the terms of the aup.
aurora public library aurora il adult accessing pornography ____ was looking at pornographic sites on sunday, april 13 at 4:20pm. he was observed by ____ who told him before he left that afternoon that he could not do that. he claimed he got into the site "by mistake". ___ told him he could be banned from using internet if it happened again. on monday, april 14, _____ checked cache on both internet terminals. he found that ____ had been in at least two pornographic internet sites during the time he was here on sunday afternoon. so he was not in these sites just by "mistake". _____ has been warned once before for improper use of the internet for changing bookmarks. ____ has been observed by ____ and by ____ from desk in pornographic sites before and probably warned by various staff that he could be banned if he does that again. ____ is aware of our policy "not acceptable to use the aurora public library internet connection for any ....obscene... materials" and has signed his name on the sign up sheet to abide by this policy. since he has continually abused t
aurora public library aurora il adult accessing pornography _____ notified me that a patron was looking at nude pictures on internet. i told patron that the policy he had signed precluded looking at any such sites and he could no longer use the internet at apl because he abused the policy which he had said he would abide by. he said he didn't remember reading any such policy. i showed him the policy on the printed policy sheet and explained that staff had patrons read this policy before the first time they used the internet at apl and that every time he signs the sign up sheet he was agreeing to follow the policy. he asked if i would give him another chance. i and returned his id and told him he would have to leave immediately. he asked if he could still stay in and use the library. i said yes. he was just not able to use the internet. ____ also notified __ later that patron had longer than an hour.
aurora public library aurora il adult accessing pornography from behind i noticed that this patron was in a "pornographic" site. this was the first time this patron had ever used the internet here. i told him that our policy (which he had just read) stated that he could not access such sites at apl and said that if he were found using such a site again, he could be banned permanently from using apl internet connection. white, male early 20's. gold earring in right ear. blue baseball cap, black jacket, blue jeans. short crew cut black hair.
aurora public library aurora il child accessing pornography i regret to inform you that ____ has violated the acceptable use policies of the library's internet computers on thursday night, january 16, 1997. as a juvenile under age 18 he needs to have a parent permission form signed. apparently he told ___ he was 18. additionally he violated the library's internet use policies by accessing pornographic sites. a copy of the library's internet usage policies and a copy of a couple of the sites he accessed in violation of that policy are enclosed. if your son was an adult he would now be banned from using the internet computers. since he is a juvenile, the library is willing to give him one more chance if you want us to do that. if you would like him to continue to use the internet computers one of you needs to come down to the library and sign a parent permission card for him. he will not have any further access to the internet computers unless you do. once you sign the card and he uses the internet computers he will be banned from use of the computers if he acc
aurora public library aurora il child accessing pornography i regret to inform you that your son ___ has violated the acceptable use policies of the library's internet computers on monday night, april 3, 1997. he violated the library's internet use policies by accessing pornographic sites. copies of the library's internet usage policies are enclosed. i also have copies of the pornographic sites he was viewing if you wish to see them. if your son was an adult he would now be banned from using the internet computers. since he is a juvenile, the library is willing to give him one more chance if you want us to do that. if you would like him to continue to use the internet computers one of you needs to come down to the library and accompany him while he uses the computers, ____ will not be able to use the internet computers without one of you for one year. he will not have any further access to the internet computers unless you do. he will be banned from use of the computers if he accesses pornographic materials again or if he violates any of the other internet use
aurora public library aurora il adult accessing pornography it was very busy tonight and i was on reference when he asked to use the internet. i asked if he had ever used it before and he said no. i gave him the rules and regulation pages and he sat down to read them. hilda got him started. he said he was familiar with computers but not with the internet. ___ got him started. as i said it was busy and we were running around. ____ was helping a lady. i noticed that he had one mall picture on the screen and was holding up a piece of paper with an internet address written on it. he would go from a picture to a screen with lots of addresses. the ones i could see started with alt. i tried to keep coming back so i could see what he was looking at. finally i got a chance and saw he was looking at pictures of naked (no genitals showing on the pictures i saw) young men. i told him that he could not go to those types of sites and that this could lead to him being banned from using the internet.
aurora public library aurora il adult accessing pornography patron was observed in process of bringing up nude centerfold from playboy internet site on 4-22-97 at 2:55pm. i had him reread the policy about not transmitting obscene material over apl internet connection and told him that if he ever did this again he would be banned permanently from using apl internet connection. he is a white male. tall, average build, long curly black hair - 20's. made card for internet card box.
aurora public library aurora il adult accessing pornography white male about 20, 5'10", thin. wears a hooded striped sweatshirt. has long dark straight hair. he was signed up to use the internet. _____ observed him accessing pornographic sites. i took him aside and told him he would no longer be able to use it. he didn't give me any arguments.
bartlett public library district bartlett il adult exposing children to pornogra teenage girl came to me and asked if patrons were allowed to view pornography on the internet. i said no. she said a man was. i went around, then it was text with a head shot of woman, i told him we did not allow patrons to view sites inappropriate to a public environment. he smiled and said ok. left shortly thereafter. strange--there was a woman sitting next to him the whole time. i spoke to her after he left. she was aware of what he was viewing. i apologized to her and told her if it happens again to feel free to tell us.
bensenville community public library bensenville il child accessing inappropriate mater please be advised that on july 17, charles was asked to leave his terminal on the internet www. this action was necessary as charles was in violation of the use of agreement you signed on his behalf. specifically, charles was in violation of the provision that prohibits the "...display of offensive visual material". charles is currently blocked from accessing the www here at the library. you have 2 options: 1. do nothing, charles' block will remain in effect and he will be unable to access the www at the library. 2. sign and return the new user agreement enclosed. this will reactivate charles' ability to access the www at the library. we believe that the public library has a responsibility to not only provide guidance in its use. thank you for helping us provide internet access efficiently and appropriately.
brookfield free public library brookfield il adult exposing children to pornogra i am writing this letter to inform you of a very real problem that demands yesterday's attention. specifically, the problem is a blatant abuse of the pc's that have internet access. i learned last week that my six year old daughter, while walking through the pc area, came across a young man who had movie footage of two men engaged in oral sex displayed on his pc screen. my ex-wife went directly to the front desk and reported this situation. a few minutes later she saw the man leave the library. what type of controls does the library have on the pc's? with all of the filtering devices available through the net am i to understand one or more of the pc's are not filtered? let me propose to you a simple solution. turn the pc's in such a direction that allows the front desk a view of what is displayed on the screens. my other solutions are not quite as constructive.
brookfield free public library brookfield il complaint / no incident this is being written as a follow-up to my letter dated march 2, 1998, in which i expressed a strong concern for abuse of the pc's set aside for internet access. i sincerely appreciate your response to this matter and found our phone conversation, earlier this month, to be constructive. you indicated to me that orders had been placed for new computer workstations which house a recessed monitor. this would prevent anyone from casually viewing the screen contents of what the user had accessed from the internet. i do believe this action addresses the problem which i had communicated to you as stated in my earlier correspondence. thank you again for expediting this corrective action.
c e brehm memoral public library district mount vernon il adult accessing pornography on ____ you were warned the sites you were visiting on the internet were inappropriate based on guideline #6 on the ce brehm memorial library district internet guidelines. on _____ you were again warned to avoid sites deemed inappropriate for the public environment before you signed up for usage of terminal____. at the completion of your logged time, a staff person realized a site had not been closed out properly. in correcting the site, it was noted that you had again visited a site that was clearly labeled as pornographic on the first screen. your internet privileges at our library are suspended for a period of one year from the date of this letter. this is in accordance with guideline #11, which states "misuse or abuse of any of the policy and guidelines listed here may lead to suspension or termination of library privileges". you may contact me at the above address if you wish additional clarification. (** 2 incidents)
calumet city public library calumet city il pornography left on printer/screen at about 4:30pm on monday, may 17th a _________ library card number ________ called me over to internet station 5 because he was having trouble getting the site to print. there was a number of open copies of netscape, so i started closing them in order to restart the machine. as i was doing so, after i had closed a couple of sites, i came upon a pornographic site that had been accessed. i removed those sites. i do not believe it was ________ that had accessed them, he seemed to be busy looking for pictures of the bulls and michael jordan. the only other person on internet 5 that day was ______ library card number ________. while i cannot prove it was ________ i think we should keep an eye on _______.
camargo township district library villa grove il adult accessing inappropriate mater initially we had one patron who accessed inappropriate materials when children were nearby, but a quick comment from the librarian corrected the matter and nothing has reoccurred. the librarian reported the incident at the board meeting. that was the end of the matter. there have been no formal complaints made. no record of the incident exists except a brief mention of the situation in board minutes.
cook memorial public library libertyville il complaint / no incident after reading an article that appeared in 7/99 edition of the american family associations journal, i felt compelled to write you to find if anyone has access to pornography of any kind through the libraries computer system.
danville public library danville il child accessing pornography 11/12 year old boy got on the internet computer after the person using it came up to sign out. i went down to the computer and asked him if he knew you had to sign in and have parental supervision. he apologized and got off the computer. the next patron informed us that the boy had been on several pornographic sites.
dekalb public library de kalb il adult accessing pornography (name deleted by request 1/21/01)
dekalb public library de kalb il child accessing pornography she also saw 3 juveniles looking at internet web site intended for adults only. when requested to leave, the boys did not do so for 15 minutes. she considers this offensive in a public forum and requested action.
ela area public library district lake zurich il adult accessing pornography complaint made to circulation staff about pornography sight on the internet station in youth service (sunday 4-11 by parent of young man) adult was using youth service station.
ela area public library district lake zurich il child accessing inappropriate mater complaint made to circulation staff about youth - young adults in inappropriate chat rooms. patron felt the internet stations should be put to a better use. wanted to talk to head of library.
ela area public library district lake zurich il adult exposing children to pornogra patron called and informed me that another patron _____ was accessing pornography on the internet that he brought to the attention of his son sitting at the next workstation. i thanked the patron for calling and bringing the matters to my attention. also, i explained our current policies regarding internet access and i asked him and his son to bring any similar situations immediately to the attention of the reference staff.
ela area public library district lake zurich il child porn being accessed patron named _____ was observed looking at pornographic sites on several different occasions. both ___ & ____ directly saw inappropriate web pages (involving children & sex) being displayed. after the patron was done using the terminal, the history was searched & showed what web sites had been visited. a printout was also seen with patron's books in public view. patron was observed on several days. on tuesday, january 19, in the afternoon, george confronted him and told him that it had been reported that inappropriate sites were being displayed on public terminals.
elgin gail borden public library uknown il adult exposing children to pornogra a patron's son told their mother someone was looking at pornographic pictures on the internet. she told ilse, who told me (david). i went in and told gary we had a complaint and he couldn't look at pornographic site son our internet computers. he said he was sorry and immediately exited the site. 1/22/98
elgin gail borden public library uknown il adult exposing children to pornogra white male, 30ish...observed ____ visit two inappropriate internet sites (www.smutinfo.com, www.sex.com. )warned ___ about this. he closed site, left building. 2/17/98
evanston public library evanston il child accessing pornography a mother with her daughter observed several teenage boys looking at playboy.
evanston public library evanston il child accessing pornography a phone call from a man who had observed some middle school boys looking at pornographic sites. he called to suggest blocking software. i explained the policy, problems with blocking software, and the confused legal situation.
evanston public library evanston il adult accessing pornography head of information services reports that she has only once seen an internet user looking at what could legally be called pornography, i.e.: graphic representations of explicit sexual conduct. on occasion she has seen young men observing photographs of nudes that concentrate on front views of the female body between the neck and waist, occasionally some slightly more revealing photos.
evanston public library evanston il adult accessing pornography while it is true i am a 55 year old spinster, i think i know pornography when i see it. i use the internet on the 3rd floor and i see that someone is accessing the nude photos channel almost daily. i suggest that some channels are closed on the internet before the morally righteous church goers find out about this. this is management's responsibility when you have under-aged users...period!
evanston public library evanston il adult accessing pornography while walking past the computer section something caught my eye. on the screen of one of these computers (filling the whole screen) was a woman's vagina with a man's penis entering it. this was in flesh color, life size. the man who was at the computer saw me looking in that direction and started grinning all over the place. i felt dirty and was disgusted. i asked the librarian if they had dirty pictures on the computer screens. she told me that it was on the internet and that she had other complaints but there was nothing she could do about it there's always something you can do about everything. are we supposed to be helpless where pornography is concerned? are men like that just allowed to do anything they want to? no! how can you allow something like that to go on in a library?!! women and children could see that at any time! i am afraid to come back to the library.
evanston public library evanston il child accessing pornography a minister ___ called this morning to let me know that internet blocking software was available and to suggest that we should use it on our internet stations. he had been in sometime this week and had observed some teenage boys checking out all the porn sites they could find.
evanston public library evanston il child accessing pornography just had a conversation with a rather reasonable woman who is not convinced that we should not be censoring internet access. she was motivated by an experience a friend of hers had here in which he and his young child walked by an internet station being used by teens (males) to look at pictures of naked females. 12/27/95
franklin park public library district franklin park il adult accessing pornography we've had to ask a couple people to exit a site over the past year or so due to the sexually explicit nature of the material, and they have done so immediately. (**2 incidents)
gail borden public library elgin il adult accessing pornography a patron ____ was looking at pornographic pictures on the internet. i went in and told ____ that we had a complaint and he couldn't look at pornographic sites on our internet computers. he said he was sorry and immediately exited the site. what i saw when i approached him was a list of gay-related sites, but no pictures.
grayville carnegie public library grayville il child accessing pornography in response to your request, the grayville carnegie public library has had five teenagers/young men lose computer privileges for accessing sexually explicit/pornographic websites. others may have been accessing these sites, but not caught. two of the young men actually entered the library after hours to access these locations. needless to say, the matter was turned over to our local police. (**5 incidents)
highland park public library highland park il adult accessing pornography this man is a regular user of internet ip station where he views sites that feature female nudity. frequently this man places his hand in his pants and has been observed doing this during the past several weeks. today i approached him and asked that he not place his hand in his pants, stating that it was inappropriate behavior. i asked if he understood what i was saying - he shook his head "yes" but made no other communication.
lemont public library district lemont il adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that the lemont public library district is revoking ___ computer privileges for 1 month because of repeated misuse of the system. ___ was receiving many warnings from staff members regarding this issue. he is constantly going into pornographic sites. after 1 month, the computers will again be available to ___. our hope is that there will be no more problems. (**2 incidents)
mitchell carnegie library--harrisburg public library distric harrisburg il child accessing pornography we have had a problem with a teenager going into controversial web sites. a patron complained. i checked history and found sites that could not be accessed without knowing the address. the next time he came in i checked again and found pornographic material and the world wrestling foundation. i have presently barred him from the computer. we spoke about the sites when he would be allowed back on and he said he would be more selective of his addresses.
morton grove public library morton grove il adult exposing children to pornogra for some time adult patron has spent extensive time at our public internet terminals; several young junior high boys have also spent considerable time at the terminals this summer. adult patron has interacted with the boys a lot, showing them how to use both the internet access pc's and the public access pc. it was the feeling of the library staff that he was showing the young boys how to access certain graphically explicit sites. he said he was showing them how to download to a disk and how to incorporate these files into a document on the pc. i stressed that he should not interact with these boys since they were underage and apparently downloading sexually explicit materials. to protect himself he should refer all requests for help to staff. he agreed.
mount prospect public library mount prospect il complaint / no incident ___ came into the youth department between 4:15 and 4:30 and spoke with ______ initially. he said that his wife had heard at his son's school that the public library had pornography available in the children's department. he asked ___ if she thought this was appropriate. ___ which he said something like, "you have internet access here, don't you" and ___ said that we has 6 netscape browsers with internet access. i believe she also said ___ we do not limit what children may access in the library, ___ said later that she felt like he had come in here "with an agenda" and i agree that he does have an agenda.
mount prospect public library mount prospect il adult exposing children to pornogra a gentleman was in the library tonight. he was sitting over at the tables behind the netscape computer. a young man was looking at sexually explicit material. the man reported it to us at the desk. both ___ and i were with a patron at the time. ___ tried to explain the policy to him and he seemed to accept it and walked out. but, he called back later and spoke to me. he expressed his concern that an eight year old was watching what the young man was viewing. he suggested that we move the computers to where the baby computers are so that we could monitor them better. i explained again what our policy was and our position on parent responsibility. i tried to assure him that it is not a matter of not caring about children. i also explained that the eight year old should have been accompanied by an adult and if we had seen that he was not we would have addressed that issue.
mount prospect public library mount prospect il child accessing pornography his concern--was calling to report that one of his neighbors (friends?) mentioned to him that they saw a child in the youth public access computer room viewing explicit material.
mount prospect public library mount prospect il child accessing inappropriate mater very inappropriate behavior exhibited by several young men. the site on internet being viewed by ____ & another patrons (_____) was very inappropriate.
naperville public library naperville il child accessing pornography trustees discussed recent reports of a woman at another library who complained after seeing a child viewing a pornographic web site." arlington heights daily herald: "naperville library debates internet", 1/30/98
palos heights public library palos heights il adult exposing children to pornogra patron displayed pornographic web sites on the youth services computer. patron didn't pay for copies from the internet. viewed by _____ male patron with 3 daughters. immediately closed files and turned off screen.
peoria public library peoria il adult accessing pornography caught looking at pornography. i politely asked him to please get off the web site, then i explained that he wasn't supposed to be on it.
peoria public library peoria il child accessing inappropriate mater inappropriate use of internet computer by a young person. ________ had been using internet computer #10 since approximately 11am and had gone to circulation desk to pick up several prints. about 1:45 he approached the printer at the desk and reached for the print. ________ said she would retrieve it for him. at about this time ___________ came by circulation desk and discovered that the print _______ had gone to retrieve was the attached picture. the discussion moved back to computer #5, and it was at this time i was summoned by _____________. i told young patron (age maybe 12 or 13) that he could not use the internet for the rest of the day. we got his card number. we did not tell him he needed to leave the library, but he was visibly shaken and he left. i did tell him we would be in touch about his internet privileges.
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography __ viewing pornography; http://server23.sex.com. he knew that porn was against the rules and had tilted the monitor down and was scrunched up. i confiscated and pitched the pictures that he printed. 30 day suspension after talk. 7/30/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography __ was on internet on 9. pack had not seen that he was banned. caught on porno sites warned, caught again and kicked off. did not seem to care that he was caught. permanently ban from computers. 12/7/98
rockford public library rockford il child accessing pornography at 3:40 this afternoon i took a phone call at the reference desk...he said that he wanted us to ban his son ___, a sixteen year old, from using the internet. he said that his son had been viewing pornography on the internet. i replied that we had specific rules posted against viewing illegal pornography which we would try to enforce. the father may have been right about what his son was doing. __ has been warned before about various violations. 6/30/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography had picture of naked woman on screen. has been warned in past. when asked to come with me to discuss it started arguing with me. he said what does it matter i was not printing it. when i said that did not matter, one can't have naked women up on the screen. he said that he is not responsible. the site falls within the local ordinance on pornography. i have received several complaints that he was viewing porn. ban for 30 days, talk to ___. 8/28/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography he was caught in a pimp site and a site where actual pictures showed oral sex among other things. 30 day suspension. 4/3/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography looking at picture w/ woman holding her breasts. had been staring at enlarged picture of woman wearing a g string crotch earlier. had been in barbi twins site. last week tried to get into smutland site. i have received comments from patrons. talk to __ suspension 30 days. 8/1/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography looking at pornography - has been warned in the past. frontal nudity. banned from internet for 30 days. 5/26/98
rockford public library rockford il child accessing pornography male age 14-16. i caught him with pornography on the screen - he said it was accidental but i closed out 4 screens. __ has also told him he was not allowed in a chat room. banned from the internet until he talks with mrs. __ then ban for 30 days
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography patron had been banned previously until march 2 due to repeated viewing of pornography. when he left his machine today, several very graphic sites were left up - www.adamsxxx.com, boysboys.com, sexsource.com...permanent banning from the internet computers. 4/8/98
rockford public library rockford il child accessing pornography printed pornography and showed printouts to a customer. the boys then tossed the printouts into the friend's shop. banned from the internet until __ can be positively identified by __ and then until he's met with __. 6/24/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography view pornography, 5 screens were up including one that said must be 18 to view. ___ has been warned in the past. 30 day suspension, talk to ___. 9/8/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing porn after warning. www.sextrack, www.callgirls from cookie file. 30 day suspension and to mrs. ___. 9/17/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography - www.playboy.com - naked woman provocative pose. suspension for thirty days after talk with mrs. ___. 7/22/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography, f-- this and f-- that when confronted. repeatedly swore. has a history of viewing porn. his father called to complain. please suspend for 30 days. 12/29/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography, http://www.boytoylive.com, boyzone, peepshow, live action. he also prints off pictures form the above site. suspend for 30 days, talk to ___. 12/28/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography. __ reported him to me. he said he had just clicked there. i was about to believe him when a print of a very inappropriate picture came out the printer. i then looked at the stack he printed. all were of pornographically obscene subjects. i confiscated and tore them up. please talk to and ban for 30 days. 8/3/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography. when confronted he said he was looking at voyeur sites. this man has been a consistent problem...please ban him for at least 30 days. 7/9/98
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography. would have received warning but was pointing it out to another person. has been here before and knew the rules. 30 days off computer.
rockford public library rockford il adult accessing pornography viewing pornography: farmsex, www.bunghole - lots of animal sex, very bad gross vile. please permanently ban. he has been banned before - just restored sept 1st. 9/28/98
roselle public library district roselle il child porn being accessed patron approached me and told me he observed another patron accessing child pornography. i went over to the area and observed his internet use for several minutes and i saw nothing that indicated child pornography. i did observe a woman's photograph on his screen. we also went through the history on that computer and saw nothing to indicate that he was accessing pornography. today staff person saw him quickly exit an internet site. when he left, we printed the history folder from this computer. the patron did go into several sites listed on the file as having been entered "within the hour". one site, a chat site, featured an ad for girls over 18 to star in "kp films". another site was a photograph of a young girl/woman nude. her face was made up, her body was either very boyish or immature. police were called.
roselle public library district roselle il pornography left on printer/screen patron left internet station open to a pornographic site for the waiting patron to see when she sat down at internet station #2. no action taken--the offender was gone by the time i knew what had happened.
saint charles public library district saint charles il child accessing pornography a patron i was helping said she noticed that leon was using graphic sex sites and she was concerned that he was "so young" to be viewing such and also in a public area. barb and i approached him and he stopped. he got off the internet soon after.
saint charles public library district saint charles il pornography left on printer/screen andrew spent 1 hour 45 minutes using the youth services internet station. when he left, valerie checked the station. "behind" the netscape window with the library web page were several open windows to a pornographic web site (www.ass.com). the address or url had been typed.
saint charles public library district saint charles il pornography left on printer/screen on tuesday 6/9 at 7:40pm i discovered a pornographic site on the internet terminal when another patron signed in for the internet access and then asked for assistance in entering a site address.
saint charles public library district saint charles il harassing staff with pornography viewing pornographic sites including bondage--naked women in chains. when spoken to, he shut down the site to a point where we couldn't back screen into sites. jennifer complained that sites made her uncomfortable as she was using the other workstation.
schaumburg public library schaumburg il pornography left on printer/screen i found this site on one of the public internet terminals. i think this should be one that is blocked. www.2sexxxy.com 8/5/97
schaumburg public library schaumburg il adult accessing pornography info staff member saw patron accessing this site www.cris.com/~whacko/babewatch 8/20/96
schaumburg public library schaumburg il adult accessing pornography please block the following sites. patron was able to access them. www.pornography.com, www.climaxmag.com, www.lusthighway.com 11/25/98
schaumburg public library schaumburg il adult accessing pornography please restrict this - caught 2 boys ages 13 or 14 looking at this. 8/30/97
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il child accessing pornography //magma.mines.edu/students/d/dpolacek/new/ne/ne.html. please restrict this site--i caught 2 boys ages about 13 or 14 looking at this.
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il child accessing pornography 3 teenager were seen viewing, printing, ad downloading nude pictures from a directory site. this site should be banned.
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il adult accessing pornography a couple of young men were in a pornographic site. we might want it to be blocked.
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il child accessing pornography http://cybersexsites.com/index.html. please block this site a patron of jr high age told staff that he was on this site and "watched a movie". had to reboot the computer in order to get out of this site
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il adult accidentally viewing pornogra in trying to find the site "jaedoo's indian girls", i found the following: www.xclusive.com/south_asian_hardcore/index.html, www.pixstop.com/home2/california, www.xxxpalace.com, http://onewebstreet.com/indians/index/html.
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il adult accessing pornography www.blow.com, obscene site, send to cyber patrol. saw patrons using it.
schaumburg township district library schaumburg il adult accessing pornography www.fuzzbutt.com. staff member observed patron accessing this site and brought it to my attention.
skokie public library skokie il child accessing pornography i just heard from someone that over the summer she experienced a similar complaint from a tutor who would work here for several hours and observed what was taking place at the internet stations. the tutor also pointed out that the kids would just switch to another screen in a split second, and then switch back as soon as staff turned around again.
skokie public library skokie il child accessing pornography patron experienced a similar complaint from a tutor who would work here for several hours and observed what was taking place at the internet stations. the tutor also pointed out that the kids would just switch to another screen in a split second, and then switch back as soon as staff turned around again.
skokie public library skokie il child accessing pornography patron reported that she had been working in a study carrel near the internet terminals for approx. 2 hours. during that time she witnessed a male child, approx. 7 years old accessing adult oriented websites at internet station #3. when she would walk past him, he would quickly switch to another screen. the patron reported having seen staff stroll past a couple times. the patron brought this to the attention of desk staff. when i returned from lunch, i spoke with her. her main concern is that the internet terminals are much too far away from the staff/information desk. she said that even if the staff patrolled by every 10 minutes, it still wouldn't be enough because the kids are so fast. she said the internet stations should be directly in front of the information desk so that staff can easily see what the kids are into at any given moment. she is concerned with all the children who use this tax-supported library, not just her own kids.
skokie public library skokie il child accessing pornography reported that she had been working in a study carrel near the internet terminals for approximately 2 hours. during that time she witnessed a male child, approximately 11 years in age, accessing adult-oriented websites at internet station #3. when she would walk past him, he would quickly switch to another screen. the patron reported having seen staff stroll past a couple of times.
sugar grove public library district sugar grove il adult accessing inappropriate mater special message: 27aug98 blocked from internet use for inappropriate use, bev, 8-27-98 patron must speak with me before reinstatement of internet use .......
waukegon public library waukegan il adult accessing inappropriate mater viewing inappropriate site on internet. said a friend told him about it.
waukegon public library waukegan il adult accessing inappropriate mater viewing inappropriate sites on internet. said it "just came on".
woodstock public library woodstock il adult accessing pornography patron (late 20ish male) surfing the web - on the monitor appeared major female body part - legs spread etc. i said quietly " get that off, we have children here." he complied. the patron is a regular. should i see him i will tell you. i do not know his name.
allen county public library allen county in adult accessing pornography ___ (learned name form security) was seen looking at black female nude (full figure, full body) on our internet site. happened to see what was happening because 2 friends joined him (don't know) and we specify 1 person per station. he was asked to leave but refused until i turned power off on him. 7/20/98
allen county public library allen county in adult accessing pornography ____ (a regular patron) called to complain about a gentleman who was looking at "naked women" on the internet. i explained our policy to her and she seemed satisfied. 3/27/97
allen county public library allen county in adult accessing pornography as i passed a patron on the internet in reader's services this morning i noticed a caption "nudest" and something else on the screen and was flipped off as i came near...i informed this patron that he was not to have these pictures on the screen. 9/14/98
allen county public library allen county in child accessing pornography have a problem with a boy by the name of ___. i would like to report an hacking incident. this boy has been hacking and uploading porno pics onto our homepage. ___ has been doing this for quite sometime now. i have told him to stop several times but he refuses. 11/6/97 (**2 incidents)
allen county public library allen county in adult accessing pornography on wednesday, december 9, i pointed out the library policy to ___ and asked him to leave rea internet stations because he was accessing nude photos and printing them. 12/11/98
allen county public library allen county in harassing staff with pornography this is to put in print the recent incidents with the patron on the internet who was accessing sexually explicit sites. we identified him to you this afternoon. we were first alerted by __ who had walked by him and seen what he was viewing. at the time __ walked over, and the patron still had the image on the screen, so __ told him to remove it. a little later, i walked by to see if he had removed it or if he had gone back to it. it was removed, but as i passed by i heard him say something like "i know how to fix you guys."...other staff have heard similar comments directed at them. we find the manner in which is said intimidating and threatening. 6/10/97
allen county public library allen county in pornography left on printer/screen while on patrol, this officer found six black and white photos of nude/partially nude women copied from the internet. 2/11/17
anderson public library anderson in child porn being accessed a customer who is known to frequent internet sites containing sexually explicit pictures of nude boys, was observed acting suspiciously. i looked at the history files and found that he indeed was viewing these sites again. this is the third time this customer has been observed engaging in this activity...due to the nature of the activity, i highly recommend that he be restricted from the building for a period of not less than 2 months. 5/26/98
anderson public library anderson in child porn being accessed acting on a tip from another customer, i observed a man accessing nude pictures of boys through the internet. i brought the man into my office and explained the library policy on displaying material. 10/23/97
anderson public library anderson in child porn being accessed customer observed looking at sexually suggestive pictures of juvenile boys on the internet. this was the second occurrence of this behavior that has been reported. 1/8/98
anderson public library anderson in adult accessing pornography too much nudity - need to install cameras to deter people from going to those sites. 10/98
argos public library argos in pornography left on printer/screen i have received your formal request for the release of our library records regarding patrons' accessing pornographic or sexually explicit material on public internet terminals. we are a very small rural library and have not yet received any written complaints from staff or patrons concerning these materials. i believe i am the only staff person who has accessed sites that were left open by an adult patron. as of this time, we have not adopted a formal written complaint or report procedure.
decatur public library decatur in adult accessing pornography i spoke with ____ and told him these were considered obscene and inappropriate in a public library setting. this was his warning. if he's caught again, his access will be cut off.
fayette county public library connersville in adult accessing pornography on 2/25/99, staff members noticed several pornography sites on the adult internet station. 3 of these sites are the following: shocking 18+ http://209.48.69.51/chain1/teens. platinum club live http://209.48.69.51/chain1/platinum, access 100 sex sites, http://www.adultmegamail.com/click.link/dusto. this is only a small portion of the several sites that were on the computer windows open.
greentown & eastern howard school & public library greentown in child accessing pornography i received your request today for information concerning patrons accessing pornographic or sexually explicit material on public internet materials. we have had only 3-4 incidents and since they were students covered under school internet policy, all records concerning these incidents are held by the school. you would need to request these records from eastern howard school corporation. (**3 incidents)
indianapolis-marion county public library indianapolis in child accessing pornography 3/19/99 4:45pm. patron complained that 4 young boys were viewing an obscene website.
indianapolis-marion county public library indianapolis in pornography left on printer/screen 7/20/98. http://www.xhosting.com/realm/picturpage2.htm. a woman brought a copy of this page over to brenda. the copy had printed along with her things. we think the person ahead of her probably tried to print it, had trouble, and then could not come and ask for help. the woman wasn't real upset, just thought it was disgusting. anyway, you might want to look at blocking the site. thanks, carol.
jay county public library portland in adult accessing pornography our 3 public terminals are located in the glass-enclosed adult electronic gallery, which is directly across from the circulation desk and in clear sight. since we began offering public access in april of 1997, we have suspended privileges on the average of once a month. most have been for accessing obscene sites; most have been adults. (**2 incidents)
jeffersonville township public library jeffersonville in child accessing inappropriate mater ___ came to the youth services department and very loudly demanded to know what inappropriate sites ____ clinard had been looking at on monday. ___ was sitting with _____ at the internet at this time. ____ and printed 2 copies on the internet on monday and did not have the money to pay for these copies. ___ told ____ to bring in the $.20 the next time he was in the library.
jeffersonville township public library jeffersonville in adult accessing pornography ___ was in early with fire in his eyes. ___ would not let him on the internet and he was very upset. he came over here and i wouldn't let him on either. he told me he had never tried to get into porn, it just ever happened. he said ___ told him to hit escape "if that ever happened." he left mad. i expect to see him any time with a gun. he told me the "reference lady" didn't like him because he was fat. i told him i was fat and she likes me!
jeffersonville township public library jeffersonville in adult accessing inappropriate mater ____ sat next to _____ using the internet. ______ reported "scantily clad" women--miss june etc. he wouldn't have wanted a child to walk by and view those screens.
jeffersonville township public library jeffersonville in adult accessing inappropriate mater i had to ask ___ to get off terminal #1 which he said he had until 1:30 to use (becky signed him up at 12:15). i pointed out to him that "again that's inappropriate material he was bringing up". semi-nude and cheesecake that i saw.
jeffersonville township public library jeffersonville in adult exposing children to pornogra i was called from my office by ___ regarding a complaint by ___ who was next to her son on #3 internet terminal. she saw pornographic sites being accessed by ____. she complained to ____ who spoke to him. i then told him that he would have to find some place else to access.
jeffersonville township public library jeffersonville in child porn being accessed our biggest complaint has been ____. i did approach a man on the reference side who was bringing up pictures of babies attempting sex. i explained that this was inappropriate and we had several children in the building at the time. he said ok, but was trying to download to a disc.
johnson county public library franklin in pornography left on printer/screen after patron left i went to check the location and it had some type of error on it so i shut it down. at the next workstation , i noticed a 1/2 picture of jennifer love hewitt in a bathing suit. then i looked over at the printer and discovered some more, 1 which showed her with nothing on. the patrons were long gone.
johnson county public library franklin in pornography left on printer/screen after patron using public pc's had left, i noticed while closing out his login session that there were a few netscape windows opened to pornographic sites.
johnson county public library franklin in adult accessing inappropriate mater i emphasized with patron that there is no email, chat room or inappropriate sites on the internet. he was told that this was a warning and if it happened again then stronger action would be taken.
johnson county public library franklin in child accessing pornography patron is 17 year old male. _________ discovered the sites and told _______ who reminded the young man that he was not to access inappropriate sites as per the agreement. i could see that he was into playboy and celebrity nudes.
kendallville public library kendallville in adult accessing pornography ________ was warned twice while on the internet--chat lines and a playboy site which is a link from a wwf web page. please watch!
kendallville public library kendallville in adult accessing inappropriate mater dear _________, it has come to our attention that you have, on several occasions, knowingly accessed inappropriate sites on the internet. staff members have warned you more than once that you were accessing sites not acceptable according to the kpl policy. because of the continued abuse of the policy, your internet privileges have been cancelled. our decision is final.
kendallville public library kendallville in child accessing pornography on 05/19/98 i was using the internet computer and the screen locked up and i had to shut netscape down. i went into history to find my page and saw several unacceptable sites listed. i clicked on some and surfwatch failed to block them. from the time listed on the history, we determined it was about the same time that ________ was using the computer. i left a note on the sign up sheet for staff to check history after _________ had used the computer. on 5/20/98 i saw _______ in the library and mentioned him to paul. paul said he had warned him about accessing unacceptable sites on the internet, as had barb. i signed up for a later internet slot time and left. when he came back (late for the time slot) he had to wait for a computer to open up. #1 became available and he and 2 other boys sat down at the computer. dorothy and i kept an eye on him, i saw surfwatch block one site and then another site with a nude woman popped up, and then the other boys left and _______ closed netscape also. i checked his
kendallville public library kendallville in adult accessing pornography on may 7, 1998 while __________ was using the internet, i walked by and noticed that there were some obscene pictures on the screen. at that time, i told zack that the library had a policy that patrons are not permitted to use the computers to access obscene sites. i gave zack a copy of the library's policy and asked him to read it. he did. i did not see him access any sites that were inappropriate or obscene for the remainder of the evening.
knightstown public library knightstown in adult accidentally viewing pornogra while there has been inadvertent access to certain sites, these sites have not been promoted or permitted by the policies of the library.
knox county public library vincennes in pornography left for children _____ told staff that the man using the booth before her daughter on 2-23-99 left several links to pornography sites. removed the links after her daughter had accidentally viewed one and told her mother.
knox county public library vincennes in adult accessing pornography later that day ____ was using #3 internet station at the service desk. when ____ left the library, _____ & ______ immediately checked the location bar on the workstation that ____ had been using. lesbian___.com was the last location visited on the workstation. the content of this database doesn't follow the guidelines of the kcpl acceptable use policy for the internet.
knox county public library vincennes in adult accessing pornography misuse of the internet. patron was viewing porn. has a history of reserving booth 3 to use word processor then hides screen. i did see unacceptable material. when i asked him to allow me to see the screen, he hit the reset button saying his job as contractor and quality control required secrecy. did leave when asked.
kokomo howard county public library kokomo in adult accessing pornography daily user of internet. was on computer #1 from 4:35-8pm. several times there were borderline sites brought up--scantily clad women, etc. at 8pm there was a definite pornographic site up on the screen. i approached him, told him it was inappropriate. he quickly printed the page, exited the internet and soon left the computer.
kokomo howard county public library kokomo in adult accessing pornography patron left netscape sites open when he left computer #4 in children's room. volunteer went to restore screen and found it open to 2 different porn sites.
kokomo howard county public library kokomo in child accessing pornography pornographic materials displayed on computer. spoke with both 9 year old boys and they were instructed to leave and not to return without parents.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult accessing pornography a man has been accessing pornographic sites, the security team will be keeping an eye on him.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult accessing pornography a patron wrote me a short note that indicated another patron was bringing up pictures of naked men on his monitor. i walked over to him and said that we have children in the library. he signed off and left. about 15 minutes later, i received a phone call from him assuring me he was looking at the pictures for an art research project. he said he was looking for "muscle photos" not total nudity. he then said it wouldn't happen again and that he admired the way i handled the situation. i was told that he has given this excuse before.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult accessing pornography a young man on internet station #1 was banned for the day, i observed him looking at and attempting to print pornographic images.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult exposing children to pornogra i have seen a man bring up teen porn with pictures of totally naked guys on the screen and rub himself in the genital region while viewing this. children from the age group of 7 on up were in the reference dept during this time, including my 2 daughters. this incident happened 11/5/98 between 7-8pm. i informed the librarian at the desk and she then informed the man that he had to get off of the internet. i have seen this same man bring up internet sites with pictures of naked men on other occasions.
michigan city public library michigan city in child porn being accessed i spoke with a patron regarding complaints to his viewing child pornography on the internet. he attempted a lame story about doing art research for a friend. we established an immediate understanding regarding his behavior as correlated to banishment from the library. he vowed to abstain from accessing such material in the future.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult exposing children to pornogra i was alerted by youths in the reference area that a man was looking at naked pictures. i noted that a thin white male dressed in blue jeans and a green bay jacket was at station #7. he was viewing xxx rated pornography. i identified myself as a police officer and informed him that he could not view such material in front of the other patrons (mostly children). he developed an attitude stating that he was over 18 and if it was there he could look at it. i explained to him that he could leave the library for the rest of the day and not cause a disturbance. he then left.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult accessing pornography internet user on station #1 was asked to leave for viewing hard core pornography.
michigan city public library michigan city in adult accessing pornography patron was caught viewing hard core porn at internet site #3. he was banned for the day.
michigan city public library michigan city in child accessing pornography staff person caught a young male patron looking at pornographic material on the internet. he turned off the screen when staff confronted him. he then admitted that staff would not want to see what he had been viewing. the youth was asked to leave. he attempted to hide and come back, i was waiting for him and he then left.
spencer owen public library spencer in adult accessing pornography we have had very few incidents with sexually explicit material. we have not kept a record of these events. (**2 incidents)
vigo county public library terre haute in adult accessing pornography __ signed in to use internet computer. i looked at his screen (from check out desk) & there was a picture of a naked woman. i went over & told him that was inappropriate material & to click off immediately. he backed out. a minute later i walked over & he was in email. i told him he was not permitted to do this & to get off this & "x" out of the internet. i gave him the brochure ad & printed out some of the things he could do & not do. i told him he had already been told before by other staff what not to do. i told him he could do email at main. i told him he's already had been told twice today what not to do & a third time he would not be permitted to use the computers here. he took the brochure & said he didn't want any trouble & left.
vigo county public library terre haute in child accessing pornography during the weeks of sept. 1 through sept. 12,98 a student approx. 12-15 years. old named __ was observed three times viewing x-rated web sites. on each occasion he was told that our policy does not allow the viewing of x-rated materials on the web so he would have to log out of them. on one occasion he made prints from the sites and they were taken from him. on tues., sept. 15, 98 i talked to him while he was at one of the internet workstations in reference & told him again about our policy. i told him he was welcome to search the internet but if he was caught in x-rated web sites again we would call his parents and we would not allow him to search the internet. i had given his description to june dunbar so the yp staff could keep an eye out for him in case he decided to use the workstations in their area. about a week later june told me that he was using the machines in yp and that they did have to ask him to log out of some x-rated sites. about one week later june told me he was continuing to use th
vigo county public library terre haute in child accessing pornography i caught the same kid looking at porn today that i caught last week. i asked him his name, told him he'd have to log off, explained the acceptable use policy to him again, and took away his notes about "good" sites.
vigo county public library terre haute in adult accessing pornography nudity (visible) on #2 internet computer. when i asked him to please click out of this he tried to tell me it was a costume & did not want to do so. had explained this was inappropriate for in-library viewing. he did finally end it but said some gutter words as he left.
west lafayette public library west lafayette in adult accessing inappropriate mater 3/11/99 a patron using a public internet terminal in the library was asked to leave an internet site was deemed to be inappropriate by a member of the library staff. no further reports on this patron.
west lafayette public library west lafayette in adult accessing inappropriate mater on 4/17/97 a staff member found a site on the computer screen which was deemed inappropriate on a public terminal at closing time. the site was removed from the computers memory.
west lafayette public library west lafayette in adult accessing inappropriate mater on 7/28/98, complaint involved a patron accessing a site which was deemed inappropriate. as this complaint was given only after the patron had left the library, the staff was not able to talk with the patron. no further case of infringement by this patron has been reported.
west lafayette public library west lafayette in adult accessing inappropriate mater on 8/18/98 a library staff member spoke with a patron who was viewing sites on the internet terminal which were deemed inappropriate by the library staff member and the patron was so advised. the patron was told not to use the internet terminals for such viewing. there has been no further reported case regarding this patron.
westchester public library chesterton in adult accessing pornography we did have an undocumented incident occur a few months ago at the branch library which was verbally reported to me by the branch librarian. a patron was allegedly viewing some frisky material at an adult terminal and making "moaning" sounds. i don't know if the moaning was prompted by his personal approval of disapproval of the material he was viewing. the branch staff informed him that his noise was disturbing other patrons and was unacceptable in the library.
johnson county public library johnson county ks child accessing pornography internet problems. we are having regular complaints about children accessing porn on the internet or other related children/internet comments, 1 or 2 each week. 4/11/98 (**2 incidents)
johnson county public library johnson county ks harassing staff with pornography yesterday the coat man appeared at cedar roe and laurie had a confrontation with him. his name is ____. he pulled the usual stunt of calling staff (laurie) over for equipment assistance and leaving some naked bodies up on the screen. laurie called me but i was unable to get over so she confronted him and asked him to remove the material off the screen when asking for assistance. he then went into the access argument and eventually left. it appears mr. ___ is a retried gentleman who basically spends all his time going around to metro libraries looking at porn and exposing our female staff, and other females, to the porn he leaves up on the screen for them to see. 4/30/98 (**2 incidents)
johnston public library baxter springs ks child accessing pornography we are pleased to tell you that we have had no written complaints from users or staff persons. we have had only 1 verbal complaint from a father whose son had been accessing some of the pornographic sites on the web. he and his son worked this out, and we have had no complaints since that time.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks adult accessing pornography a young man was on the internet computer for at least 2 hours. he was viewing very pornographic sites that could be seen by us at the reference desk and also anyone who walked by. at different times he would drape his jacket over his head and the monitor to cover the screen.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks pornography left on printer/screen here is a list of porn sites that were prominently displayed on the standup station this morning: hustlertv.com, smutland.com, signups.appolo-ent.com (this on directed you to lots of xxx stuff), sex.com (i admire this for its no nonsense name).
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks harassing staff with pornography internet patron was looking at porno and asking librarian to come over to the superstation a lot. asking stupid questions aimed at getting us to look at his porn. i told him we don't teach people how to use the computers. we are under no obligation to help him access porn. i told him we don't encourage this type of use of our computers and we will not assist him. he seemed mad when he left. barbara checked out the site he was on and it is actually pretty tame.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks adult accessing inappropriate mater just after we had opened a patron wanted to use the reference dept superstation. i walked over to the computer and noticed a condom laying right by the keyboard. it was not in a package and appeared to have been used. i had worked the evening before and had been the one to shut down the computer. if the condom would have been there then, i'm sure i would've noticed. i grabbed a handful of tissues and picked it up and threw it away. then i sprayed cleaner on the area and wiped it up and apologized to the patron who had witnessed the whole thing.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks adult accessing pornography our favorite porn surfer came into the library today. he looked at p***y.com and playboy.com. i love my job.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks adult accessing inappropriate mater patron accessing graphic pictures.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks adult accessing pornography patron accessing pictures (graphic) from playboy, penthouse, hustler.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks harassing staff with pornography patron viewing porn stopped people and pointed out what he was viewing and 1 patron saw the material from a public service desk and commented on it.
kansas city kansas public library kansas city ks harassing staff with pornography patrons are viewing pornography and 1 man took great joy in embarrassing a staff member by leaving a picture of 3 women having sex on the screen and then calling her attention to it. it appears to be the same little group of people who are doing this. the material they are pulling up ranges from the average playboy centerfold to explicit photographs of genitalia or people having sex. there are also photos of women in degrading situations.
lawrence public library lawrence ks adult accessing pornography i received a phone call today from a woman complaining about the full-in-view position of the internet terminals. a man who'd used the station for several hours was viewing sexually explicit material as well as a "hot phone sex" chat. 3/2/96
boone county public library florence ky complaint / no incident i feel it is wrong for young children to be able to come in a public library and look at men or women on the internet in swimsuits, sexy clothing, etc. i feel there needs to be limits, like age set.
boone county public library florence ky adult accessing pornography the majority of our complaints from customers have been verbal and typically involve children viewing inappropriate sites or adults viewing sites that are visible to other customers passing by.
boone county public library florence ky child accessing pornography the majority of our complaints from customers have been verbal and typically involve children viewing inappropriate sites or adults viewing sites that are visible to other customers passing by.
grayson county public library leitchfield ky adult accessing pornography it is in our aup that anyone caught in a porno site will be banished permanently from using our public access terminals. so far, we have only kicked off 1 person.
louisville free public library louisville ky child accessing pornography ____ called to complain about the website, http://www.mystique-magazine.com/index.htmlj which his 16-year-old son found at the bon air branch. i told him that i'd ask you to block it.
louisville free public library louisville ky child accessing pornography 7th grade dean at highland middle school spoke to me by phone and faxed copies of pornographic web pages found on a student. the student reported printing the material from crescent hill public pc's. i explained our policy re: minors and the internet. i also offered to relay the site address for consideration for cyberpatrol blocking. the primary address is www.flight.com. this site is "the best way on the internet to find the smut you need". probably an accurate claim. could this site be blocked? shall we follow up with _____?
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accidentally viewing pornogra a patron accidentally found a porn website (www.anastatia.com/) when she typed in www.garden.com.
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accidentally viewing pornogra a patron came across the following site while looking for information about los angeles(!): http://www.geninc.com/geni/usa/ca/travel_ca_menu.html i think once you look at it , you'll agree it should be blocked.
louisville free public library louisville ky child accidentally viewing pornogra a patron--a girl about 12--just called to my attention that there is a link from http://www.kennyskrib.com--one of our most popular sites, to another page that has an advertisement that links directly in to a porn site. from kenny's krib you have to pick "the stuff" from the toolbar, and then "funniest signs in wrestling." the site that should be blocked is actually http:\\www.clubpix.com.
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accessing pornography here is another one of our little darlings favorite naughty sites to go to and print off: www.sexkitty.com
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accessing pornography please have the following site blocked: www.sweetsweethoney.com (the page that was printed was www.sweetsweethoney.com/honey602.jpg) thanks.
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accidentally viewing pornogra ran across this today...www.xtlc.com.
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accessing pornography several of the esl male students were admiring this site. they were in the german language altavista site: www.p***y.de. the scenes were quite graphic, of course i couldn't read the captions.
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accessing pornography some people got into this last night: http://www.nacked.com/thumbs/5daysfree4.jpg.
louisville free public library louisville ky child accessing pornography the staff is more than appalled at what the kids are looking in. www.adultcartoon.com is a particularly bad one and one of the kids likes to print the japanese animation-style porn at www.hentailand.nu/. bad stuff. did i already send www.skinheads.com and www.masturbate.com? if not, you might want to brace yourself and take a look. i'm really sorry to have to pass these on. i'm afraid we don't get a whole lot of use-the-web-to-do-your-homework students here at portland.
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accidentally viewing pornogra we were here on sunday and someone came in wanting information on getting started in modeling, men and female, they pulled up site.....www.menmodels.com it was not a good idea. slut from the word go. the computer did not block anything. it needs to come off!!!
louisville free public library louisville ky adult accessing pornography would you please have site www.pinkp***y.com blocked. someone was looking at the site this past saturday. thanks.
louisville public library louisville ky adult accessing pornography a patron just came into the administrative office and was complaining about another patron who is using the internet for pornographic reasons. he said that he is in here everyday. 11/23/98
louisville public library louisville ky child accessing pornography received complaint from patron as follows: she picked up her 15-year-old daughter from the main library at 3:30. child was here to do research for school. child said she could not access internet because computers were full of people looking at pornography. 11/27/98
east baton rouge parish library baton rouge la adult accessing inappropriate mater public pc's have been used in our library system since 12/98. we have experienced very few problems with unfiltered access, however, some patrons have asked to get out of inappropriate sites. no patron has been denied access to the library's computers.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra a mother and her son were waiting for a computer and were walking around the reference area internet computers. they saw some sexually explicit pictures on the computer that another patron was on. she came to the reference desk and asked me about our policy. i explained that we don't have filters but that i could ask the patron to exit those sites. i told the patron that we had a complaint and since there were a lot of children around, i asked him not to access any of those sites. he said ok. about 20 minutes later he had more pictures on the screen. staff informed him that he had lost his internet privileges for the day.
lafayette public library lafayette la child porn being accessed accessing child pornography.
lafayette public library lafayette la child accessing pornography children are printing nude pictures and obscene lyrics of songs they can't purchase. perhaps the library needs to find a way to filter some of this activity.
lafayette public library lafayette la child accessing pornography children at library (age 9-13), pornography on screen. staff told them to get off.
lafayette public library lafayette la child accessing inappropriate mater complaint about her son on the internet pulling up the wrong thing. she is really hot!!!!
lafayette public library lafayette la complaint / no incident concerned about exposure of improper material via the internet by children. suggestions: 2nd floor for adults only, children's games available downstairs only.
lafayette public library lafayette la child accessing pornography i am against censorship, but i am also concerned about the information available on the internet. as i watched a young man - adolescent - view nudes, i wonder--is it possible to make some stations restricted and age specific and have certain material blocked from these.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra i am so appalled at the pornography displayed on the computers by adult users! my 11 year old son and i were flashed by one of these men with this obscenity on the screen. why is this not prevented? the look on my sons face was horror!
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra i have a 9 year old daughter who was sitting and working on a computer at the public library in carenero. she was there with my 15 year old daughter who was writing a report the whole time. while my 9 year old daughter was at the computer, a guy sitting next to her was bringing up pornography and she saw something i wish she hadn't. this offended her and me. i won't let her go back to the library and work with the computers anymore unless something is done to prevent this from happening again.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra i was in the library with my son, we were waiting for one of the computers. i saw 1 man on the computer and on the screen was some very upsetting picture of sex in plain view for any child to see. can't some kind of filter stop this?
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra my daughter, age 13, proceeded to use 1 of the pc's upstairs for school research and was bombarded with smut. while i am a 1st amendment supporter, i feel we need to consider some manner of suitability screening to prevent further exposures.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra on 12/3/98 a mother complained about the pictures that a man had on the genealogy computer. she felt that the pornography was too visible to the children on that computer. i immediately went to the patron and told him that we had a complaint about what he had on the screen and would he please move to a computer in the lab that is less visible when he got up to move he minimized the site instead of exiting. i noticed that there were 7 or 8 other sites that had also been minimized.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult accessing pornography patron is minimizing icons of porn site pages rather than closing them. when his time on the computer is done, he is leaving them minimized. it appears things might be progressing to the "harassment"/see if i can get a kick out of leaving this around stage.
lafayette public library lafayette la pornography left on printer/screen patron was now in lab and has been printing out porn pictures and leaving them on printer and around for others to see.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult exposing children to pornogra staff was approached by a mom who was upset. the patron was at the genealogy computer (which can be seen from stairway) and had porn sites on screen. mom had her young son with her. staff explained policy to mom and also had patron relocate.
lafayette public library lafayette la adult accessing pornography when i was waiting for my greeting card prints as was another lady, playboy type nude pin-ups came off the printer. the other lady turned them in to staff. this room is open to all ages and is not adults only. the other lady told me that the young guys who printed the nudes print all the time and then throw it in the trash and never pay.
natchitoches parish library natchitoches la child accessing pornography mr. black then discussed the problems the library was having with young children and teenagers accessing sexually explicit web-sites on the internet. he reported that children as young as eight years of age were involved in this. he recommended the same software (surf watch) which the local school district had been using to filter undesirable sites.
st john the baptist parish library la place la adult accessing inappropriate mater staff have intervened in at least two instances where the material was thought questionable if not pornographic. the user when warned to desist did so and no incident report was written up.
attleboro public library attleboro ma adult accessing pornography patron was told it's not appropriate to display pornographic images on computer, consistent with item 7 of "rules for use of the internet service".
attleboro public library attleboro ma adult accessing pornography told patron it was inappropriate to display pornographic images on the computers.
bellingham public library bellingham ma adult accessing pornography a patron accessed a site with nude photos and managed to put the photos on the wallpaper of the computers monitor. a staff member caught the right away. the person was contacted and asked to remove the photos. his internet privileges were suspended.
beverly public library beverly ma pornography left on printer/screen this week i stopped by both of your libraries returning my son's books. taking advantage of the open computer seat in the children's room. i sat down to look something up on the internet. in both libraries a porno web site was on the screen when i arrived with wording and pictures in the x-rated range displayed for anyone to see. after calling this to the librarian's attention, the beverly computer had to be turned off by the librarian to keep this web site from reappearing instead of the of the requested web site. she explained that the computer was not working well and causing this to happen. at the danvers library, the librarian had to leave the internet in order to stop the initial site and several more from reappearing. she explained the porno web sites have methods to bypass the library screening tools. this makes these web sites accessible to any child either intentionally or accidentally. the photos on the screen at the danvers library would have horrified any child who viewed them. as a soci
boston public library boston ma child accessing pornography maureen e. feeney, who represents the dorchester section of boston, said that in one case a mother had called her, upset that her young daughter had stumbled across graphic sexual material while she had been surfing the internet at a branch library. ny times: " a new kind of ban in boston", 2/14/97
boston public library boston ma child accessing pornography parents recently had complained that sexually explicit material was being downloaded in the children's section of the boston public library. cnet news: "boston libraries restrict web access", 2/13/97
burlington public library burlington ma complaint / no incident i just heard on radio about unlimited access to pornographic & illicit material to anyone at any age in the library (confirmed by libraries). the same should be for internet as not allowing pornographic books and magazines. our libraries should not be perpetrators of such things. all under the guise of free speech? there should be some limits (screening with children's accessibility).
cambridge public library cambridge ma child accessing pornography yesterday, oct 5th, 2 boys were here after school...the first one proceeded to log onto his favorite porn site... i spent a lot of time getting the second one away from the vicinity of the computer. 10/6/98
fall river public library fall river ma child accessing pornography i was asked by someone to come to the reference room and speak with a patron who had some concerns about our internet workstations. she said she had already been talking with him. his son had apparently been viewing sexually explicit images on the internet, some of the time on one of our workstations. the patron said to me that he had told his son, age 17, that he was no longer allowed to use the internet. i pointed out to him the parts of our internet access and use policy that are posted next to our workstations, regarding the advisability of parents talking with their children about internet use, and stipulating the various uses of the workstation that were not permitted and, if engaged in, would result in a person's losing their internet access privileges at the library. i further explained that, while i could understand and appreciate his concerns, the library could not act in loco parentis with respect to any particular child. i mentioned that there was sexually explicit material in our book colle
fiske public library wrentham ma complaint / no incident attached please find 4 sheets of signatures indicating that the parents of wrentham support having filters put on the children's room computers. when collecting these signatures i was informed by many of the parents that they already believed that filters were on the computers. so when they found out they were not, none of them hesitated even a second to sign this petition.
fiske public library wrentham ma complaint / no incident fpl, i endorse the recommendation that internet stations in the children's room have a filter to block pornography. this is entirely appropriate for this part of the library. children should not have access to this material and it should not be left to the staff members to monitor what children are doing, an imperfect remedy at best. just as the children's room would not stock playboy magazine neither should it provide access to such material (and much worse) via the internet this is not censorship, it is exercising responsibility.
fiske public library wrentham ma child accessing pornography my 9 year old son and 3 other classmates were working on a school project in one study room and they got onto the internet to gather information. one of the boys typed in www.sex.com and got into a pornographic site where a man and a woman were engaged in a sexual act. from what i understand it was graphic. needless to say i was quite upset! this is certainly not something i wanted my 9 year old to be viewing! i would like to think of fpl as a safe environment. i vehemently believe it is totally inappropriate for this kind of web site to be accessible for children.
goodnow library sudbury ma child accessing pornography as a patron was about to leave he complained to me about a few teenagers who were noisy and ill mannered. he said that they had games and pornography up on a pc. the staff that day hadn't seen an disruptive behavior or suspicious use of the pc. the pc's are 10 feet away from the reference desk and the screens face the desk.
joshua hyde public library sturbridge ma adult accessing pornography staff had met to discuss internet policies and procedures. there have been a few instances of library users viewing porn on the internet terminal. efforts will be made to disable the email account so that pornography cannot be mailed from the library machine. (**2 incidents)
joshua hyde public library sturbridge ma adult accessing pornography there have been a few instances of library users viewing pornography on the internet terminal. (**2 incidents)
kingston public library kingston ma complaint / no incident in 1998 i had a request from a parent to install filtering software because he was afraid that his teenage son might try to view pornographic sites at the library.
kingston public library kingston ma child accessing pornography in 1999 after the filtering software cyberpatrol had ben installed on all public workstations, i had a conversation with a parent whose child told her that he had seen teenagers viewing pornographic sites at the library.
lilly library northampton ma adult accessing pornography while there have been a few cases of explicit material being accessed, no one has made a complaint.
medway public library medway ma adult accidentally viewing pornogra i was deeply disturbed when, in an attempt to access a princeton university homepage, i was subjected to a pornographic web page instead. are there no blocks put on this library internet system? i am angry that my tax dollars are being used in this thwarted manner as pornography is not in any way edifying to mind and spirit as was my expectations of this public library.
medway public library medway ma child accessing pornography i would like to see the guard system put back on the computer. "adult only" material is too accessible to young people and i have seen very inappropriate screens used by children under 12. could you have some computers that underage users can't use? some protection really is needed.
medway public library medway ma pornography left on printer/screen i'm not anti first amendment, but one needs to police some of the material that our young people have available to them. while on-line this evening i inadvertently selected a site from the pull down menu and was met with some interesting adult content. i'm not a prude nor maine but i would be rather upset if my young son or daughter were exposed to this.
peabody institute library danvers ma adult accessing pornography this week i stopped by both of your libraries returning my son's books. taking advantage of the open computer seat in the children's room, i sat down to look something up on the internet. in both libraries a porno web site was on the screen when i arrived with wording and pictures in the x rated range displayed for anyone to see. after calling this to the librarians attention, the beverly computer had to be turned off by the librarian to keep this web site from reappearing instead of the requested web site. she explained that the computer was not working well and causing this to happen. at the danvers library, the librarian had to leave the internet in order to stop the initial site and several more from reappearing. she explained the porno web sites have methods to bypass the library screening tools. this makes these web sites accessible to any child either intentionally or accidentally. the photos on the screen at the danvers library would have horrified any child who viewed them. as a society we t
robbins library arlington ma child accessing pornography a student and later an adult complained of pornography use at the media one computer nearest bookcases. the person doing this was young male 6th-7th grade. he was spoken to and asked him to leave. he left quietly.
robbins library arlington ma adult exposing children to pornogra patron witnessed a man who we've had problems with before looking at porno. a young boy 13 years old watched this. patron reported it.
robbins library arlington ma adult accessing pornography the male patron who was accessing bodybuilding sites and then ventured into pornographic sites had been prohibited from using any of the internet computers for 1 year effective 10/15/98. he may use the terminals to access our materials collection. bob james informed him of this fact on wednesday night when he attempted to use a computer and he left the library. bob wasn't sure it registered. the patron came in on thursday night and osee mallio reminded him of this. he said he needed to get some information and osee used the computer with him. the event that precipitated this prohibition was a complaint by a patron that on 10/6/98 the problem patron accessed pornographic sites. the patron described to me what he saw and i judged it to be pornographic. the problem patron had previously been given a copy of the internet policy and knew that access to pornography was not allowed. (**2 incidents)
robbins library arlington ma adult accessing inappropriate mater tonight a family left the library after seeing the internet activity of the person we have been speaking about. we were unaware of the problem until they spoke to staff as they were walking out. we really aren't sure how to be handling this.
watertown free public library watertown ma pornography left for children 1/11/99 incident took place in the children's section of the library. i was seated at one of the computer terminals wih my 5 year old daughter. in punching in the previous web site, i was horrified to see what came up---www.p***y.com, complete with an explicit sexual graphic totally inappropriate for children.
watertown free public library watertown ma adult accessing inappropriate mater complaints surrounding the internet--inappropriate sites and language used.
watertown free public library watertown ma child accessing inappropriate mater letter sent to lowell school parents about inappropriate use of the internet.
anne arundel county public library annapolis md child accessing pornography i was very disturbed and quite embarrassed to come inthe library with my 14 year old daughter to do a research paper for school, when i found 1 computer terminal open next to 3 other occupied by 3 young boys, probably jr. high age, accessing and printing out pornographic pictures from the internet. this not only disturbs me, but angers me greatly that they should be able to access this info with my tax dollars. they were looking at nudes and playboy info and pictures. i am angry that my daughter and myself were exposed to this in a public place.
anne arundel county public library annapolis md child accessing pornography ____ called regarding a complaint from a library patron. a parent who has become alarmed about her 15 year-old's interest in "pornography" said that he recently was able to pull up and print off some pornography at cro. i explained that the board had appointed a task force to look into the matter, that we can't totally block sites for adults (or near-adults) that might contain material that young children might see, inadvertently. in this case, we could not prevent a 15 year-old from looking at certain sites on the web. also mentioned the privacy screens and the informal practice of intervening with little kids. 8/24/98
anne arundel county public library annapolis md child accessing pornography i recently visited the south county library with my 5 year old daughter and was very upset at what happened while there. while browsing the library with my daughter, i was waiting for a computer to become available to find a book. when a few teenage boys left the library i approached the computer they had been using to find pornographic material (oral sex) left on the screen. this computer happened to be by the children's section in the back of the library. i was very upset not only at what the boys had done, but more upset that the library system has not put the proper controls on the internet access to prevent this type of material being accessed. 3/25/98
anne arundel county public library annapolis md pornography left for children i talked for over a half-hour with a woman mtr patron about her son's having been inadvertently exposed to porno on one of mtr's 's (her 10-year old son hit the "back' key and up popped an objectionable picture). she thinks we should have "filters" on at least some of the 's. i explained the board policy and our practice of intervening with little kids when we see something not quite kosher. 11/10/98
calvert county public library prince frederick md complaint / no incident the purpose of this memo is to make you aware of a discussion that i engaged in with a customer on july 9, 97. the customer asked if we had internet access at this library. when i responded yes that we did, she related that she had heard on the radio that children could be exposed to pornography on the internet. she also stated that this radio discussion mentioned a woman who had kept internet access out of her small town public library.
cecil county public library elkton md complaint / no incident cecil county public library has recently provided internet access to its patrons. for this, i thank you and those instrumental in providing this service. i, like many, find the internet to ba a valuable resource. this world contains things that are both good and bad, and the internet is no exception. it is a compilation of the interests of many and contains some material that is inappropriate for children under the age of 18. i am sure you are aware of this already. i realize that since this is a public library every aspect of the internet needs to be accessible to all patrons. i also realize that this means that an elementary school student can go and view all the inappropriate material they can find, which they have no problem finding.
cecil county public library elkton md adult accessing inappropriate mater please cancel pc privileges for elkton library patrons, who sign in as _____ and _____. (_____ has dark short hair and a goatee. ______ is light complected with freckles and crew cut.) they had been warned about the consequences of misuse of library computers by reference staff on 12-12-97 and by the assistant administrator on 12-15-97. staff reported on 2-25-98 that they again left offensive, inappropriate materials open and minimized in the task bar of a library pc which locked up the machine. further privileges to reserve time or use library pc's either alone, together, or with a friend are cancelled effective immediately for these patrons due to violation of posted library rules. ____ verified that both patrons had been using the machine last night. ____ verified that he had warned the dark-haired boy ____ and i had warned three boys including both _____ and _____. these boys have constantly misused library computers and caused complaints from the public. (**3 incidents)
dorchester county public library cambridge md adult accessing pornography verbal warning about viewing inappropriate sites (pornographic).
dorchester county public library cambridge md adult accessing pornography verbal warning for viewing inappropriate sites; when next patron started to use several pornographic sites were still open.
dorchester county public library cambridge md adult accessing pornography viewing inappropriate site (pornographic).
dorchester county public library cambridge md adult accessing pornography viewing inappropriate sites (pornographic photos).
dorchester county public library cambridge md adult accessing pornography viewing inappropriate sites; had many pornographic sites open and caused windows to move. when she asked for help that's when i discovered it. using #2 computer.
dorchester county public library cambridge md adult accessing pornography viewing inappropriate sites; left several pornographic sites open on #1 computer. talked to him on 9-10; the sites were emailed to him on excite free email. i advised him to trash them and not answer "yes" to receiving things.
harford county public library harford county md adult accessing pornography a patron went to the circ desk and said mr.___ was viewing a pornographic website and kept interrupting them while they did research. val came to get me and as i approached mr. ____ to speak to him, he started to eat a donut or a sweet roll. he gathered his things to leave without being asked. 3/25/98
harford county public library harford county md harassing staff with pornography h.s. student was using /cd-rom to view sexland website. he was typing in an e-mail response when adrienne stopped and stood behind him and watched as he typed. she said "that's disgusting. why are you doing that?" denise told ___ that it was time to go...a little while later ms. ___ left the library by the pennington ave exit. ____ and a friend of his were waiting near the bike rack for the woman. ___ challenged the woman... the two boys "came after her with their bikes." ms. ___ went to the police station. 9/24/97
harford county public library harford county md adult accidentally viewing pornogra i just got off the phone with amy __. she is the mother of a two-year-old who is concerned about internet usage. i talked to her for about 20 minutes an listened to her concerns. i've given her your name so she may call you. ms.__ said that when she was here last week, she was viewing a web site with a library and the librarian accidentally "backed up" into a pornographic site. i guess someone had been viewing this. 1/7/99
harford county public library harford county md pornography left for children my 11 year old daughter and i visited the savage branch of the howard county library this evening and i went to one of the many computers in the middle of the library to look up a cook-book. on the screen was the screen saver with the message "press any key..." well, i clicked the mouse and to my horror there appeared on the screen three extremely pornographic pictures of men having sex with each other. the heading was "teengay". i clicked the screen to delete the picture and reported the incident to the information desk. i am certainly sorry i had to see these pictures but am grateful that it was i, and not my daughter or some other child who chose that computer. 7/21/98
harford county public library harford county md adult accessing pornography on monday a patron asked me to help him with a problem he was having with one of the pcs. when i went to the , i told him that he had too many versions of netscape running. in the process of clicking them out, i saw that he had been brining up porn sites. what i saw was vulgar language, and at least one picture of a naked person being fondled. i was trying to close the sites down quickly. he readily admitted being the user who had brought them up, joking about me being too innocent to see them. i told him that this was inappropriate...on tuesday, nov. 17, between 10:30 and 11:15, the same patron asked me to come to a and help him. again he had been bringing up porn sites...again, i told him that this was inappropriate use of library materials and that if he continued to go out to these sites that he risked being banned from using the pcs...i also told him that children could use the pcs after he had been on them and find his sites. he told me that he didn't care what children might or might not see. 11/17/98
harford county public library harford county md harassing staff with pornography type of incident: verbal/sexual harassment date of incident: ongoing ___ began using netscape about 3 or 4 weeks ago. he tries to engage in conversation and frequently turns around and looks at me. he found out my name and calls me on a first name basis. he's asked where i live and i didn't tell him. what makes me particularly uneasy is i have to lean over to log him back on. a few times i've noticed him viewing partially clothed women on netscape, which adds to the awkwardness... i'm not going to work the desk when he's there. claudia and i have discussed this and we have discovered that mr. ___ is also bothering other staff discussing the "only soft-core" pornographic pictures he is printing out. we are trying to reschedule claudia's hours so she can avoid him. 2/20/97 (**2 incidents)
howard county library columbia md child accidentally viewing pornogra a couple of weeks ago i took a 13 year old and 15 year old to the east columbia library. they were on the internet and i was sitting next to them. they tried to find a nintendo 64 game, zelda, and instead got a pornographic picture. they immediately left the computer and sat on the bench behind me. although they were giggling they were not looking at the computer.
poolesville public library poolesville md adult accessing pornography [observers] discovered graphic pictures of "women undressing in various poses" accessed on screen by an 18-year-old library patron. poolesville community news, "www sites raise library patron's eyebrows", 11/20/98
rockville regional library rockville md pornography left on printer/screen a patron brought to the info desk some sexually explicit text printed off a sailor terminal (about 50 pages worth) which had been left in the printer tray.
rockville regional library rockville md child accidentally viewing pornogra i would like to strongly plead for software to be installed that would eliminate all pornography/nudity from the internet in the public library. i was appalled when my 12 year old son clicked an innocent looking icon on an "age of empires" web site to see emerge before my eyes, a very real image of a blond female, nude with stockings, legs spread apart, touching her genitalia! i couldn't escape from this image! when i tried another icon, the image reappeared in all its sexual glory!
rockville regional library rockville md adult accidentally viewing pornogra on 4/26/99 i was in the rrl to use the internet. i sat down at computer #8 trying to find information on school violence when all of a sudden the computer showed a colored picture of a man and woman engaged in oral sex. the picture returned to the screen 2x before i could finally get it off if there. my concern is that a minor or anyone could have been were i was sitting.
saint mary's county memorial library leonardtown md child accessing pornography 2 young boys about 14 years old were using the computer next to mine. during this incident, i first heard the boys discussing whether or not they would get caught.
saint mary's county memorial library leonardtown md adult exposing children to pornogra i was in the library with one of my children and was horrified to see 2 young men around the age of 30 sitting at one of the computers looking at pornography on the internet. i assumed pornography would be prohibited, yet i saw nothing to indicate that these men's actions were improper. apparently, according to library policy, this is acceptable behavior.
auburn public library auburn me adult accessing pornography i spoke with a young man re: our internet aup (no viewing of obscene material) and need to pay for copies over 5.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen ____ waved me over and informed me of a complaint made by 2 patrons. it seems they had tried to close their program and had been confronted with several open windows of pornography. i checked the computer and closed the windows. several of the windows showed graphic child pornography.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing pornography ________ had witnessed subject installing hard core pornographic wallpaper on the 3rd floor station reserved for the library webpages. we were forced to shut down the computer until _____ could install the wallpaper that was on before the incident.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi harassing staff with pornography 9/20/97 a patron came to the computer center asking for assistance with a printing problem. it was very busy in the computer center so i advised him to select the backup printer and try again. he returned saying he still couldn't print. i went to see what the problem was, touched the mouse and up popped a very graphic picture. he turned immediately and walked away. when i pursued him to ask if this is what he wanted to print, he would not answer and continued to walk away. i believed he coaxed me from the computer center for the express purpose of embarrassing me with this picture.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult exposing children to pornogra a patron changing the _________ to a screen titled amateur soft-core home page which includes such items as blondes and blowjobs. there is no regard for young patrons who are attempting to use the terminals in the same area or who are walking by. it is clearly illegal to display sexually explicit material to minors per the michigan statutory laws regarding children and obscenity.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing pornography a person considered to be the offender in previous reports was using a computer on the main area of the 3rd floor. i investigated and the offender was already looking at pornographic images on the computer. he was suspended for a month.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing pornography a regular customer told me he was working on computer #3 and the man next to him at #2 was masturbating. i approached the person and said we had a complaint and please remember that you are in a public place where the nude pictures on the screen might offend others. person left a few minutes later.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing pornography as i was walking in at the start of my shift, the librarian on duty took me to the back to tell me that the person we caught masturbating before was here and doing it again. i walked around the computer stations and noticed patron had a pornographic image up on the screen and was looking around very nervously. after watching for a few minutes i could see movement of the left hand which appears to be masturbation. so i approached patron and let it be known that that kind of behavior is against the library rules of behavior and that the library will not tolerate it i told patron to leave and not to re-enter for another month i took a copy of library id and handed patron a copy of the rules of behavior.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing inappropriate mater every day a group of adult males look up inappropriate sites on the internet computers in the children's dept. many times they walk away and leave pictures on the screen.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi child accessing inappropriate mater every day a small group of teenagers spend hours playing interactive games and looking up sites i consider highly inappropriate for a children's room. they also tend to walk away and leave pictures and email on the screen. while i support equal access and freedom of speech, i do believe children's needs should come before those of adult's in the department created specifically for them. most children won't even attempt to use them because of this problem.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi child accessing pornography i have had the unfortunate experience of discovering that my 14 year old son is accessing inappropriate websites via the computers at the library. i am told at loving that the library's policy is not to restrict access to the internet in any way. i do not accept this when applied to children. youthful access to sexual materials is routinely limited by businesses and a cursory glance at your shelves indicates that you also adhere to this practice for print, audio and video formats. why then do you feel it is appropriate to provide access via computer? i know there are software packages that can limit the availability fo questionable websites. why don't you take advantage of these for the sake of the children you serve?
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen i have walked by a computer and noticed soft core porn used as wallpaper. i was forced to shut down the computer and reboot it. no one could remember the last person on the computer.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult exposing children to pornogra i heard a scream and turned to see ________ speaking in a very agitated way to _________. i turned toward the subject to find an extremely hard core (it involved 2 women and a plastic looking pipe) pornographic picture up on the screen. when the subject saw me walking toward ____, ______ quickly flipped off the monitor. by the time ______ got to the computer at which the subject had been working, __ was gone. ____ turned the computer back on and attempted to get rid of the pictures to no avail. a _______ walking by glanced toward us and seemed to become so disgusted at the picture that children walked out. ultimately we had to reboot the computer to get rid of the picture.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing pornography i was doing a round of the 3rd floor when i noticed the subject look around and then slip a disk into the computer. i tucked my name tag into my shirt and moved to the computer next to the subject. the subject was typing at a fast pace and looked a bit panicked when noticed i was standing next to ___. subject jumped up, started to move away, took disk and ran. i didn't chase subject. instead, i went to his computer to see an image of a model named summer leigh engaged in questionable activity with an inanimate object. the patron had begun and email to the model using the same address i had found before.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen i was doing rounds on the 2nd floor when i was approached by a patron who said they were trying to use the computer but there was porn wallpaper on it. i went to the computer and saw 2 half nude women on the screen. we got the wallpaper off.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen i was paged to the 3rd floor. upon arrival i was informed that someone reported that there had been some pornography put on one of the computers. patron said that it came up when clicked on "forward". i then went to the computer and clicked "forward" but nothing came up.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen i was walking through the staff area when i noticed that a questionable picture was displayed on internet computer #14. i noticed the picture had been installed as wallpaper. i also noticed that there were other questionable pictures that had been installed that were of the same model. there are sometimes other models in the shots with her, but she has been featured the other times i've come across obscene pictures installed on computer screens. i removed the picture.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen patron complained about a pornographic image on a computer screen. the terminal was not in use when the image was discovered, and there was no indication of who might have left it on the screen. it was not on the screen when i arrived and it was on the terminal farthest from the desk and therefore out of sight from most vantage points.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi child accessing pornography we have a group of users who are regular and who are using the internet inappropriately and, we believe, illegal ways where children under 18 are concerned.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi adult accessing pornography we have observed that material being pulled up by adult user includes material displaying nudity, sexual intercourse, oral sex, sadomasochistic material and the like.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi child accessing pornography we understand your concern that your 9 year old was exposed to pornographic pictures by a minor seated at a computer next to her at the loving branch. we do employ the use of privacy screens at our branches to shield customers from undesirable materials we also ask the staff to remind customers to be considerate of others. persons who violate our guidelines are subject to the withholding of library privileges.
ann arbor district library ann arbor mi pornography left on printer/screen while making rounds, i noticed that the internet computer closest to the south side of the building had been turned in order for people passing by to see the picture while the privacy screen was still on. the usual soft core porn image had been set up as wallpaper. while clearing the image, i came across an email in progress that had been written to one of the models in the picture. the email text was explicit and lurid. i made a note of the email address of the sender.
bement public library saint johns mi adult accessing pornography please consider putting a lockout on pornography access on the internet. it is very upsetting to have this type of activity going on where my children come to work on reports and enjoy getting books. i do not believe people should be subjected to this activity in a public library. my children should never have to be affected by this in a public library. the staff of your (our) library should not have to deal with these activities.
berkley public library berkley mi child accidentally viewing pornogra my 10 year old granddaughter went to the library to do a homework assignment. while searching on the internet, she decided to look up information on her favorite group--the spice girls. you can imagine the kind of information that came up. luckily an adult was in the area and informed staff. i can't believe that this "entertainment" is so easily available. i know that its a public library, but maybe you should set a section of computers aside with blocks for only the children to use.
bloomfield township public library bloomfield hills mi adult accessing pornography a very irate patron approached my desk and told me that there was a woman viewing pornography on the computer. i thanked her for making me aware of it. she then left the room to check out books and i approached the woman on the computer. i very nicely told her that there was a complaint from a patron about what she was looking at and that she may find more viewing privacy in the adult room. she got up and left the room.
branch district library coldwater mi adult accessing inappropriate mater we have had a number of instances this fall of inappropriate pictures on the public internet stations, accessed both by adults and children.(**2 incidents)
branch district library coldwater mi child accessing inappropriate mater we have had a number of instances this fall of inappropriate pictures on the public internet stations, accessed both by adults and children.(**2 incidents)
brighton district library brighton mi child accessing pornography i have received a complaint from a library customer about children and the internet. specifically, the person objected to some material of an explicit sexual nature that their children located. because of some of the words used on the comment sheet, i cannot post it, but i would like to respond.
brighton district library brighton mi complaint / no incident the purpose of my letter is to affirm you in all that you have done, and to ask you to go one step further and consider blocking internet access to obscene materials at our library. i am not asking for censorship of any kind. i am simply requesting that you prohibit materials at our library that are arguably illegal according to the definition of obscenity by the courts and by state and federal law.
buchanan public library buchanan mi adult accessing pornography received verbal warning about being on playboy site on internet.
dearborn public library dearborn mi adult accessing pornography person viewing pornographic sites, asked to relocate.
detroit public library detroit mi complaint / no incident the american library association maintains that "electronic information, services, and networks provided by libraries should be readily, equally and equitably accessible to all library users." on the surface, this principle is very clear and direct. however, i am certain you are aware of issues raised around children's access to the internet - it is becoming an important issue for many public libraries and their governing boards.
dexter district library dexter mi complaint / no incident we've had enough. there is no good reason why children should have the right to unlimited access to the internet ever. the very least the library should do is honor our request, as responsible parents, that our children should not be allowed to use the internet unsupervised by us. we should be, and we are, responsible for our children's behavior. this means you, the library, need to back us up.
farmington community library farmington hills mi adult exposing children to pornogra this correspondence regards an incident that i experienced at the farmington hill branch library this afternoon. i was in the library with my 10 year old daughter, she was selecting books for your summer reading program "where in the world is g.r. eedy." the physical location of the books for the young adult reading program are in close proximity to your taxpayer funded internet graphic work stations. plainly visible in high-resolution pixel perfect colored graphic splendor was a graphic picture depicting heterosexual activity. i positioned myself between my daughter's line of sight and the graphic display. at the opportune time i explained the situation to a staff member behind the information desk. i was informed that the possibility of inappropriate use was recently discussed by the library staff and that censorship was not considered library policy, but seeing that i had complained she offered to speak to the patron at the terminal. the patron appeared to be embarrassed and soon vacated the library
farmington public library farmington mi child accidentally viewing pornogra community library director beverly papaian incident at another library "one of the professional librarians was working with a mother and child together to try to find an address for this very wholesome magazine called american girls, so she typed in 'american girls.' " needless to say, she got a little more than she bargained for. detroit news: wary of requiring filters, 2/16/98
greenville public library greenville mi pornography left for children i just got word this evening that a young patron was faced with porn on the net at one of our internet pc's. it wasn't on the screen when she came to it, and she made no attempt to find it. she was trying to access teen.com, msn, and altavista. the unwanted images seemed to come from nowhere as if it were a prank. could this too be a result of a prank someone pulled in our building? or only something that could have been done in cyberspace?
grosse pointe public library grosse pointe mi child accessing pornography we have had no more porn sites coming through the filtered youth computers this month. i did, however, catch two giggly 13 year old girls logged onto whitehouse. com - the porn site, not the government site - from the unfiltered computers just this past week. our usual problem is with boys from parcells school that have to constantly be told to not use the internet on the unfiltered computers. it is often the same boys over and over.
howard miller library zeeland mi child accessing pornography i am writing about a concern i have regarding the use of the computers which provide internet access at the howard miller public library. i was using one of the computers last friday when i observed the user next to me, who appeared to be and 8th or 9th grader, sending and receiving erotic messages by way of a chat room. any experienced user knows that the internet provides access to both quality material and trash. as a result, its use by children and adolescents must be monitored, just as parents must monitor access to visual and printed materials. yet, it is essential to provide internet resources to the community, particularly for the educational information it offers. however, i strongly suggest that the library remove access to chat rooms, most of which appear to have little value. it could be argued that allowing access to chat rooms would be similar to the library carrying x-rated movies or playboy magazine. it appears that the library staff may have experienced other frustrations with use of i
howard miller library zeeland mi child accessing pornography the owner of sheer attitudes called. last night a customer sent her son to the library while she had her hair done. the child returned about 1/2 hour later with 4 pages he'd copied off the internet. one was a cute kitten picture, three were described as pornographic by the caller. she was very concerned that these pictures were available and would probably go to the school. she reported that the mother was not apparently concerned. i accepted her concern told her what our policy on internet use was and that the policy was set by our library board. we talked about the way the staff handles inappropriate use. after checking the age of the boy and his name, i told ____ about the call. he said he would inform the city manager. i felt both should be prepared for inquiries. received the second call about the incident. a gentleman, who did not give his name, questioned the procedures that allowed the boy access to these photos. again i explained the policy and the way we currently handle situations that
huntington woods public library huntington woods mi complaint / no incident we only have 1 complaint on file. (no details given)
jackson district library jackson mi adult exposing children to pornogra _____ was brought to speak to me after speaking with ______. she was loudly explaining her concern over obscene images that her child is exposed to every time they come to the children's room at our library. she stated she has complained in the past and only received a letter saying thank you for your concern. i attempted to contact her but was unable to reach her. department and i repeated her complaint to ____. gave her the directors name and number. (**2 incidents)
jackson district library jackson mi adult accessing pornography a father who was visiting the library with children, gave me this note in regards to the patron. the father did not say anything, but was obviously concerned about the material they were viewing on the internet. the note said "porno being viewed on internet.. keeps going back to yahoo as we go by (adult in red hat)." i then asked if i could speak with him. he agreed. i took him aside to the stacks (as not to embarrass him in front of others) and explained to him that another patron complained about the "questionable" material he was viewing on the internet. he said, " i was only looking at fashion." i said, "i don't think so. other people have noticed, but not complained before. we try not to censor here, but if the material in question begins to affect other patrons, we reserve the right to intervene and correct the situation. if we get any more complaints about your choice of internet sites, we will restrict your privileges." he said, "okay" and left shortly after.
jackson district library jackson mi adult accessing pornography a male was visiting this branch with his family. he observed another male using the internet, viewing material of a sexually explicit nature. this male was brought to the attention of staff members. a staff member asked to speak with this male. he refused to leave the terminal, so he was asked to leave. as this request was ignored, the staff member enlisted the help of someone, and on the advice of someone this male was asked to leave the library. this he did with no further incident.
jackson district library jackson mi child accessing inappropriate mater a patron was in the children's department today in his "usual sites". someone called from reference to say the patron's mother was on the line and i spoke to her. she asked if the patron was here. i said yes. she said that she wanted to come in and with him sometime and watch his use of the internet. she said tell him his friend was on the way. so i did. the patron's mother arrived a few minutes later and discovered him trying to hide the pictures and text he had printed but his mother got a look at it. he then tried to get her to believe that he had found them but she didn't buy that either. she took him home. i had explained to her that as staff members we could not make him leave any site and she seemed to understand.
jackson district library jackson mi adult accessing pornography a patron was using the internet in the children's room when a patron complained that the site he was accessing contained nudity.
jackson district library jackson mi child accessing pornography a young boy, about 9-11 years old was signed up to use computer #1 for the internet. he had purchased paper and was printing off pictures before we noticed that he was sitting at the wrong computer. another patron who was signed up for computer #2 told us about the mistake. we asked the boy to move over to computer #1 and discovered that he had been printing colored pictures of obscene material. when then computer patron come over to use computer #2 we had to clear his sites in full view of the patron. we did not have any complaints and so we did not ask him to leave his sites. i discussed this incident with other staff members, so that we could watch him & monitor his behavior. we may want to take another look at our internet policy.
jackson district library jackson mi child accessing pornography as we got off the elevator on the children's floor, some teenagers had porn on the computer from the internet. ______ reprimanded them but they ignored her. she handled the situation very well and told them one more time and they would be banned. please help us parents protect our young children. it will be a shame if we must put the library on our unacceptable list.
jackson district library jackson mi adult exposing children to pornogra indecent pictures on the computer terminal in children's area (computer b)! i told patron that there was a complaint, if he did not exit the sites he would be asked to leave.
jackson district library jackson mi adult accessing pornography it is with great misfortune that i write to you today. i had a very upsetting incident happen while visiting your branch library last week. a gentleman was using one of the computers for the internet. i happened to walk by as he was on and was horrified to discover that he was looking up pornographic and very scantily clad pictures of women. i happened to be signed up to use the computer after he was, and instead of returning it to the homepage, he shut the program down. this, i would guess, would be so that no one could go back and find out what he was looking at. i could not believe what i was seeing. i reported this to one of the librarians, and she told me that there wasn't much they could do because of an amendment. needless to say, i was quite upset that someone could come into a public library where children are walking around, and be allowed to look this kind of garbage up. not to mention all of the other library patrons. i am a regular paton, and i have heard that this type of behavior was
jackson district library jackson mi child accessing pornography someone signed up to use the internet in children's. when i went over to clear url's, the previous user was frantically trying to back out of a pornographic site. a mother commented that she didn't appreciate seeing this upon entering the room, i was already speaking to the boys about our internet policy and gave them all a first warning. if they abuse the policy again they will be restricted from internet use district wide.
jackson district library jackson mi adult accessing pornography someone was using internet #2 and a patron complained about the site he was viewing. she called it pornographic. i told them there had been a complaint and the had to leave that site. i explained this was a warning and if it happened again he would not be allowed to use the internet.
jackson district library jackson mi adult exposing children to pornogra someone was using internet site a when i was approached by the above patron and told that someone was viewing an unacceptable pornographic site. he asked if i could do something about this so that his daughter would not be forced to view this. i asked this patron to write down his complaint including his name and number. i then told him that i would handle the situation. i talked to him and warned him that one more complaint would lead to internet suspension district wide.
jackson district library jackson mi child accessing pornography there were a group of youngsters using the internet. they were watching pornographic material and telling everyone to come and see what they were doing. i warned the children that this is not appropriate and against the rules. they left the site and caused no problem. i told them if i have to speak the them again they would lose their computer privileges for the day.
jackson district library jackson mi child accessing pornography walked off elevator with my children and saw 3 boys online viewing pornography. the patrons were asked to exit the sites they were in or they would not be allowed to use the internet at any branches. they exited the sites and left.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography adult viewing pornography. not banned from premises, banned from computers for 30 days.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography adult viewing pornography. not banned from premises. banned from computers for 30 days.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography internet porn - not banned from premises, banned from computers for 30 days.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography internet porn, not banned from premises, banned from computers for 30 days.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography logged in to a porn site, not banned from premises, banned from computers for 30 days.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography looking at porn.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi child accessing pornography porn site, banned from computers for 30 days, person confronted is 11. ___ has 2 records. one record says ___ birthdate is ____, other one ___ on record has fines of $28.40 other record shows fines of $165.00.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography sexually explicit images: this issue has not disappeared. during the first three weeks of operation, tracking software indicates that over 200,000 url's were accessed. of that number, 150,000 had the three letter.com extension indicating a commercial entry, an airline, car dealer, or food manufacturer. of a percentage of all url's accessed approximately .5% were sexually explicit. as a percentage of .com extensions approximately .9% were sexually explicit in nature.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until april 24 , 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on january 11, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until april 26, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until april 28 , 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on march 29, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until february 10, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on january 11, 1999. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until february 13, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on january 11, 1999. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this is your second offense. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until february 23, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on january 23, 1999. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this is in direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 1, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on june 1, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 14, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library of june 15, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 6, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on june 7, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 6, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on june 7, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until june 10, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on may 10, 1999. this action is taken by library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until june 18, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on may 20, 1999. this action is taken by library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until june 7, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on may 8, 1999. this action is taken by library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi child accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until march 1, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on february 1, 1999.you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this is in direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed. your parent or guardian has also been informed of this action.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi child accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until march 11, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on february 11, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed. your parent or guardian has also been informed of this action.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi child accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until march 11, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on february 11, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed. your parent or guardian has also been informed of this action.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi child accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until march 15, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on february 16, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed. your parent or guardian has also been informed of this action.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi child accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until march 17, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on february 18, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed. your parent or guardian has also been informed of this action.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until may 10, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on april 12, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until may 28, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on april 28, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until may 4, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on april 6, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until may 5, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on april 7, 1999. you were in violation of rule #14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 60 days, that is until march 14, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on january 13, 1999. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this is your second offense. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 60 days, that is until march 21, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on january 20, 1999. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this is your second offense. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 60 days, that is until march 24, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior at central library on january 23, 1999. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet. this is your second offense. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 60 days, that is until may 12, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers on march 14, 1999. you were only recently allowed to use the computers again since you behaved in the same manner on january 23, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 90 days, that is until april 30, 1999, due to your repeated violations of library policy at central library. you were stopped from viewing sexually explicit material on the internet on july 15, 1998, september 1, 1998, november 22, 1998, december 3, 1998 and january 30, 1999. you have used internet stations inappropriately and without signing up while you were banned. this current action is consistent with kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 90 days, that is until may 20 , 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on january 13, 1999 and for using profanity when confronted by staff. you have been banned at least twice before, the last time on december 19, 1998 until february 20 and you should not have been using the library's computers at all on january 13. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rules #1, 3 and 14 of kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules as well as our computer use policy is enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from computer use at all kalamazoo public library locations for 90 days, that is until september 5, 1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on june 7, 1999. this is your third offense. if, after your reinstatement in september you violate library policy again, you will be banned from all library locations for one year.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until august 2,1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on july 3, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule number 14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 10, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 9, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 12, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 12, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 13, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 13, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 14, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 14, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 17, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library at 10:15 am on december 17, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 17, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 17, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 20, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 20, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 28, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 28, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 29, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 29, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 6, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 6, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 6, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 6, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until january 7, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 8, 1998. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 28,1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on june 24, 1999. you are in violation of rule number 14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 28,1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on june 28, 1999. you are in violation of rule number 14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until july 7,1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on june 7, 1999. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule number 14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 30 days, that is until june 23,1999, due to inappropriate access of sexually explicit internet sites on the library's computers at central library on may 25, 1999. you are in violation of rule number 14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and the library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that you are banned from using the computers at all kalamazoo public library locations for 60 days, that is until february 14, 1999, due to your unacceptable behavior. you were viewing sexually explicit material on the internet at central library on december 12, 1998. this is your second offense. this action is taken by the library due to the direct violation of rule #14 of the kalamazoo public library's rules of conduct for library use. a copy of these rules and library's computer use policy are enclosed.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography viewing porn material on internet, not banned from premises, banned from computers for 30 days.
kalamazoo public library kalamazoo mi adult accessing pornography viewing porn, not banned from premises, banned from computers for 30 days.
kent district library grand rapids mi child porn being accessed ___ signed up for and was using an internet workstation. at about 10:30, i realized that he was printing out pictures of child pornography. after consulting with the branch manager _____ via telephone and discussing relevant kdl policies and procedures, it was decided that he should be confronted. i saw ___ coming to pick up more print outs and i met him at the printer. i picked up the papers to hand to him and saw that they were more pictures of naked little boys. he grabbed them from me and i told him that he could not do that in the library. he answered that he could do anything he wanted and walked away from me. i followed him back to the computer room, explaining why it was inappropriate material in a public library setting. he argued that if no one else saw it, it was okay. i reiterated that it was not allowed and that it would not be tolerated in the library. i then asked him whether he understood what i had told him, and he replied, "yes". minutes later, he left the library.
kent district library grand rapids mi child accessing pornography _____ (one of two boys) and a red-headed twelve-year-old. these two boys were on a computer in the computer room that did not have the option of internet access. when _____ came into the room, they were on a pornographic site, and they turned off the computer. they said that netscape was available on screen when they came into the room. warned boys about their using internet without following the procedures. they were asked to sign up for internet and move to a designated workstation where we could observe.
kent district library grand rapids mi child accidentally viewing pornogra son had been searching internet on the youth side for "game codes" and clicked on the one called arcade, which was pornographic and upsetting to the twelve year old boy. the father came to pick up his son who told him about the incident. _____ was working at the youth desk, but i do not know at this time if he was ware of what had happened. the father was upset that at least that computer in the youth wing did not offer a filter.
kent district library grand rapids mi adult accessing pornography tall man wearing baseball cap, around 30ish thin mustache, light colored. this man was on the internet. he had cyber sex on the screen and has naked people on the screen. i had a complaint from _____ about what was on the screen. he was in on saturday also with similar things on the screen. he had been warned by _____ a month before that we are watching him and didn't like what he had on the screen.
kent district library unknown mi adult accessing pornography the man was on internet. he had cybersex on the screen and had naked people on screen. i had a complaint from ___. 1/19/98
macomb county library clinton township mi pornography left on printer/screen left porno sites up (several) and walked away when another patron (a lady) was standing there.
macomb county library clinton township mi adult accessing pornography porno.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography _____ has accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites. he will have a 1 week suspension starting on the date that this note is read to him. any questions see me. note was read.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography 6-23-98 1 week suspension from date of notification for accessing pornographic sites on 6-17-98.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography during routine maintenance, i found that you had accessed inappropriate material (pornography) in our computer lab. this is the fourth offense of this rule. our rules of conduct state that you can be suspended from the library (not just the computer lab) for 1 month.
menominee county library stephenson mi child accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab june 15. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed for prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a suspension from the computer lab. when you were in the lab today, you used a computer you were not assigned to after your assigned computer was shut off for some reason. you accessed pornographic material and left it on the computer screen when you left the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi child accessing pornography i am writing to confirm your 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension if being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) material when you were in the lab on may 18. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on february 4. this is your first suspension. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you signed prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab both on june 11 and june 15. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you signed prior to using the lab. you will be allowed back into the lab on july 16, 1999. (**2 incidents)
menominee county library stephenson mi child accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on february 23,1999. this is your first suspension. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on february 9 and february 10. this is your first suspension.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on february 9. this is your first suspension.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 1 month suspension from the lab. the suspension is being given you because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on march 13. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 3 month suspension form the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on february 3. this is your second suspension.
menominee county library stephenson mi child accessing pornography i am writing to inform you that you are being given a 3 month suspension from the computer lab. the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on february 20. this is your second suspension. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography one week suspension for inappropriate use of the internet... found pornographic sites on computers he was using.
menominee county library stephenson mi adult accessing pornography the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab on may 22, 1999. this is your first suspension. accessing this type of material is prohibited in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed prior to using the lab.
menominee county library stephenson mi child accessing pornography the suspension is being given because you accessed inappropriate (pornographic) sites when you were in the lab today. you also switched computers and were using a computer not assigned to you when you left the lab. i am also reasonably sure that you at least attempted to change settings in the computer system to cover up where you had been. all of the above is prohibited and spelled out in the rules and regulations that you and your parents signed prior to using the lab. you have also been given suspension in the past for the same reasons. you will be allowed back in the lab on sept. 7, 1999.
milford township library milford mi adult accessing pornography noticed patron viewing pornographic images on public access internet terminal. went up to patron and mentioned that he might want to remember that this is a public area. he apologized said he would stop. soon after he left the building.
monroe county public library monroe county mi adult accessing pornography about three days ago, i walked into dersch library to see on the screen a naked male's behind with an arrow pointing into the lower rear anatomy and a sign that said "put it here". monroe evening news , 6/9/93
mount clemens public library mount clemens mi pornography left on printer/screen effective immediately, we will make it a practice to close the netscape browser on the public internet station after every patron use. recently a patron opened several concurrent netscape sessions running hard core pornographic sites. he covered them up with our home page, but if a subsequent user had inadvertently closed netscape, that user would have been treated to a barrage of porn sites. closing the browser after each use will ensure that no such site remains running.
mulliken district library mulliken mi adult accessing pornography we had a pornographic icon on the internet. carol confronted the individual before he used the computer again. he admitted it to carol. carol had told him he cannot use the internet for one month and then has to be on probation from then. there is the possibility of moving the computer so carol can see what is happening on the internet at all times.
novi public library novi mi child accessing pornography the novi community is very fortunate to have wonderful library services available for resident's use. among these services, the internet is one that is especially beneficial to many. while the majority of library patrons use the internet appropriately, i am aware that some are not. unfortunately, my family and i witnessed one such event just a few weeks ago. on a saturday afternoon when we visited the library, i observed a young man (around age 12 or 13) sit down at an internet station. within a matter of seconds he was viewing full screen, live action, pornography. he changed the screen a few times and viewed a variety of other pornographic material. i notified a librarian who told me "there's nothing i can do" and "this happens all the time... i am especially bothered by the men who come in here to do this." the editorial in the june 4th edition of the novi news confirmed this report. many residents are concerned about the availability of the unfiltered internet at our library.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater accessing inappropriate site - covered, 1st warning.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater accessing inappropriate site.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater accessing inappropriate site. warned--next time = 2 weeks suspension.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater accessing inappropriate site--2 week suspension.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater accessing inappropriate site--warned.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater complaint from patron re: inappropriate display. privileges suspended.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater inappropriate display.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater inappropriate display--2 week suspension.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater inappropriate displays on screen.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater numerous.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing pornography obscene material on screen.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing pornography other patron complained about sexually explicit images on screen. warning given to him--must follow rules.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing pornography porn on screen.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing inappropriate mater viewing inappropriate site.
otsego county library gaylord mi adult accessing pornography viewing obscene material--patron warned.
presque isle district library rogers city mi adult exposing children to pornogra i can tell you that we did have one incident where an adult patron was asked to leave an explicit site because we do not have space for our adult patron's that is separate from minor children. he was very angry but did not cause a major scene and therefore, no official report was written up on this incident.
saline district library saline mi complaint / no incident i want to see the library use blocking software on the internet computers to block sites such as go ask alice.
saline district library saline mi complaint / no incident install computer or other "adult" site blocking software on the internet computers. we don't purchase materials for checkout with this kind of material so why should we allow unrestricted access for internet?
st clair county library port huron mi child accessing pornography i myself have walked by terminals in the library and seen some who are obviously underage viewing material which they could not buy legally in the local convenience store. putting the library and the children in this position is not wise, in my opinion. when every article and magazine article on the topic stresses that children should be policed while on the internet, you can hardly avoid negative situations by allowing children to use it unsupervised. one incident could cause the library management to be perceived as irresponsible.
st clair county library port huron mi complaint / no incident it has come to our attention that pornography can be observed in our st. claire community public libraries by way of the internet.
st ignace public library saint ignace mi adult accessing pornography patron accessed pornographic site.
st ignace public library saint ignace mi adult accessing pornography patron accessing pornography internet site.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi pornography left on printer/screen closing down one of the sit down internet stations, several netscape's open all to pornographic sites--really nasty stuff.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi pornography left on printer/screen closing pac #12--nudes on screen when closed about 30 other netscape screens with same pages opened up.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi adult accessing pornography female nude on screen--patron changed screen before i passed by.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi child accessing pornography group of boys looking at nude pin-up type pictures. told boys to get it off the screen. they asked if it was ok if they (pictures) had bathing suits on--i said that was ok.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi pornography left on printer/screen patron exiting netscape saw skin sites on screen.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi adult accessing pornography patron noticed pornography on one of the non internet workstations. he exited the site and reported it.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi pornography left on printer/screen playboy left up on internet screen.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi pornography left on printer/screen playboy up on internet screen.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi adult accessing pornography pornography international on screen.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi pornography left on printer/screen sex site on at closing, could not shut off, loading more pages.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi child accessing pornography teenage boy had the screen reduced. i mentioned to him how to enlarge it. later after he left i discovered a picture of a naked lady on the screen.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi child accessing pornography telephone call from patron complaining about 8 year old boy on internet using pornographic sites.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi child accessing pornography three young boys told to shut down internet because they were printing out playboy pictures.
sterling heights public library sterling heights mi child accessing pornography two young boys with playboy on screen and printing. warned them once, found them doing it again. told them we would call parents the next time. they left.
trenton veterans memorial library trenton mi complaint / no incident in addition to the purchase of filtering software, i would like to see the usage policies revamped. i don't believe they are stringent enough. in my opinion, if the library doesn't use filtering software (at present it does not), then a 12 year old shouldn't be able to do so, may in fact be breaking a state law. mi law restricts distribution of pornography materials by adults to children. by allowing children under 18 to have unrestricted access, the trenton veterans memorial library may be pandering pornography.
cloquet public library cloquet mn adult accessing pornography we have no records on file regarding reports of pornographic or sexually explicit material on our public internet terminals. any complaint that has been made has been verbal and immediately addressed by staff to offending party.
dakota county library saint paul mn complaint / no incident 6/8/99-4:30p.m. walking past internet users, i was astonished to see sex acts on the screen. you should block these!
dakota county library saint paul mn complaint / no incident i have recently become aware of something that is quite disturbing to me. i have learned that the american library association has a home page that is promoting a web site titled "teen hopla" and within that web site a section entitled "go ask alice." from what i understand, teens and pre-teens are directed to this web site which has information regarding homosexuality, oral sex, masturbation and bestiality. i am also aware that measures which would effectively deny minors access to these sites is not being implemented because it would violate the "library bill of rights." when i contacted the dakota county library and asked how teens and pre-teens are being monitored while they are on the computers, i was told that it is the parents' responsibility. and while i agree that this is true, i am a firm believer that we as adults have a shared responsibility in making sure that our children do not have access to those things which are unethical and immoral. it is one thing to have a sexually explicit book in
dakota county library saint paul mn complaint / no incident please reconsider having open access of the internet by children. we will suffer consequences for this.
great river regional library saint cloud mn child accessing pornography on 10/27/97 i instructed three patrons all around the age of 10-12 on the use of the public internet station. i reviewed the use policy verbally with the three as a group going over each item carefully and explaining acceptable use. at that time, one of the patrons said, "that means like playboy and stuff is not ok". on 10/30/98 the same three patrons while using the internet became very noisy and when their hour was up, left the library. the librarian on duty discovered the playboy website was still logged on to the internet when she went to log off the computer for the next user. we decided at this time to deny all three the use of the internet for one week. they had time reserved on the first, so they were told at that time they were off the internet for one week due to their disruptive behavior and further abuse of inappropriate use.
great river regional library saint cloud mn adult accessing pornography patron was found to be looking at teen porn sites. adult male age 30+. will be informed that viewing such sites will cause him to lose internet privileges.
hennepin county public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography i was sitting in brookdale hennepin library reading the newspaper and heard a couple teenage girls giggling. i looked up to see hard-core pornography on the computer screen. i complained to the librarian who went over and shut it off. i asked "doesn't the library screen this type of material?" she responded "no", the reason given was "intellectual freedom." i asked if that meant that children has access to pornography through our hennepin county library system. the answer was "yes". 5/11/98
hennepin county public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography this spring while i was visiting the rockford road library hoping to get on the internet i was disturbed to note that the reason i couldn't get on a terminal was that a young man (12-14 years old) was looking at pornography. 7/17/98
hibbing public library hibbing mn adult accessing pornography as i was monitoring the computers, i noticed that the patron would try to "click" out of the web site he was in when i walked by. once i thought i saw the word "bondage" on the top of the screen before he got out of the web site. after i told him his hour was up (he left promptly -- no argument) i checked the computer and saw that there was a little box with three "pornographic" pictures in the upper left corner of the screen. i also checked the "history" of the computer he was using. there were several pornographic sites listed.
hibbing public library hibbing mn adult accessing pornography found patron in chat; in logging off, discovered that he had subscribed to a free trial membership to several pornographic sites, including "24 hour f__k teen"; logged off; patron had left building by the time was discovered.
minneapolis public library minneapolis mn child porn being accessed a patron was viewing kiddy porn on the computer. we came up behind this patron and told him to shut down the computer, which he did. he then left the library. we were unable to get his name at the time because under new rules there is no sign up list.
minneapolis public library minneapolis mn adult accessing pornography a young patron came to the desk in an agitated state. he reported that while he was working at a table in the department he glanced over to see pornographic images on the internet terminal. he said the patron also printed out several pictures and put them into a library book.
minneapolis public library minneapolis mn adult accessing pornography patron signed up for the internet and began calling up pornographic sites. library staff was offended by what he was viewing. i explained to patron that employees were offended by what he was viewing and that we viewed it as sexual harassment and that he would have to turn it off. he became quite agitated and said it was his 1st amendment right to view what he chose to. i countered with--not when others feel sexually harassed by what you are viewing. he got more angry and loud--staff called the police. two other patrons came over and started arguing with him. the police arrived and escorted him out of the building.
red wing public library red wing mn child accessing pornography a male less than 18 years old was viewing pornography on the computer screen. i feel this is sexual harassment to me and library patrons. also, my minor children use this library and i do not want them accidentally viewing inappropriate sexual materials! restrict pornography!
red wing public library red wing mn adult accessing pornography female adult patron concerned about what she saw on internet. asked me if it was illegal. she identified it as "porn" but i don't know what it was. i explained there was no filtering.
red wing public library red wing mn pornography left on printer/screen found pornographic site on int#2 by doing back--patron was surprised that anyone would search for that material where others could see.
red wing public library red wing mn pornography left on printer/screen int#2--sexy pictures left on screen but minimized. probably 30 screens. patron has not been told specifically not to do this--need to catch him in the act.
red wing public library red wing mn pornography left on printer/screen left sexually explicit sites opened (but minimized) on i#2. i was able to close them before next patron arrived.
red wing public library red wing mn adult accessing pornography patrons' former library experience (in il) is that library limits internet access. patron on int#1was searching naked women site.
red wing public library red wing mn child accessing inappropriate mater wondered if we restricted the internet--she saw 2 boys searching something she thought questionable.
st. paul public library st. paul mn pornography left on printer/screen ___ complained to me today and was seconded by ___, concerning backing out of the internet. she has backed out and had to look at pornographic images that customers had called up. occasionally the images are full screen and you can't back out of them as the top bar disappears, or you can't delete it for some other reason. you're stuck looking at the image, and maybe even going in further until you get to a place that you can't x out of. these problems don't seem to happen for any but the pornographic sites, and it's most disconcerting. she was offended by the images, and would have been mortified if she had had to do it with a male staff member or a customer standing over her shoulder. ___ wife and kids usually pick him up and he feels the need to have his children not be near him when he closes down the terminals as he never knows what images will appear. is there any way that the terminals can automatically back out or delete any active sites? if so, a lot of staff members would be very grateful. 6/16/98 (*
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography 2 patrons said they observed another patron viewing "genital hospital" on station 5.
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography 2 young boys (approx. 9 yrs old) were watching a site called toyumi's homepage (attached). ____ stated that his cousin told him to print these pages for him. 8/10/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography a mother and 13-year-old boy were in the ic - the mother looking at books and the kid looking around - principally at one of the internet screens being operated by one of our regular naked lady surfers. 11/6/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography a teenage boy used the terminal for his allotted time, and when he left there were several pornographic sites listed on the bottom of the screen...i explained that he was not allowed to look at these kinds of sites. 9/3/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography about two weeks ago, i sent up an incident report regarding a person named "tony", often signed on as "mike" or other names. he has been verbally abusive to me, witnessed by two other staff, on the two occasions that i have had to confront him in skinner..."tony" moves from our department to the ic and mississippi room signing on with various names. i have tolerated his viewing of pornography to a point, but coupled with his verbal abuse to me, i have had enough...i feel that he could be violent. he goes into a mini rage very easily and this was also confirmed by __ and __. 9/18/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography another incident occurred with a younger man friday 7/17/98. when walking by his screen i saw the words "adults only pornography". i asked him if he would back out of that screen because the material would not be appropriate in the library. he said the previous customer must have been viewing it. he did back out. a half-hour later, i walked by and saw nude adult males. i asked him to back up - he said another customer must have had that up previously. 7/23/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography i asked an older gentleman to not view what he was looking at. it was a cartoon version of a nude woman swinging on a tire. he said the material was on the screen from a previous customer. he did back out and continued using the internet-- without any problems. 7/17/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn pornography left on printer/screen i had my first experience with pornography on the public stations on thursday morning. in trying to back out of a hopelessly tied up terminal from the previous night, i came to a screen (no pictures) that said something to the that hardcore pictures were available, but with no "push here" button. when i hit the back button the next screen that came up filled the entire screen. again, no porn but it was titled "nookie.com" and had a button for 10 free pictures. however, there was not back button, no escape button, no obvious way to get out of this screen. i showed it to ___ explaining the problem that people can run into. the only buttons available to me were the 10 free pictures button (which i had no intention of pushing) and the x up in the upper corner, which appeared to be my only option (and seemed as though it would get me out of the whole thing). however, when i pushed the x, four graphic, extremely unpleasant pictures appeared. at the same time, the back button was restored and i was able to get to ou
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography i just received a voice mail from a gentleman who had just come from the riverview library -- he stated that three were a group of 11-year-old boys looking at porn. 4/10/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography i observed one young female assisting an even younger male on the computer. as i passed i observed three pictures of nude women...a young girl next to me pointed out "pam f__s tommy" on the status bar. she removed the screen. 8/13/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult exposing children to pornogra i sincerely believe that sex chat rooms and porno should be prohibited. my son was able to see everything on the screen when he sat one row away. 1/21/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography i spoke with patron (approx. age 15) viewing pornography...i told the patron about the 1 hour time limit. 6/15/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography last night (7/14/98) at about 5:45 a young boy, probably 10-12, was viewing obscene materials on terminal 1. as soon as i noticed i told him he had to get out of the site, which he did. 7/15/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography louie was viewing pornography on the computer. he is a constant porn user here at the library. i have talked to him in the past and came back 15 minutes later and he's back on the porn site.
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography marvin and friend were viewing pornography on terminal 8, i spoke with then and they went to another computer site. marvin has been a constant problem with pornography. when he sees me approaching he switches sites. 10/1/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography patron (approx. age 15) was viewing pornography on the computer. when he saw me coming toward him he removed the disc and put it in his pocket. 6/16/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography patron (approx. age 15). because of speech and hearing disabilities, i wrote out a brief letter..."we have been informed that you are viewing pornography on the st. paul public library computer. this type of viewing is not allowed here." 6/17/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography patron (approx. age 15). had been informed at least 5 times on different occasions that viewing pornography was not acceptable. (**5 incidents)
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography patron approx. age 14. sparkle and mary signed on to terminals #3 and #4 respectively at 12:45...at 2:45 sparkle came to the desk and said their terminals were frozen again. there was no response from the mouse, so i did control-alt-delete. a full-screen photo of an erect penis being inserted into a woman's mouth appeared...i told sparkle that this was against sppl's internet policy. she said what she was looking at wasn't pornographic. 6/17/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn child accessing pornography patron complained about 2 kids looking at porno. 9/24/9
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography regular female internet user dropped off a note at the reference desk saying that the person using station 2 (the female was on terminal 1) was downloading pornography to a disk. when i looked up the young male had switched to another screen. the female user walked with me to the other side of the room and explained that the male was looking at small pictures of pornography, which made her uncomfortable. i watched him for several minutes from a distance when he again pulled up the pictures. i approached him and told him he had to leave the site, according the posted internet rules. he did, but 10 minutes later he was at the same site. 10/15/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography user identified as "martin" was viewing nude women on the "penthouse" web page. he was informed that there had been a complaint and was asked to review the policy. 8/25/98
st. paul public library st. paul mn adult accessing pornography was visiting websites that violate our policy, e.g.: www.slutfest/sexchain/index.html, www.obsession.com/mc3. 9/10/98
callaway county public library callaway county mo child porn being accessed when fulton police received a report of a man going to the library, accessing the internet on the library computer, using that library internet access to view child pornography and then using the library equipment to print out child pornography at the library, and officer went to investigate...the officers and i were shocked that the library through you and nancy resisted cooperation rather than doing everything you legally could to help. letter from county attorney to library's attorney, 8/21/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography i was walking to the restroom and walked by a young man looking at oral sex. is he the only one with rights? why do i have to see that?
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography is there any way you can keep the bums off the computers using their porn. as a college student i need the computers for other stuff besides looking at naked women.
kansas city public library kansas city mo complaint / no incident the computers here should all be equipped with filters that prevent any possible access to materials which are of a pornographic and otherwise objectionable nature! you are without any reasonable excuse to allow such things to take place on public property! if moral, and ethical issues are of such little importance to you, i am ashamed to have any association with you!
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography found older people in kids area looking at obscenities on the internet. kids not safe anymore anywhere. 8/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo child accessing pornography i don't think the computers should be used for people to play xxx rated material on. every time i try to come to the library some guy is using the computer for sexual interests. i even see kids doing this. 9/10/98 (**2 incidents)
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography i want to know why internet users are allowed access to pornographic sites in an area where children and others who won't want to look at pornography roam. this evening, i was unfortunate enough to sit next to two guys who had a maximized picture of a naked woman giving a b__ j___ up on the screen. they were making comments such as "she's got huge t___s", "look at her p__", etc. personally, i am under 21 and by law not allowed to be near adult materials -- nor do i want them shoved in my face. 12/30/97
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult exposing children to pornogra last friday afternoon, my thirteen-year-old son and i went to the south library to use the internet together. all the computer stations were busy and there was a lengthy waiting list. on one of the computer stations, in full view of anyone passing by, an adult man was viewing a pornographic website...when i saw the dilemma and the embarrassed look on my son's face when he unwittingly approached the computer, i immediately requested assistance from the librarian. 8/12/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography my concern is that we have men and bums who like to come in, to use the internet, and some of them have pornography on the screen. 2/3/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo child accidentally viewing pornogra my daughter who is 9 years old needed some information on rhinos, and came up with the top 20 gay and lesbian sites. she also wanted a nice picture of a baby seal, and what she got was a site called "nice big nipples." she also found a site called mothers having sex with their daughters. 7/1/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography please limit young and old purveyors of pornography to 10 pages per person. consumption of the library budget for unlimited numbers of porno pages is no way to treat persons uninterested in porno
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography wake up. your internet computer on 2nd floor is being used by anyone with a pornographic mind. i want this to stop, now.
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography why are the internet access computers facing out into the aisle where everyone can see them? i passed by the one near the audio cassettes and saw a couple of naked people, as the user was evidently accessing a sex-related site. is this a good atmosphere for a public library? i think not. 1/30/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo adult accessing pornography why must you guys let vagrants and bums use the computers to access pornography? that really sucks! 4/23/98
kansas city public library kansas city mo child accessing pornography you should have more computers that why you do so people can look for information instead of kids looking at porno. 10/98
livingston county library chillicothe mo adult accessing pornography told her we banned _____ for installing an obscene screensaver. _____ called and said he didn't do it. i called _______ and she suggested we ban him from computers for 2 weeks.
mountain view public library mountain view mo child accessing pornography we have taken away computer privileges from three teens for 6 months for using inappropriate sites. two adults have been told they could not use the computers any more period because of accessing pornography. 1/29/98 (**3 incidents)
saint louis county library saint louis mo child accessing inappropriate mater a st. louis county police officer was dispatched to the branch to inquire about our internet policies. a staff member, explained our policy. he stated a parent had complained that her 13 year old daughter was receiving sexually implicit messages from using the internet at wr. the parent states that the messages were from ca. the officer left the branch with no further comment. no action taken.
saint louis county library saint louis mo adult accessing inappropriate mater he's here at the internet! just wanted to alert you. someone said that he's getting quite slick. he goes back and forth between innocuous and offensive screens quickly if he thinks someone is looking. and he doesn't appreciate librarians behind him.
saint louis county library saint louis mo adult accessing pornography i caught a guy displaying porno on the internet terminals. i ended up throwing him off. i caught him when i was taking another person back to the internet. this man had a semi-porno site up. i hold him that if he continued what he was doing he would have to leave. when he closed the site i noticed he had the slcl homepage up plus several pages layered underneath. i then took the mouse and started looking at the pages underneath. there were about three, four or five porno sites (things about teen and college girls) layered below our page. i told him to leave.
saint louis county library saint louis mo adult accessing pornography reported that he had seen questionable pictures on the screen when he had been working on tier four. and i decided to post the sign currently being used in the reference room that requests that the patrons use the internet in an appropriate manner. i took it upstairs to place in the area of the terminals and in the process walked up directly behind someone who obviously was not aware that i was there. there were pictures on the screen of an inappropriate nature. i said, "i believe you are through here." he had put his arm over the screen when he realized that i was there and was trying to back out of the site. the previous screen contained the word, "bondage." i suggested that there are other ways to exit the files and with that he pushed the power button and left.
scenic regional library of franklin union mo adult accessing pornography 1-8-99 pr: __ __ porno/1-15-99 pr: __ __ porno/1-28-99 pr: __ __ porno/1-29-99 patron #___ told what was found on pc after he left, he told __ he didn't realize he had left that on screen-then told her that, that material is sometimes in files he looks at. was warned. so patron immediately went in a playboy chat room(?). 2-8-99 pr: __ porno __ warning given by __./3-16-99 pr: ___ (wallpaper) __ _______./3-19-99 pr: ___ 2:30pm ____ after ___ left ___ (** 5 incidents)
scenic regional library of franklin union mo adult accessing pornography 3-31-99 pr: _________ - was @ comp #1 for 10-15 min. when he left the wallpaper had been changed to power payroll.com (8 rows) it was blue before he sat down./5-10-99 pr: _______ _______ was in pornography-had been warned before (several months ago) ___ said to give one more chance ____.
scenic regional library of franklin union mo pornography left on printer/screen went to clear the screen, it was layered. she clicked on the "x" in upper right corner - -next to screen layer was 5 or 6 short photos of pornography __ tapped on the window for me ___ i went to see what she wanted. i continued to clear screen, there were at least 5 screens with a variety of pornographic still photos.
springfield-greene county library springfield mo adult accessing pornography a young guy was in today and had many porno sites open, a patron who was sitting beside him saw him open www.sluts and pull up some bad sites, he quickly clicked off when he noticed someone watching. he is college aged. he was doing the same thing the other day (we believe).
springfield-greene county library springfield mo adult accessing pornography i just ran a patron off our pcs. he threw a minor fit denying that he had pulled up the multiple porno sites that were on this pc.
springfield-greene county library springfield mo adult accessing pornography i just ran off a patron who was visiting swedish naturalist sites, and you can guess what type of pornography was prevalent on that page!
springfield-greene county library springfield mo adult accessing inappropriate mater patron banned from library property. on numerous occasions he has shown disregard for library policy, caused problems with computers, refused to cease activities when requested, and made threats to staff concerning computer functions.
springfield-greene county library springfield mo adult accessing pornography we had another pc full of sex sites. i caught a patron on a site showing women in lingerie and asked him to get off that site. he has short blondish/reddish hair and practically puts his nose on the screen when looking at it.
st. charles city-county library st. charles mo attempted molestation stepmother called me, reported that josh is 17, has been at fulton for two years in treatment for sexual offenses. josh was using their computer at home to view pornographic sites...a violation of his treatment plan...she found him at the library and discovered what he was viewing [pornography] and reported it to staff...when i finished my conversation with her he was in the company of a younger boy who looked about 10-years-old...the police were called and discovered outstanding warrants against josh. 4/17/98
st. charles city-county library st. charles mo child accessing pornography young male patron - approx. 12-13 years-old, using chat on public lan (also pornographic sites). patron had been warned at least 3-4 times prior. 4/17/98 (**3 incidents)
webb city free library webb city mo adult accessing pornography our library has not received any written complaints concerning the accessibility of sexually explicit material on the internet. we presently have five public access terminals hooked to the internet. four of them are in our reference section. all four have filters. we are currently using surf watch. the 5th terminal is in our local history/genealogy department. children seldom use it. this terminal does not have a filter. we made the decision to filter over a year ago in response to numerous oral complaints from both staff and patrons. we have received only one patron complaint since the filters were installed and the computers are in constant use, so the filters have not driven off patrons.
first regional library hernando ms complaint / no incident internet filtering letters. the desoto times today printed a letter to the editor on june 4 which complains about the library's lack of internet filters on all of the public access computers. i have attached this letter and my printed response, along with a separate letter which was printed the same day. i am also attaching a letter which i sent to branch staff regarding the recent attacks on the ala by dr. laura schlessinger, a radio talk-show personality. i feel that the person making the complaint may have been acting on the advice of "dr. laura".
ricks memorial library yazoo city ms pornography left on printer/screen on march 4, 1999 at approximately 2:45p.m., i came over to computer #3 to close out the internet after patron __________ had been using the internet for 2 hours and 30 minutes. no one else had been on that computer. when i clicked on the x to close out the screen, a window opened and a site was shown. the site had a young woman, nude from the waist down with her legs spread, and the caption read: teen euro sluts hot sex! hot sex! hot sex! i had to click 2 more times, opening windows that showed similar pictures, before i could return to the account screen. at the time of the incident at least one child from the prep school was in the library.
sunflower county library system indianola ms adult accessing pornography 6/17/99 staff cautioned two patrons that they may not display pornography on the computer. staff asked them to leave for the afternoon.
sunflower county library system indianola ms adult accessing pornography 6/28/99 staff told patrons not to be in pornography again.
sunflower county library system indianola ms adult accessing pornography patron violated internet policy, staff enforced it.
sunflower county library system indianola ms adult accessing pornography patron violated our policy and librarian enforced it with patron.
missoula public library missoula mt child accessing inappropriate mater just wanted to let you know that a patron called today with questions about what her 16 year old son could access on our internet terminals. she apparently found a printout and was trying to determine whether it was made at the library. i don't think it was, but i explained that it could have been. she was very reasonable, and said she was planning on having a talk with her son and seemed to understand our reasons for not filtering - she just wanted to know what our policies were.
missoula public library missoula mt adult exposing children to pornogra my mother, daughter and i were at the library on a recent saturday. we were trying to find some information on rett syndrome on the internet. while waiting to use the internet, we observed a very disturbing scene. a young man and woman were on the internet and on the screen were pornographic scenes. we were shocked and disturbed by this incident. so many young children use the library daily and any one of them could have observed the sexual scenes being portrayed on the screen.
missoula public library missoula mt complaint / no incident welcome back. i hope you are ready for a big time battle over our internet access policy, because we may be in for one. i took a call this afternoon from a man who asked first what filtering software we were using on our internet terminals. after i informed him that we do not filter, he instantly became very accusatory---why are you making pornography available to minors, etc. he obviously knew that we were not filtering, because he said he frequently uses the library and often has seen children using our internet. he also sounded very well versed in the current ala policy regarding internet use, which he also strongly opposes.
parmly billings library billings mt child accessing pornography ms. bell was in the youth services area of the library on december 1 and observed a boy of approximately 12 years of age using the internet station in this area. ms. bell goes on to say that he was viewing soft core pornography and had some pictures printed out, which were on the table. ms. bell said that it was easy for her or any child walking by to see these materials either on the screen or printed out. her suggestion is that the library adopt a policy requiring adult supervision (parental) for minors when using the internet.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc harassing staff with pornography ________ and _________ were caught viewing a pornographic internet site on the library's computers. they were warned that the site was inappropriate for a public library environment. _____ began to argue with me. when i explained our acceptable use guidelines to him again, he became verbally abusive toward me and began shouting profanity and calling me names. i told him again to leave. as he exited, he violently threw down and broke our sign for the check-out line and continued to yell profanity at me (the sign was later put back together by staff). ________ has been a constant problem at this branch. he has been warned numerous times about viewing inappropriate sites, and he has been asked to leave the library on at least one other occasion because of his verbally abusive behavior toward a librarian.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc child accessing pornography ___________ was showing his 5 year old brother an extremely graphic pornographic picture. i felt this was an illegal act and asked him to leave immediately. since that time we have not had a problem with pornography--has been one of the chatters (which can be verbally graphic). since we have required cards, he has not been able to use the computers because he lost his card and his account is delinquent. he has been rude and nasty to staff but not profane in the past.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1/15/99 warned--accessing porn site.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1/25/99 adult sex site--warned (explicit lyrics).
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1/25/99 sex chat room "chatropolis"--warned, previously warned at hpm.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1/26/99 explicit pictures of pamela anderson--warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1/30/99 adult sex sites--warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1/4 porn
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/1/98 warned--he apologized!!
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/20/98 warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/22 warned and kicked out!
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/22 porn--warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/22/98 warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/23 warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/4/98 warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 10/6/98 warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 11/? porn warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 11/17 porn warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 11/21 porn warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 11/21 porn--warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing inappropriate mater 11/3/98 warned for inappropriate site.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 12/12 noticed after she left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 12/12 noticed porn after he left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 12/12 warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 12/28 porn found at closing.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 12/28 porn found on screen when he left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing inappropriate mater 1-4-98 warned - viewing objectionable site; 6-5-98 warned for inappropriate web site/ told next time he would have to leave; 10-08-98 warned; 11-3-98 warned for inappropriate site; 11-13-98 sites left on screen after patron left/not warned; 12-21-98 warned; 2-18-99 asked to leave/customer had complained to staff member, when approached he was at inappropriate sites; 3-16-99 porn sites found after customer had left the computers; 5-20-99 warned; 6-4-99 warned. (**10 incidents)
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 1-4-99 porn; 1-2-99 porn; 2-11-99 porn; 2-11-99 porn; 1-15-99 porn on screen when she left; 2-16-99 porn; 2-16-99 porn; 2-27-99 porn; 3-29-99 porn; 3-29-99 porn; 3-29-99 porn on screen after he left (vulgar language); 4-20-99 porn on screen when she left; 4-22-99 porn on screen when she left; 5-3-99 porn; 5-15-99 porn; 5-22-99 porn; 5-24-99 porn; 6-4-99 porn; 6-5-99 porn; 6-11-99 porn; 6-12-99 porn; 6-19-99 porn; 6-26-99 porn; 6-26-99 porn. (**23 incidents)
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 2/11/99 several porn screens found after he left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 2/21/99 shortcut to adult site found on closing.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 3/13/99 had photo of nude woman on screen. told him he could be kicked out if caught again or banned if caught 3 times.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 3/16/99 may have been in porn sites...not warned...not positive that this patron was in porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 3/17/99 caught in porn site and warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 3/17/99 caught in porn sites and warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 3/20/99 porn on screen, hiding it with a notebook--warned him he'd be kicked out if caught again.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing inappropriate mater 4/1/99 noticed that a provocative photo of a semi nude male was placed as wallpaper--did not warn her (upper torso).
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 4/17/99 _________ was observed sending, displaying and receiving inappropriate materials, he was warned. was warned again on 4/21 and was asked to leave because he continued to display and send material that was inappropriate.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 4/20/99 porno site found after patron left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen 4/20/99 porno site found after patron left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 4/30/99 porn site--need to verify--not sure.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 4/5/99 had screen brightness turned very low, banner ads for porn sites on screen, told him was inappropriate and he could be banned if caught 3 times.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/1/99 customer saw porn screen on computer--he was warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/1/99 gay sex stories--warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/12/99 accessing pornographic chat rooms--saw "hot p***y" as closed window at bottom of screen. warned him and reminded him of 3x policy--told him he had 1 warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/12/99 more fetish sites--gave warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/13/99 warned--nude pictures on screen.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/20 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/20/99 warned for porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/21 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/27/99 had 6 photos of nude women on screen--gave warning and told him he could be banned if caught 3 times.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/27/99 warned about porn pictures on screen.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/29 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 5/3/99 banned from the computers for the day--approximately 10 porn windows open.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing inappropriate mater 6/10/99 warned for inappropriate site.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/11/99 porn noticed when closing windows.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/12/99 porn when closing windows.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/13/99 site found on closing.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/14/99 _________ was reported to staff member __________ another customer for viewing several porn sites. _________ was warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/15 much porn on task bar--claimed he did not do it.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/16/99 warned about looking at pornography websites.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/18/98 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/26/98 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/26/99 porn found--verbally warned--repeat offender.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc child accessing pornography 6/26/99 porn when closing windows. ___________ is only 9, not warned, has written paf form
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/3/99 warned against viewing websites that send sexually explicit instant messages.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/4/99 porn--noticed upon closing windows.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/5/99 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/8/99 warned--told that he will be asked to leave if seen in porn again.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 6/9/99 advised to close site with picture of nude man on screen.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 7/11/98 porn on screen after he left.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 7/20/98 porn--warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/31 porn on screen at closing.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/31 porn on screen at closing.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/31 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/31 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/31 porn.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/4/98 porn--warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 8/5/98 porn--saw when closing out.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography 9/25/98 found porn when closing out terminal.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc child accessing pornography a teenaged customer was asked to leave the library after he was caught viewing pornographic internet sites in the computer room. the first time he was given a warning that the site he was viewing was inappropriate for a public library environment. when he was caught viewing an inappropriate site a second time, he was asked to leave. (**2 incidents)
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc pornography left on printer/screen found 3 terminals with porn sites last night when i was closing. watch out for __________ and _________. they need to be seated at terminals we can see easily. i was suspicious of _______ and _________ but never did catch them--they're too fast for me!
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc child accessing pornography heard laughing and noise at the geoweb terminal by the new books are. went over to that area and saw a woman with 2 adolescent girls, apparently viewing an inappropriate, prurient website. informed them that they were not to use these computers for anything other then searching the card catalog. they said ok.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography i gave patron ____________ 2 warnings for displaying pornography on the computer terminal #5. i asked deputy cardwell to back me up because patron would not leave to room after i requested twice that he do so. he left after my third request and return with the deputy.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography on june 6, 1999 at approximately 2:20 i observed ____ viewing and printing pictures of nude men. i told _____ that he needed to leave the library for the day. he then came to the computer services desk. ______ is deaf, so i wrote down on a piece of paper that he was not allowed to use the computers to view pornographic material in the library. i then showed him the specific passages in the acceptable use guidelines and computer access procedures and he asked when he could return to the library. i told him he could return tomorrow. this is his 5th documented time being caught, but i have not seen anything saying he is banned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography on thursday june 3, 1999 i observed _____ viewing photographs of nude and partially nude men. he was also observed by two other members of the library staff this same morning. this is at least the fifth incident where ____ has been warned by the staff for this behavior which is in violation of the acceptable usage policy as outlined by the library board of trustees. we are particularly concerned because of the increased number of school age children frequenting the library as the end of the school year is here for many academic institutions. (**5 incidents)
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography porn warning.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography porn when closing windows--not warned.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc child accessing pornography two circulation staff members reported to ________ that they suspected a youngster (approx. 15) was viewing internet sites deemed inappropriate. when __________ checked into the situation, she warned the youngster that he must not view such materials on the terminals. at that time she took his name and inquired as to why he was not in school. he explained to her that he was sick and his grandmother knew he was in the library. deputy starling contacted douglas byrd high school. they recognized the students name and told him they would send a school resource officer. sro arrived and transported the child to the school via police vehicle. while we waited for the sro to arrive, employees did witness the youngster viewing "bare breasted" women. before we had time to react, the sro arrived and took him to school. the youngster said he knew better than to view materials of this nature, yet he was seen doing so later.
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography you are being banned from all cumberland county public library & information center facilities for a period of twelve months, effective june 10, 1999, for violating library policy and public computer internet acceptable use guidelines. you were warned by library staff at the headquarters library on april 17, 1999 for sending, receiving or displaying inappropriate materials which may reasonably by construed as obscene. on april 21, 1999, you were warned once again by library staff at headquarters library and later that day, you were asked to leave because you continued to display and send on the library's public computers inappropriate materials. on may 27, 1999, staff warned you at the headquarters library about displaying inappropriate materials. on june 3, 1999, library staff at the headquarters library asked you to leave for displaying inappropriate materials. on june 6, 1999, you were warned by library staff and asked to leave the library for displaying inappropriate materials. because of your repeate
cumberland county public library fayetteville nc adult accessing pornography you are being banned from all cumberland county public library & information center facilities for a period of twelve months, effective june 11, 2000 for violating library policy and public computer internet acceptable use guidelines. on may 26, 1999, you were warned once again by library staff at headquarters library and later that day you were asked to leave because you continued to display and send on the library's public computers inappropriate materials. on june 8, 1999, staff warned you at the headquarters library about displaying inappropriate materials. on june 9, 1999, library staff at the headquarters library asked you to leave for displaying inappropriate materials. on june 6, 1999, you were warned by library staff and asked to leave the library for displaying inappropriate materials. because of your repeated violation of library policy and the library's public computer acceptable use guidelines, you are being banned for a period of 12 months from all cumberland county public library facilities,
durham county public library durham county nc child accessing pornography we have taken away internet use from 3 young folks who were making a big deal of a pornographic site. 11/98
harnett county library dunn nc attempted molestation dunn-a harnett county man has been charged with using the internet on public terminals at the county library to offer his 7-year-old daughter for sex. the father, who has a history of mental illness, sobbed and wiped away tears wednesday during a first court appearance. he was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one charge of third-degree exploitation of a minor. he was being held in harnett county jail under $300,000 bond. he was using a free e-mail service to solicit people to have sex with his daughter, officials of the state bureau of investigation said. the incidents began in june and continued through october, when the e-mail account was discovered by the man�s estranged wife. the wife discovered the messages after the man asked her to retrieve an e-mail for him while he was a patient at a private mental hospital in raleigh, according to a search warrant. the observer is not identifying the man to protect his daughter�s identity. the warrant said the man told his
henderson county public library hendersonville nc adult accessing pornography patron accessing pornographic materials. patron discovered by staff member who told he him was in violation of the acceptable use agreement he had signed. patron's internet use terminated for a period of time.
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography internet violation: ___ alerted. checked cache files and found images. was using with ____. privileges lost. 6/24/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography internet violation: caught viewing playboy homepage. 5/5/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography internet violation: checked cache files and found images. privileges lost. 6/24/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography internet violation: loss of privileges. images found only once patron left. 7/11/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc pornography left on printer/screen internet violation: obscene material on screen after patron had left. 3/12/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography internet violation: privileges lost. patron tried to sign in 8/28/98. informed of decision. patron said he mistakenly got into sites. ___ explained that the high number (over 10) makes it more than a mistake. told he could speak to the director if he chose, but that the county's policy is quite strict. patron walked away saying "the county can kiss my ass". 8/26/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography on thursday morning, at approximately 10:25 am, ms.___ noticed that ___ was using internet workstation #1. from her office, ms.___ checked the cache file for that particular workstation and found that, just minutes before, ___ was viewing pornographic pictures...ms.___ told ____ that this was inappropriate material to be viewing in the library. 6/18/98
irdell county public library irdell county nc adult accessing pornography tonight at 5:05 p.m., i confronted a man named ____ on internet #2. he was attempting to hide the screen he was viewing by pulling down the "please sign in at reference desk sign, and peeking under. i met his gaze, looked at the screen and told him he needed to log off that terminal. there were over 40 windows of pornography open, and i told him to close them. up at the desk, i informed him that he was no longer able to use the internet in the library, as he had violated the policy...i'm tired of confronting these men, and i'd be happy to put filters on all pcs. 12/15/98
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 1/11/99 banned from computers due to misuse.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 1/12/98 banned from computers due to misuse.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 1/12/98 computer misuse, banned.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 1/19/98 banned from computers due to misuse.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 12/7/96 computer misuse, banned from computers at branch.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 12/9/95 porn on computer, banned from library.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 3/2/98 banned from computers in branch--misuse.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 3/25/97 computer use ban, computer misuse.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 6/2/98 banned from computers due to misuse.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography 6/2/98 misuse of computers, banned.
public library of charlotte & mecklenburg county charlotte nc adult accessing pornography banned from computers due to misuse.
public library of charlotte and mecklenburg county charlotte nc child accessing pornography at our location, we've only had trouble with a few teenagers pulling up "porn". we've had probably less than 5. 11/12/98 (**2 incidents)
public library of charlotte and mecklenburg county charlotte nc child accessing pornography since we do not have a filter system, we do have patrons that pull up pornography, and i tell you , i hate it. i don't care if someone chooses to look at pornography, or to not use that term, nekkid people having sex on the computer screen, in their own home, but please don't expect me to see it in my workplace. it really affects me when i have to go tell someone to remove that site from their screen because it is against policy. i don't mind telling them, but i end up getting a close up view of what they are looking at. 1/12/98
public library of johnston county & smithfield smithfield nc complaint / no incident i would like some information about the issue of the american libraries association and their bill of rights. has johnston county libraries adopted the bill of rights, which in part will not allow the library to keep children from using the internet to view pornography even at their parents request?
public library of johnston county & smithfield smithfield nc adult accessing pornography one of my small affiliated libraries, the kenly public library, has one incident two years ago. there are no written records for the incident. it was discovered after the fact, that an adult male had accessed a pornographic site on the internet and changed it to the homepage on the computer's software. this problem was resolved by moving the computer to a location where the screen can be monitored from the circulation desk. there have been no problems since.
rowan public library rowan nc adult accessing pornography jun: patron observed displaying pictures of gay sex acts. nov: patron observed again displaying pictures of gay sex acts. patron advised that he could no longer use internet without a parent. 11/12/97 (**2 incidents)
rowan public library rowan nc adult accessing pornography patron observed viewing pornographic images in public computer area. patron was reminded of acceptable use agreement. 7/9/97
rowan public library rowan nc adult accessing pornography patron observed viewing pornography in public computer area. patron was reminded of acceptable use agreement and asked to discontinue. patron agreed. 6/11/97
rowan public library rowan nc adult accessing pornography patron was observed viewing pornographic image. patron was reminded of acceptable use policy. when asked if he understood he responded he did. 2nd warning: patron again observed viewing gay sex images. patron was confronted and informed that his internet privileges have been suspended. 10/13/98 (**2 incidents)
wake county public library raleigh nc adult exposing children to pornogra i am disturbed by a situation in our library system. with the libraries having internet access, pornography is now readily available. it is frequently accessed in the libraries in view of children and children also access it themselves. i am told that blocks cannot be put on the computers due to censorship, but once someone is seen with a site open, they can be asked to leave that site. these computers are in open view for anyone to see. for the sake of all citizens, this policy needs to be changed.
wilson county public library wilson nc adult accessing pornography please see our internet policy (enclosed). we are a small library and do not have any memos to give you. we did suspend one man for one month for visiting an obscene site and have warned two men for apparently visiting such a site. we have had public internet since january 1999. (**3 incidents)
ainsworth public library ainsworth ne adult accessing pornography beware you are about to enter a world of extremely hot, horny girls, warning, warning, warning, warning. if you are under 21 please leave.
brielle public library brielle nj child accidentally viewing pornogra as our child was surfing the internet at the library he accidentally hit the wrong site. he was pulling up pictures of wwf wrestlers, unfortunately what came up on the monitor was a depiction of illegal obscenity. 12/2/98
gloucester county library mullica hill nj adult accessing inappropriate mater since we began offering internet access, there have been over 750,000 patron visits to the four branch libraries of gcls. on rare occasions a patron does have to be advised that certain sites are not appropriate for a public library. during the 3 yrs we have offered internet access to the public, only four patrons did not heed the verbal warning and were issued a written one. (**4 incidents)
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography patron accessed pornography on internet.
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography patron accessing pornography on internet computer advised by staff that policy states "to meet information needs".
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography patron accessing pornography on internet terminal.
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography pornographic sites being accessed by patron.
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography pornography accessed by patron.
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography pornography appeared on screen --accessed by patron.
maplewood memorial library maplewood nj adult accessing pornography pornography being accessed on internet by patron.
neptune public library neptune nj pornography left on printer/screen to my knowledge, there has only been 1 complaint, and that was verbal rather than written. it was by a patron who requested access to the library's internet computer, only to find that the last person using the computer had accessed a sexually explicit site and then left that site on the monitor when they finished their time on the computer, rather than backing out of netscape. the patron who saw the site was a bit upset, but chose not to out their complaint in writing. since there was no formal complaint, the issues generated no written records.
newburgh public library newburgh nj adult accessing pornography [newburgh library director ellen leimer]said when staffers saw enough patrons fooling around with sexually explicit sites, she instituted a procedure in july whereby patrons would be asked to exit pornographic sites if they were found to be using them. newburgh times herald-record, "librarians on porn patrol?", 10/24/97
rockaway township public library rockaway township nj adult accessing pornography mrs. cohn reported that some library patrons have been accessing and printing pornography from the public access workstations. she has submitted the library board approved internet policy to the township mayor and business administrator. 7/20/98 (**2 incidents)
santa fe public library santa fe nm adult accessing pornography i come into the library about 1-2 times a week to use the email computer. i've noticed that two times before me men (boys?) have been viewing smut on the computer. this has never happened to me while i've been using the computer with someone sitting next to me. but i would find it very offensive (and perhaps a little frightening) if it was going on while i was trying to use the computer. i know i wouldn't be able to work and would leave. 6/4/97
santa fe public library santa fe nm child accessing pornography i noticed a small group of young teenage boys at your main library viewing pornographic material on the internet. 8/24/97
santa fe public library santa fe nm pornography left on printer/screen internet patron ___ reported she saw a page of pornography when she first logged on, and wondered whether we'd be concerned. 1/9/98
santa fe public library santa fe nm adult exposing children to pornogra on the computer next to me a man was on some kind of pornography or cyber-sex services. this was in full view of passersby including children. i realize access, even to pornography, can be construed as free speech, but it shouldn't be available to minors as it was. 7/25/97
boulder city public library boulder city nv child accessing pornography we have had several incidents of youngsters and one of an adult accessing porn websites. in each case, we asked the patron to back out of the website and focus on something else. 08/29/97 (**2 incidents)
washoe county public library washoe county nv child accessing pornography today at 3:00 pm this afternoon, sara __ came to our reference desk and told us that her brother, joseph had been printing naked lady pictures from our internet station and was taking them to school. 1/26/99
canajoharie library & art gallery canajoharie ny adult accessing pornography i am writing in response to your freedom of information request for copies of written documentation of patron access to pornographic material on public internet terminals. we do not have any such written documentation of incidents. this lack of written documentation is not due to a remarkably morally upright patron base; we simply don't keep written records. we're now almost a year into the new arrangement, and it seems to work ok. occasionally we will catch a user at a pornographic sites in which case they forfeit their use of the terminal. this happens very rarely - once a month at most. i think that after two years our users know that we won't tolerate pornography, and, even if they are so inclined, they know they can't get away with it. (**2 incidents)
gloversville free library gloversville ny adult accessing pornography while our two internet terminals were physically positioned in a way that allowed for some privacy, we became aware that certain users were accessing pornographic material. as soon as we turned the computers toward a wall with the screens facing outward toward the room privacy was eliminated and the problem was effectively solved.
john c hart memorial library shrub oak ny complaint / no incident ___ then asked if we had filters on our internet computers and if we monitored what our patrons, especially the children, had access to on the internet. we explained that the library does not have filters on the internet terminals and that filtering as not encouraged by wls, as it is a form of censorship. he began complaining that any child could come in and have access to pornographic material on the internet. we tried to explain that it is not our policy for librarians to monitor what each person is researching on the internet. we also explained that, besides being a problem with staffing, we feel that it is a parents responsibility to monitor what their child is researching on the internet. he then asked us if we were aware the ala is encouraging pornographic material on their internet site? that question took us completely by surprise. we told him that we were not aware of that, and asked if there was something specific that he knew of. he then asked us if we were familiar with the "go ask alice"
john c hart memorial library shrub oak ny complaint / no incident i was working at the reference desk when __ came in. he asked me if the library was a member of the american library association. i told him that i was not sure, but that i would try to find out for him. at that moment, maureen returned to the reference desk and i asked her if she knew. neither of us was sure of the answer. i called down to barbara - she did not know either. you were not in the bldg. at that time. i explained to him that the library was a member of the westchester library system and that they were probably members of the ala, but that i was not sure. he then asked if we followed the policies of the ala. i replied that we followed the policies of the wls, and that i did not know what policies of the ala they followed, if any. we both suggested he could talk to the director in order to find out this info. at no time during this entire conversation did he explain why he was asking these questions. finally, he asked us if we ever screened internet sites for children. i replied that w
liverpool public library liverpool ny adult accessing pornography for the past year i have been using your library at least once a week. i am writing this to you to express my outrage as a taxpayer and parent. the incidences of people using the internet to view porn has been steadily on the uprise and has reached outrageous proportions. i want to share a few of those charming episodes. a short time ago i had reserved a computer during a certain time frame. when i sat down i was greeted by a very naked lady after logging on. i closed that screen only to be greeted by several more. i complained to an aide who apologized but she said there was nothing she could do because people are allowed to access what they wanted. lately the episodes have been disgusting and frightening. a man came in to do business work to be greeted by pictures of the most deviate sexual acts imaginable. he was furious; it could have been one of his children. he complained; the aide apologized but said there was nothing she could do. the next incident is negligence of the library and could hav
lockport public library lockport ny adult accessing pornography 3/19/98. internet violation. the patron __________ was viewing a site that contained pornography. the site was left on the screen when he left.
mastics moriches shirley comm library shirley ny adult accessing pornography if we see someone at a porn or racist site (with obvious graphics), we explain that this is not permissible in the library. if they persist, we take away their "computer privileges." we used to average a "warning" a week. now that word has gotten around about our policy, we hardly ever have to warn people.
new city library new city ny child accessing pornography in this incident, a boy accessed a pornographic site. the boy's father was in the library at the time and dealt with the situation.
new rochelle public library new rochelle ny adult accessing pornography patricia anderson, director of the public library in new rochelle, a northern suburb of new york city, is also opposed to blocking software. so she decided upon a less drastic course of action after her library went online and found that "boys of a certain age who are mechanically inclined" were devoting an excessive amount of time to viewing sexually explicit sites on the internet. ny times: "a library that would rather block than offend", 1/18/97 (**2 incidents)
new york public library staten island ny child accessing pornography a great kills man, a father himself, told our reporter he watched two boys between 12 and 14 years of age accessing x-rated websites recently in the richmondtown branch of the library. "they were taking these [thumbnail] pictures, blowing them up, printing them out and sticking them in their school bags", he told us. staten island advance, "our libertine libraries", 2/12/97
new york public library new york ny child accessing pornography i have had a few kids plug in the address for playboy, but as soon as i have noticed (which takes about two seconds, because they start laughing like crazy), i have strictly enforced the "one person only at the computer" rule. 5/15/97 (**2 incidents)
north castle public library armonk ny child accessing pornography you have to expect that angry, mixed-up teens will try to bend the rules once in a while (the one young man who printed out a pornographic picture was troublesome in other ways, too), and it's not good to overreact to that. 9/24/98
ogden farmer's library spencerport ny adult accessing pornography although i cannot offer you any "hard" evidence in the forms of memos, complaints, etc., i can tell you that we have few problems with people accessing sexually explicit images on our computers. in the 2 yrs. since we've had graphical internet access, i know of only 2 such incidents. both were handled by the former director and the men involved have not returned to the library. (**2 incidents)
ogdensburg public library ogdensburg ny adult accessing pornography i can also report that since allowing public access to the internet in 1995, first with a text-based interface & later with a graphical interface, we have had 2 patron complaints (one in person & one on the telephone) regarding perceived accessing of "pornographic or sexually explicit material". neither of these complaints were documented. additionally, several staff report finding patrons in sexually explicit sites & directing them to exit those sites or having found that sexually explicit sites had been visited by adult patrons who had left the library. again, there has been no documentation of any of these events as none seemed grievous enough to warrant a written report. (**2 incidents)
penfield public library penfield ny pornography left for children c. smith received a telephone call from a mother of an 11 year old boy who had found print outs of naked women by our internet printer that he had taken home. the mother was assured that this is a matter of concern for the library. this involves the freedom of access issue. perhaps the location of the printers could be moved closer to the reference desk.
reading room association of gouverneur library gouverneur ny child accessing inappropriate mater we have had only one incident where a library patron, a high school student, was seen viewing what we considered an inappropriate internet site. we have a notice posted on each public access computer that viewing an inappropriate site will result in loss of computer privileges. the young man was told to leave and he did. because of the local of our computers it is quite easy for the staff and other patrons to keep an eye on the screens.
rochester public library rochester ny adult accessing pornography ___ (patron) was on the second floor using the computers. meanwhile two patrons (unknown) were discussing the internet. pornography soon became the topic of discussion. one of them then turned to __ and continued discussing internet porn. ___ understandably offended came to security to report the incident. i then called carole to let her know about the incident. carole and so then talked with ___ about our internet policy. 9/12/97
rochester public library rochester ny adult accessing pornography 3rd floor retrieval (monica) phoned the south ave. security desk and reported patron ____ brought up pornographic material on computer #2. ms. __ saw the images and ordered ___ to relinquish time and leave the station. 8/12/98
rochester public library rochester ny adult accessing pornography a patron exited the rundel building and told john that a man was viewing pornographic materials in the literature division. john called me to the desk and as i walked from the stairwell i saw a very large pornographic picture on computer screen. i called rod at which point he spoke to ___. 2/23/98
rochester public library rochester ny harassing staff with pornography a regular patron came up to me at the business reference desk and asked me to help him find "porn" sites. i told him firmly "no, i will not help you with that." the patron left the desk and sat down at a short-term internet terminal by the social sciences desk. he did not appear to be using it but positioned himself so he could see the business reference desk. this same patron has come up to me and the reference desk on a previous occasion and asked me the same question and i gave him the same answer. this time, after he spoke to me, i reported the incident.
rochester public library rochester ny adult exposing children to pornogra deb reports that on 5/1/98 at approx. 5:00 p.m. a male patron with 3 little boys went to kathy to complain that a long term internet terminal was left unattended. further, the screen displayed child pornography. the male was very upset that he and his children had viewed this. 5/4/98
rochester public library rochester ny complaint / no incident her college aged children visited the maplewood branch library and reported that children have unsupervised access to the internet, and "erotic sites" and can also be exposed to this material being left on the screen "either by accident or on purpose". she understands the rule about children 6th grade or older, but "that is 11 years old" and she feels this is "still too young to be exposed to this material". she home schools, and has an 11 year old. she did not specifically state that the 11 year old had reported viewing this type of material.
rochester public library rochester ny complaint / no incident i am responding to your memo of june 17, in which you requested background information on the potential for children to access pornographic materials using branch library internet workstations. without minimizing ______ concerns about the internet, i do want to reassure mr. stevenson that the scene described in her letter is blown way out of proportion.
rochester public library rochester ny complaint / no incident i called the patron's number. this is what he told me: he's retired, doesn't use libraries (health, transportation) but does contribute $100 each year. he's concerned about news reports and extremists who don't want any limits on access to pornography. he would like a letter stating that the public library will not allow access to pornography through its computers. i told him someone (probably dick) would be calling him but not today. he sounded very pleasant but is obviously quite concerned about this issue.
rochester public library rochester ny child porn being accessed i received a phone call by pam in regards to a patron looking at possibly child pornography. i arrived in the link and met with rod who informed me that he would investigate this incident. ___ was looking at pornography and did not exit out the internet site to the library homepage. 2/5/98
rochester public library rochester ny child porn being accessed mary jo (business) called security and reported patron viewing internet child pornography. i came up behind and observed ___ pulling up images of naked children in sexual acts. i spoke to mary jo and she informed that this was not the first time he had done this. rod apparently had spoken to patron regarding this behavior. security was not notified of this incident. i called 911 and reported this ongoing crime. 20 minutes later, cops showed up. by the time he got here patron was gone. 9/4/97
rochester public library rochester ny harassing staff with pornography on 4-22-99 you were in our library. at about 7:45pm you were using an internet computer along with a friend. your friend was at the time knowingly in violation of the library's computer & internet use rules, & 2 library staff members were investigating your friends violation of the library's rules. you approached the 2 staff members & told them that you & your friend had found some guns on the internet & told them, one a female, that you were interested in these guns because you are tired of your girlfriends. your extreme and boastful statements about guns, were made to staff, one a female, who were investigating your friend's violation of the internet rule. this extreme behavior, and alarming activity on your part, was clearly intended to threaten & intimidate the staff members who you & your friend knew were investigating your friend's violation of the lib's rules. it is harassment of staff, which is not tolerated. there is further evidence of your threatening statements, and your prior activity in wh
rochester public library rochester ny child accessing pornography patron took children to irondequoit public library and noticed that a 16 year old boy accessed an internet site depicting a man and women in an explicitly sexual scene. patron reports that 16 year old was sitting next to a 12 year old girl, who could see the objectionable scene from her seat.
rochester public library rochester ny adult accessing pornography patron was informed by rod not to view obscene material in such an openly viewable public location. 2/18/98
rochester public library rochester ny adult accessing pornography rod noticed 3 regular patrons on one short term internet terminal watching pornography. upon seeing mr. __ they headed for the exit one of the patrons left. mr. __ explained to the other two patrons that although we can't control what you see on the internet, they should use more discretion. 3/5/98
rochester public library rochester ny child accessing pornography though i do believe the problem with free access to pornography in the public library is a national problem and should be addressed there also. i am writing to you hoping you will address this when the city council is next into session. allow me to elaborate. any child in the 6th grade or above (11 years old, +) can use the library's internet and access pure pornography. often they come over from the local school, let the younger kids sit around while they get it on screen and "entertain".
rush public library rush ny adult accessing pornography staff have also observed a patron viewing questionable materials on the internet. this patron closed down the site, but the next user, a teenager, inadvertently came upon the same site when beginning her search. it was recommended that staff close down terminals after a questionable site has been reached to avoid a reoccurrence of this incident. following this there was a conversation about "freedom of information", whether internet usage is a right or a privilege and the process to be followed when something like this occurs. has the clerk been sexually harassed when dealing with this type of material? perhaps new signs at each terminal are necessary.
suffolk county public library suffolk county ny adult accessing pornography the children's room in my library has four multi-media pcs, with cd-rom games, word processing, reference sources, and internet access. great, right? yes, but we have two ongoing problems. 1)users download pornographic "wallpaper" which becomes part of the program manager screen where the icons are. 2)users change the default setting for the internet from the libraries homepage to a porno site. 12/11/98 (**2 incidents)
tompkins county public library ithaca ny adult accessing pornography several complaints about patron viewing pornography on #3 internet patron was shown the internet rules. indicated he would abide by them in the future.
tompkins county public library ithaca ny adult accessing pornography there is a man who chooses to view filthy pictures on the internet and print them. since this is a public library any child or woman can walk by and see this and it is offensive. i believe it should be banned or separated to another room that is private. i am very upset and know many others who are also. i will continue to tell everyone about this and won't come to this library until something is done.
alliance public library alliance oh child accessing pornography on the evening of feb 17, a patron came up to linda at the adult desk and reported that some kids were viewing pornography on the computer...rod was right there and went with her as she approached the terminal. she told the group that only 2 people could be using the terminal at a time, and the young man at the keyboard quickly hit a key and turned his head. she said he looked like he knew that he was doing something that he shouldn't have and was trying to correct his actions. betty jo did not see any pictures, but she did see the word "erotica". rod saw a nude woman, but no "activity" on the screen. rod, backing up betty jo, overreacted, i think, and asked the young man to leave. at this point the young man got upset and talked back to rod. 2/20/97
arcanum public library arcanum oh adult accessing pornography 3/3/98 _______ came to me with concerns about ________ using the internet computer. he stated that ________ was using the computer and had incoming email from a pornographic source ______ told ______ that he didn't know how it got in his email. ________ stated that ________ closed out the current email account and reopened a new account. i advised ______ to speak with _________ about the incident and not to allow _______ to use the computer again until we had more time to check into the situation. when then informed ______ about the incident.
arcanum public library arcanum oh adult accessing pornography 3/3/98 _________ was on the internet and needed help with something on his email. i went over to help him and saw that his inbox contained 3 emails that had pornographic suggesting titles such as pornmail.com. he said "where did those come from?", he said he didn't know. he asked that the hotmail account be deleted and i sent an email from that account requesting that it be done.
arcanum public library arcanum oh adult accessing pornography 3/4/98 ________ came to me and stated that he had checked into the cache listings on the computer ___________ had been using. he stated that he found multiple listings of pornographic sites that had been accessed during the time _________ was working on that computer. i advised him to report it to ________ and show ________ the evidence he'd found in the cache file.
arcanum public library arcanum oh adult accessing pornography 3/4/99 i went into the disc cache file in both internet computers and checked the times in which these certain files were created, indicating what date and time these sites were visited. _______ and i then compared the dates and times from the samples of cache files i'd written down to our records of computer use and on both computers at least in 2 cases the dates and times those sites were visited were the same as when _______ was signed up to use the internet. i also know that he was there at the times his name was used because he is signed up in my handwriting and i recall offering him assistance several times. the sites visited were indeed obviously pornographic and an obvious infringement of our internet usage policy. (**2 incidents)
ashland school district public library ashland oh adult accessing inappropriate mater ____ observed ____ in a sex chat room and asked him to relinquish the computer. as kevin has been warned repeatedly by the reference & circulation staffs to restrict his internet use he will not be permitted back in the terminals until dec. 20, '98. kevin has been made aware of apl policy regarding the internet.
ashland school district public library ashland oh child accessing pornography 5:30 p.m. a teen _____(probably) was on comp #2, he signed up at 4:30 and was on it when i returned from dinner at 5:20. he was on it about 10 minutes while i was at desk & i didn't notice anything alarming. he left at 5:30 & went directly out. i checked "go" out of curiosity & there were several adult xxx sites listed. also, an adult xxx site had been bookmarked.
ashland school district public library ashland oh adult accessing pornography found using internet computer 11 and looking at pornography. he didn't mean to hit the button for that site. he is aware of the libraries policy of the internet. he is suspended from internet for three months.
ashland school district public library ashland oh child accessing pornography i had been keeping an eye on a group of 4 kids (1 boy, 3 girls) on the internet. they suddenly jumped up laughing & went in 4 different directions. they had a nude woman in a lewd position on the screen. i approached them & they each blamed the other and said they didn't do it on purpose. i told them to leave & not come back tonight. got ___ to clear the screen, and was told by a patron sitting nearby that the same group was in here a couple of nights ago working to get this stuff up.
ashland school district public library ashland oh child accessing pornography i noticed a boy on the internet computer #2, pulled up a screen that said sexually explicit material. i told him to clear the screen and get off the computer. he did not sign up on the sign up sheet.
ashland school district public library ashland oh adult accessing pornography i observed a patron, ___ (age 18) looking on the internet at pornography. ___ was curious to see if there were any blocks on this type of site. he apologizes for his actions and was intending to look at car sites. his internet use is restricted for the next 3 months.
ashland school district public library ashland oh child accessing pornography noticed a boy looking at hustler homepage. name is _____. he said he didn't know he was there. i explained that he shouldn't be there and that he would be banned from the computers if it happened again.
ashland school district public library ashland oh adult accessing pornography patron was viewing pornographic material on the internet. he was told to close out the site and he was asked to remove himself from the computer.
ashland school district public library ashland oh child accessing pornography three teenagers were on the internet when i walked by and saw them type in "playgirl". told them they could not do that and asked them to leave.
ashland school district public library ashland oh child accessing pornography two middle school age boys were on internet terminal #1. patron observed they were on the playboy page and informed me. i told them to leave the site and they said they'd remember not to go there until next time. i then told them to get off the computer and gave them a copy of internet policy & library behavior policy.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh child accessing pornography a juvenile patron was on the computer with a friend. all of a sudden i hear the friend exclaim "oh my god! what a sicko you are. i can't believe you'd be so sick!..." i went over and they had the website : www.xxx.websx.com on the computer. i told the boys that they were not allowed to be in sites like that. juvenile informed me that his friend told him what buttons to push and what to type. the friend denied it and wouldn't look at me. the grandma who was seated away from them came over and apologized. they were all embarrassed and left.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh child accessing pornography patron came in with friends and was going to sign up to get on computers. staff approached him with yellow ipa card and told him he'd need to have it signed by parent. he said "i'm the ____ manager's son". staff explained that all kids under 18 had to have card signed by parent. one of the kids in his group said that it was probably because he was on porn sites.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh adult accessing pornography patron came up to pay for copies said he had all text. as he counted them porn picture was on the back of one of the pages facing me. i said nothing to him. i wasn't sure exactly how to handle it.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh complaint / no incident patron complained that he did not want his son to go on the internet unsupervised.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh child accessing pornography patron had been in to talk about his son and what had happened earlier in the day. according to his son a blonde haired lady had yelled at him in front of his friends about looking at porn sites on the web and that he'd been kicked out of the library.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh adult accessing pornography patron spends long hours at oplin terminals looking at adult oriented web sites. when he left his terminal for a few minutes i checked sites visited and most of them were sexually oriented adult sites. he is 20ish.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh child accessing pornography patron was watching pornography on oplin terminal d. he is under age. he also made copies of picture which he refused to pay for and ran away.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh adult accessing pornography playboy.com was on the internet. he asked to use other computer and as he saw i was looking at it he left out the door.
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh complaint / no incident there should be a way to block porn off the library computers
ashtabula county district library ashtabula oh child accessing pornography youth was found showing pictures of women on the oplin to 4 other boys.
barberton public library barberton oh child accessing pornography the use of the internet on the computer located just behind the children's computer in the children's dept. is inappropriate in my opinion. i sat with my 3 year old and my 1 month old as two teenage kids surfed the internet of marilyn manson, nude photos, and witchcraft sites. please move the computers away from one another.
bellaire public library bellaire oh adult accessing pornography we did have a few verbal complaints by patrons early on about this matter. however, we now use a filtering devise to prevent such materials showing up on the computer screens. these filtering devices (bess) has been effective. we have not had any verbal or written complaints about this matter since using this filter.
birchard public library fremont oh adult accessing pornography i warned josh that what he was viewing was not appropriate and went against our policies. i told him that a second warning could result in losing his internet privileges. 1/9/99
birchard public library fremont oh adult accessing pornography patron on adjacent computer noticed sneakily viewing porno. he had one opened up full screen as a backup and had the porno in a small screen to minimize it...told him h has been observed viewing sexually explicit graphics on web sites and to consider my phone call to has as his warning. any further violations and we will revoke oplin. 12/4/98
birchard public library fremont oh child accessing pornography patron was viewing and printing sexually explicit sites. security denny caught cory and a friend in the process. denny talked to the boys and warned them in a stern manner. i further explained to the boys that this was a 1st warning and with a second warning they would loose their internet privileges for a period of time. denny spoke with the father when he came to pick up the boys. 1/27/99
birchard public library fremont oh adult accessing pornography violation: viewing of sexually explicit sites, as reported by a patron using the dynix terminal at the half-hex. i also observed patron accessing graphic sexually explicit sites and told the patron this was his warning. 1/21/99
birchard public library of sandusky county fremont oh adult accessing pornography patron came up to the desk and said that the browser was locked up. i went over and saw that it was locked up in a full screen nude and i fixed that. the context on the screen was a teen sex site. patron claimed he didn't know how it got on that site and wanted it off. this seemed potentially plausible so i didn't worry about it after i switched the browser back. i issued no warning. i did walk by at one point later and saw that he was using a chat room.
birchard public library of sandusky county fremont oh adult accessing pornography when i came on desk at 5pm 6/2/99, i noticed patron had sign up on his computer. when i went over to pull it down, i noticed questionable sites on the toolbar: "centerfold", "tokyo babes", "asian teens", etc. as i closed them down, very explicit pictures appeared. closing them was endless. i hit ctrl/alt/delete and restarted the computer.
birchard public library of sandusky county fremont oh adult accessing pornography when i went to close all the open windows on site was a porn site www.xxx.com. they had left already. patron was given a warning when he came back in, 1 more warning and he is out.
birchard public library of sandusky county fremont oh adult accessing pornography when patron was finished, he came up to the desk to retrieve his card and keys and also told me that the computer was stuck on full screen mode. the context showing was yahoo. i simply logged out the machine and then patron left. after another patron finished on her computer, she came to the desk and requested that she never be scheduled to use the computer at the same time as the 1st patron. she said that he had attempted to see what was on her screen. she was in a chat room. she said that she then began receiving harassing comments from someone else in the chat room. she said that at one point the 1st patron leaned over and told her that he was the person typing the comments. apparently he entered the same chat room after he saw which room she was in. the only specific comment that she told me that he made was "do i turn you on?". she requested that we do nothing about the incident other than to avoid putting her on the computer at the same time as he is on. he was already gone at this time, so i
birchard public library of sandusky county fremont oh adult accessing pornography while staff member was walking, i noticed patron into numerous porn sites. staff member watched for a bit to see if this was accidental due to links, but he was actively looking at sites. i stopped him, told him this was not allowed and removed him from the computer. i escaped all sites and he had left before i could talk with him further.
blanchester public library blanchester oh adult accessing pornography when you were in the library on jan. 27, you used the computer to look at the internet. after you left, we did a search on the web sites that you viewed. i have a list of them and they are inappropriate for viewing in a public library. remember nothing obscene or no nudity is allowed for viewing. this is a warning, if you are warned again you will be asked to leave the library for a period of time. 1/27/99
brunswick public library brunswick oh adult exposing children to pornogra a man in his 30's was viewing obscene material on the internet between 4 and 6 p.m. aug. 26 at brunswick community library. a brunswick man reported his children -- ages 11, 13, and 18 -- saw the man viewing the material. brunswick gazette: "brunswick police log", 9/18/97
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh child accessing inappropriate mater branch library on monday, november 2. when he left the terminal, a staff member discovered that he had left the terminal at an objectionable site. the library acceptable use policy forbids going to such sites. it is possible that your son went to this site by accident and was too embarrassed to tell the staff. however, if it happens again and he leaves the computer with such a site open, i will have no choice but to suspend his internet privileges for 30 days.
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh child accessing inappropriate mater northside branch library last week. when he left the terminal, a staff member discovered that he had left the terminal at an objectionable site. the library acceptable use policy forbids going to such sites. it is possible that your son went to this site by accident and was too embarrassed to tell the staff. however, if it happens again and he leaves the computer with such a site open, i will have no choice but to suspend his internet privileges for 30 days.
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh adult accessing inappropriate mater northside branch library on friday, october 30. when he left the terminal, a staff member discovered that he had left the terminal at an objectionable site. the library acceptable use policy forbids going to such sites. it is possible that your son went to this site by accident and was too embarrassed to tell the staff. however, if it happens again and he leaves the computer with such a site open, i will have no choice but to suspend his internet privileges for 30 days.
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh child accessing inappropriate mater northside branch library on sunday, january 24. when he left the terminal, a staff member discovered that he had left the terminal at an objectionable site. the library acceptable use policy forbids going to such sites. it is possible that your son went to this site by accident and was too embarrassed to tell the staff. however, if it happens again and he leaves the computer with such a site open, i will have no choice but to suspend his internet privileges for 30 days.
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh child accessing inappropriate mater northside branch library on sunday, november 22. when he left the terminal, a staff member discovered that he had left the terminal at an objectionable site. the library acceptable use policy forbids going to such sites. it is possible that your son went to this site by accident and was too embarrassed to tell the staff. however, if it happens again and he leaves the computer with such a site open, i will have no choice but to suspend his internet privileges for 30 days.
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh pornography left on printer/screen on april 6, 1998, i spoke to you at the northside branch of the chilicothe & ross county public library about the display of sexually graphic material on the library's internet terminals. on september 20, 1998, a staff member went to put someone on the terminal you had just vacated and found a sexually graphic site up on that terminal. for this reason, i am suspending your internet privileges for a period of 30 days until oct. 21, 1998. if this happens again, you could lose your privileges permanently.
chillicothe & ross county public library chillicothe oh pornography left on printer/screen on november 12, 1998, you signed up to use an internet terminal at the northside branch of the chilicothe & ross county public library. when you left that terminal, a sexually explicit site was left up on the computer. the staff member who had come to put another patron on the terminal then found that you had left several other such sites open. this is not acceptable use of the library's internet terminals. i am enclosing a copy of the library's acceptable use policy concerning the internet. if this happens again, you will lose your internet privileges for 30 days.
clermont county public library clermont county oh adult accessing pornography here are some of the current sites ____ has visited: www.melrosetramps.com www.cyberpornomarket.com...i didn't write down the number of times he was in the same site, but i do know he visited the first one more than once. 11/4/98
clermont county public library clermont county oh adult accessing pornography i walked by and caught __ in an inappropriate site. i saw the word nude flash by as he tried to get out the site. terminated session. later search by staff revealed www.butt.com, www.whitehouse.com, www.blackhouse.com, suspended until jan. 4, 1998. 8/14/98
clermont county public library clermont county oh adult accessing pornography log of ___ for 12/8/98 at bethel library www.tarasxxx.com, www.jenlynn.com, www.virginsmut.com, www.rockyspornpalace.com, www.colight.com, www.cherrylinks.com, www.sablebomb.8m.com, www.wdass.net, www.worldwideposters.com 12/9/98
clermont county public library clermont county oh child accessing pornography of the many sites patron mentioned the following were most frequent: shane's world, hustler, duke nukem, penthouse, anima (japanese game site?). patron also mentioned he searched internet at felicity high school. 3/18/98
clermont county public library clermont county oh adult accessing pornography patron __ used the internet from 9 to 1245. he was observed in inappropriate sites, and was also observed to showing younger children how to view power rangers on the internet. staff member karen asked him not to allow children to view the internet, then he was warned by staff member donna about site which could be construed as pornographic . 3/17/98
clermont county public library clermont county oh adult accessing pornography visiting and attempting to print from site www.sexxx.com (which itself warns users away). incident was discovered after __ left by the patron using internet immediately after...cindy suspended his internet privileges. 5/4/98
cleveland public library cleveland oh adult accessing pornography alan a.a. seifullah, spokesman for the cleveland public library, acknowledged that on "fewer than 10" occasions, librarians ejected patrons who were viewing obscene material, but only if their "mannerisms or behavior" caused a nuisance for library users or staff. cleveland plain dealer, 12/10/98 (**2 incidents)
coldwater public library coldwater oh adult accessing pornography ____ was caught viewing nude pictures of women. he was told to get out of the site he was in and also informed that viewing such pictures were against library rules. he was told if he gets caught again he will loose his internet privileges.
coldwater public library coldwater oh adult accessing pornography ____ was into a pornographic website. he was asked to leave and argued with me. i let him stay and watched him. the site he was in was www.whitehouse.com.
coldwater public library coldwater oh adult accessing pornography he was viewing nude photos on internet. he was told to exit the internet site.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography 1/20/98 printing teen pornography. eviction.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography a patron was viewing porn on the computer. printing pictures also. he was brought down to security.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child accessing pornography customer continues to bring up porn on library channel. he printed out pictures and left in men's restroom. customer was temporarily evicted. he does not attend school. this time he left porn up on the lc and another teen found it. the teen finding it was with a group from s. side s____ house who became very upset. the sssh deals with troubled teens.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography eviction. porn on computer.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography i am very concerned about adult library patrons at main using the computers to locate information on pedophilia and pornography. there is one individual in particular who spends entire days using the computer for this reason--searching for "men who like little boys" and "sexual therapy". he also creates bookmarks for these locations. what steps can i take to protect our younger patrons? i feel strongly that this man poses a threat to our young patrons. what can we do?
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography i noticed a porn picture on the computer. i observed patron for at least 1 minute, when he noticed i was there he clicked the screen back blank. at that time i informed him he was being evicted.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography i noticed patron viewing porn. patron was given a warning not to view such material. 1/2 hour later i saw him viewing porn again. patron then told he was evicted for 7 days.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child porn being accessed library customer is regularly accessing what appears to be child pornography on the terminals.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography manager caught patron again viewing porn. told him if it happened again, he would be denied access to library channel usage for 6 months.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography observed person looking at pornographic materials. told that he would have to exit the program. i had also seen him a month ago i had caught him viewing same material. next time he would be evicted for doing this.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child accessing pornography patron (age 13) deliberately on inappropriate channel (www.sin.com). patron was warned and asked to leave for the night. parent was called.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child accessing pornography patron (age 13) given a warning to stop viewing porn.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child accessing pornography patron (age 13) viewing porn a second time patron admitted to showing his friend how to view porn. patron was then evicted.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child accessing pornography patron (age 15) was in a very graphic porn site. was told to leave. he has been evicted once because of the same reasons. explained that he will be out for 6 weeks, then 6 months if he did it again.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child porn being accessed patron accessing sites containing photos of nude boys and text of sexual fantasies involving children. he makes no attempt to hide his work, so that a passerby can observe the photos. he left behind a notebook, now with security, listing sites he visited or planned to visit. he makes bookmarks on pedophilia sites and history shows easily the sites he visited. he also prints the graphics since downloading to disk is no longer available in the library. he appears pleasant, cooperative, even helpful to other customers. he readily gives up the terminal when asked to do so. he even set the timer on the computer so that he does not overstay his 30 minute limit.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron doing porn on the screen with other people. staff told them to get off. the group had to be escorted out. evicted for 10 days.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron evicted due to pornography.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron evicted for 6 months for viewing and posting porn material on the computer.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron evicted for 7 days for looking at pornographic materials.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron evicted for looking at pornography on the internet. 7 day eviction.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron evicted. porn material on internet.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron observed viewing porn, was warned before, evicted this time.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron verbally warned for viewing sites involving pictures of naked men and women in a variety of poses.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron viewing porn. given a warning.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron warned by staff about viewing pornography on the internet computers.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron warned for looking at pornography on internet.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron warned for viewing sites not appropriate for the library public services area (porno).
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron was caught by a female patron looking at little boy porn on the computer. she was upset and had the employees call security. when i arrived there was porn on the computer and he was also copying the materials. he received a warning and 7 days eviction.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron was looking at females on the computer. first they had tops and bottoms on, then they had nothing on. so he went to another screen with dragons on it. he then went back to the other computer and i watched him until he put some more naked women on the screen. patron warned.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography patron was observed using the library channel on a porno site. i have told him on several occasions on different days to turn the sites off. in the past when i told him to turn the site off or asked him to give up his turn, he has offered me money so he could use the site i have repeatedly told him no! today i was fed up and told him he has lost his privileges. security evicted him for 7 days. (**2 incidents)
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography printing porn on computer. patron evicted.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh pornography left on printer/screen security officer at library advised that after patron left the computer he was using they found porn material at the computer.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography staff noticed patron viewing pornography on the internet. he was given 7 day eviction and i advised him that next offense he will be given 30 days.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography two patrons viewing a porn site. when we got up stairs the patrons had left the computer and went into the stacks. i began to explain our library policy about the matter they became upset and loud. i asked them to leave.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh child accessing pornography warned young man (age 16) about what was allowed to be viewed on internet, no pornography ever. after he got up i had to clear naked women's pictures off two terminals. the one he was at and the one next to it. he and his friend were also being loud. i told them both to leave. he had been evicted previously for the same thing for one day.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography watched patron view inappropriate material on the internet. view 2 guys undress and was preparing to engage in sexual activity. at that point i advised him that was inappropriate and issued a warning. found out he was also warned yesterday for the same thing. gave him a 7 day eviction.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh harassing staff with pornography while helping a customer, i noticed _______ viewing a site showing pornographic video images. i told him that he could not look at such images on the library computers and told him to leave the library he did not respond so i turned off his computer. he then got up and began to leave. as i followed him to the door he told me i should not be looking over his shoulder and that i should stop following him. i told him that if he didn't leave immediately i would contact security and the police and i continued to follow him. at the door he turned and threatened to hit me. i again asked him to leave the library and he went out the door. he was evicted from the library in 1997 and 1998 for viewing pornography.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography while i was making rounds, i noticed mr. was viewing an inappropriate website (pornography). i approached and asked him to come in the back. i also asked ms. ______. i explained to mr. why i asked him in the back. i told him that we was looking at inappropriate website materials. he wanted to see the policy regarding this. at this time lee joined the conversation and gave mr. a copy of the policy.
columbus metropolitan library columbus oh adult accessing pornography young man viewing obscene material. complete frontal nudity.
coshocton public library coshocton oh child accessing pornography this letter is to inform you that your son, has lost his oplin/internet privileges at the library for 6 months. as per the coshocton public library oplin/internet policy. "the oplin computer may not be used for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes. you may not send, receive or display text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene. misuse of the library's oplin computer or internet access will result in loss of oplin/internet privileges." he has been observed violating this policy.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh pornography left on printer/screen ___ called to report that she began to use the oplin terminal on the second floor and when she tried to access information the terminal contained layers of pornography which she described as "filthy". she was so upset that after she left the library she called the parma police. the parma police urged her to report the incident to the library. ______ called saturday afternoon 3-27-99.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh adult accessing pornography ____ reported a very graphic pornographic site layered on the oplin terminal friday, march 26th @ 5:15pm. she reported this to the parma police who referred her back to the library. i thanked her for calling. on monday i will further investigate who preceded her at the oplin terminal. she was irate and concerned that this site was selected by a sexual predator.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh child accessing pornography a minor with permission to use the internet, was caught looking at a site which would fall under "harmful to juveniles". please be aware of her name as you handle the internet pass. if she is caught again viewing such sites, her privileges will be removed.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh harassing staff with pornography a problem patron, has been accessing the internet and printing pornography. when asked to leave, he has become verbally abusive to some staff, (hand signaling others). this started with acting more in june and continued until now. he has been asked to leave over 8 times. police were called to discuss and a report filled out.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh child accessing pornography last friday a maintenance guy observed a juvenile viewing nude pictures. he got up from the computer before i could catch him, but i backed out of the sites he was viewing, and yes he had visited more than one site. i confronted him about it and he claimed he did not know that viewing porn was not allowed (no i did not believe him, but i felt he had to be given the benefit of the doubt, once). i told him it was against our use policy and that if he was caught again he would be banned from using the internet. he is a pre-teen i would guess.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh adult exposing children to pornogra last night at about 7:30 an internet user was looking at very explicit (described as "gynecological") nude females at a public internet terminal on the second floor. within one minute of each other two patrons complained to librarians (claxon & easton) that the user was looking at pornography. the patron was an early teen who was using the next terminal. the other was an adult woman who made the additional comment that, "there (were) kids all over who could see what he was looking at". this was an accurate observation; we were very crowded, with many many kids in the area. when easton told him that he had to leave the site, as it was unsuitable since there were kids in the area, he left the site, but remained on the terminal. he later approached claxton and asked whether the library policy was that some sites could not be viewed. claxton repeated the policy, that explicit sites with sexual content could not be viewed with kids in the area. he then left. the user was very heavy and quite bald, with j
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh adult accessing inappropriate mater there is a young man who has been warned twice about accessing inappropriate sites on the oplin terminal. he signs in as ___. please watch out for him and make him aware by our vigilance that we are monitoring him. penny would also like to know when he comes in so that she know what he looks like. please also let other staff know what he looks like. you do not need to stand over him just wander around. we do not want him to complain of harassment.
cuyahoga county public library cleveland oh child accessing pornography today linda caught kelly pulling up pornographic pictures on the internet again. she left a picture on the screen, which caused quite a stir among the kids who came to use the computer next. she claimed that the images just appeared and that she left the computer because she could not get them off. penny called her into her office and told her that we doubted her story and would be looking over her shoulder from now on. if we catch her again, she is to loose her privileges. not just for the day, but for good, which means the sticker should be removed from her card, and linda rishaw should be notified that her parental permission form is no longer valid.
delphos public library delphos oh adult accessing pornography incident going against our library policy of displaying text or graphics reasonably construed as obscene. banned for 30 days for 1st offense.
delphos public library delphos oh adult accessing pornography offense by patron displaying material reasonably construed to be obscene. 2nd offense = banned for 60 days. 3rd offense = banned forever.
elyria public library elyria oh child accidentally viewing pornogra at 2:15 p.m. i received a phone call at branch from a woman who did not give her name but said that her son, while trying to write a letter to the whitehouse on our computer, brought up a picture of a naked woman.
elyria public library elyria oh child accessing pornography five young men (boys) at oplin terminal. (early teens) a male patron (about 35 yrs. old) & female patron (approx. same age) in references area. "where's your security? i would have thrown them out. they should be thrown out." male patron said to m. mahl. the young men were huddled around the oplin terminal laughing. shirley asked them to lower their voices, they talked back to her. i reminded her of our policy limits 2 to a terminal. she went back to request them to limit 2 people at the terminal & didn't like what they had on the screen (nude female) & they returned upstairs. i checked outside & they were gone. i left. i called back to remind _ to fill out an incident report. i have been very busy this week & finally got off desk to write this report.
elyria public library elyria oh child accessing inappropriate mater i just began shelving books when _ walked over to the computers to speak to a patron (a teenager & his father) about what they were printing. the man began screaming & calling _ a f__ idiot & then a f__ moron, yelling that he should be able to print what was there. if _ wanted him to exist he could do it himself, which _ must have done. the man grabbed the sheet of paper; twice he interrupted _ while he was trying to explain our policy.
elyria public library elyria oh child accessing inappropriate mater young boy who had already been tossed out twice for internet misuse, a young girl (about 14) tall, big earrings, long dark hair, and a short boy young crew cut with red, white, & blue jacket. man (boy) about 14-16 blonde (pony tail). other patrons (1 reg. patron) audience of 4 at oplin terminal & person who was in operators seat grabbed my attention as i went to wait on a patron. questions for a pimp in large letters was on the screen. i stopped & told operator (short boy who has already been in offensive sites) to get rid of the word. he erased some little item....
euclid public library euclid oh child accessing pornography the kids go through about three reams of paper in two days (wild guesstimate). we -do- reuse the paper they leave behind (printed, but no one picked it up), which is about 4 reams a month (we kept it and measured). we put it back in the printer. but first we have to go through every sheet, because a lot of it is really disgusting rap lyrics and sexy pictures (not hard porn, but not what you want on the back of your kid's coloring page, either). 09/29/98
findlay-hancock county public library findlay oh child accessing pornography an adult patron who was sitting next to jason in the computer room came to the desk and reported jason was in various unauthorized web sites. (when i went in it was playboy)
findlay-hancock county public library findlay oh adult accessing pornography looking at www.asianudes.com and swearing at kids in the computer room, asked andrew donaldsen to stand and watch.
findlay-hancock county public library findlay oh adult accessing pornography the home web site had been changed by the patron. in the process of correcting the "home" address for the internet #4 unit, i clicked on the list arrow to the left of the address box to use a recently used site to go away from & come back to "home". the site i hit was "babyfacemag.com" which is adult & graphic. we (sharon & i) noted at least 1 other similar site in the list and called carol deenne. she checked the history for today & noticed that site was on the history. brandon was the only patron who had used the terminal today. he had been kicked off our computer use before and was told he could not use it here again permanently. he was angry about the decision and asked to see the supervisor. linda handled the problem from that point. the patron continued his angry language and left without making a written copy of his side of the story.
gnadenhutten public library gnadenhutten oh child accessing inappropriate mater the library staff had offered her assistance in accessing the web pages she wanted but our help was rejected. when she clicked on an advertising banner on the altavista search page she accessed an inappropriate site. altavista was later informed of this incident and explained that an adult advertising banner had mistakenly been posted on the wrong advertising serving system.
herbert wescoat memorial library mc arthur oh pornography left on printer/screen 11/5/98 accessed pornography. left pornography on screen and previous 5 screens.
herbert wescoat memorial library mc arthur oh adult accessing pornography 11/6/98 spoke with patron. explained library policy on accessing pornography and asked him not to use the computers and to leave the library.
kaubisch memorial public library fostoria oh adult accessing pornography banned patron from using internet--pornographic sites and chat rooms not allowed here.
kaubisch memorial public library fostoria oh adult accessing pornography patron banned from using the internet due to pornographic site.
kaubisch memorial public library fostoria oh adult accessing pornography patron banned from www access.
kaubisch memorial public library fostoria oh child accessing pornography we found a 12 year old with his younger brother by his side. he had typed in a porn site. he was told that he was banned from the computer for 6 months. the irony of it was that his mother was sitting 3 feet away. she just looked at me when i told her the problem.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography ________ noticed patron left a pornographic web page up and had made some printouts.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 1/9/98 patron may have been visiting inappropriate sites.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 10/6/98 several inappropriate sites were accessed and left open on the status bar from 12-1 including http://209.48.69.51/chain1/teen and other sites dealing with beastiality.
kent free library kent oh pornography left on printer/screen 11/11/97 patron left near pornographic wallpaper on internet.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 11/4/98 patron was viewing pornographic site.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 12/17/97 patron was printing pictures of semi nude women. he was warned, then left.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 12/2/98 (2nd offense) patron accessing inappropriate sites. to be notified when next comes in he is off for 1 week as of then. he has been warned and told he cannot use the computer until 12/10/98.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 12/22/98 3rd offense. patron accessing inappropriate sites. to be notified when next comes in that he is off for 3 months until 3/22/99.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 2/3/99 patron looking at pornographic sites. given warning.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 3/26/99 patron was viewing inappropriate sites (female dominance) on internet.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 4/16/98--#2 visiting inappropriate sites. report in internet problem file at ref 2.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 4/25/97 patron warned about naked women on the net. 1st warning.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 4/6/99 patron accessed inappropriate sites and left them active on the status bar.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 6/19/97 patron warned not to look at sex sites.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 6/20/98 patron visiting pornographic sites and hotmail given warning (royal dansk, persian kitty).
kent free library kent oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 6/30/99 patron was warned about visiting inappropriate sites.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 7/10/97 patron looking at pornographic pictures. cleared cache.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 7/3/98 several opening to the site "free hottest sex sites" were left running at 4:13.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 7/30/97 patron allowed a friend to use computer and the sit fastporn was on screen. she left before a warning could be issued sites could have been left by previous user.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 8/1/98 patron access inappropriate sites "accidentally" and needed help getting out of the 4 sites that were running.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 9/24/97 patron visited the "dreamlady lingerie boutique" site and was told that that site was not approprate for library purposes.
kent free library kent oh adult accessing pornography 9/29/97 patron was visiting "guide to internet adult services" and it displayed photos. he was told to stop and he left.
lakewood public library lakewood oh child porn being accessed patron ____ was observed by manager of dept viewing possible child pornography on internet station #6. manager suspects patron downloaded images to disk for home viewing. police called
lane public library hamilton oh adult accessing inappropriate mater if someone uses the public internet terminals in a manner which does not comply with our policy, the person is simply denied further use of the internet. we do not keep records of the names of these individuals in any format nor of the number of incidents.
lima public library lima oh adult exposing children to pornogra at approx. 1615 hours mr.___ was approached by rob re him tampering with the oplin computers - which is against policy. at approx. 1900 hrs. i was approached by a mother w/ a small child (approx. 10-12 yrs) who pointed out as showing her child "nude material". mr.___ was advised about this- which he denies, and then left. mr.___'s mother came in and spoke to me about these incidents. 5/20/97
lima public library lima oh child accessing pornography dob: 10-15-88. computer was found in a porno site after he left. on 02-01-99 was advised the next offense would result in 30 day suspension. 2/1/99
lima public library lima oh child accessing pornography dob: 11-19-81. this young man was caught viewing nude women in a site called "starbuck". he was asked to immediately get out of the site. he was reluctant and argumentative, even to dave v. he didn't feel he was doing anything wrong. 1/11/98
lima public library lima oh child accessing pornography dob: 6-10-87. viewing pornographic material on computer also running around disturbing patrons. 4/23/98
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography dob: 6-11-82. misuse of internet (porno site) - subject left ys and went to main floor computers - stated "he thought he had only to get out of ys ones." 6/25/97
lima public library lima oh child accessing pornography dob: 7-13-86. viewing pornographic material on computer also running around lpl disturbing patrons (being loud). 4/23/98
lima public library lima oh child accessing pornography dob: 8-9-81. viewing and printing pornography. due to the obvious viewing and printing of sex acts patron was told he would have to stop using the computer. 8/6/98
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography earlier in the day observed being in a nudity area of the computer and was warned. 2/25/98
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography he was asked to leave ys for bringing up sexual sites on computer #3 (2:00-2:30 pm). he argued then went downstairs with his younger brother. his basketball, which he was dribbling inside the library, was taken from him and is still at the front desk. he came back upstairs and when asked to leave was angry and used profanity within earshot of a mother and 2 small children. 4/9/98
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography kelly usually gets on game sites, and then on wrestling and male bodybuilding sites. today, however, he progressed into male photo sites of a sexual nature. he was hiding the screen with the lpl policy sheet and turned the monitor towards the windows (to hide what he was viewing). he printed out several photos. told if it happens again, he will be banned from the library for 6 months. he apologized repeatedly. 8/13/98
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography patron, ___ was observed at the oplin terminal accessing an inappropriate site. he had "pulled down" the top task bar so that the graphics showing was approximately only 2" wide. bus as i approached him i saw much bare flesh on the screen and the words "strip show". i told him he was not at an acceptable site and that he would have to exit the site or leave the library. he exited the site, without comment, and continued to use the terminals until closing. 5/14/97
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography prentice claimed that a nude site which his computer was frozen on was "accidentally" opened when he clicked on "back". the computer was rebooted and prentice was warned by officer dave. 12/5/98
lima public library lima oh adult accessing pornography tony and prentice were on a site entitled "tyra banks nude gallery". they were asked to get off the computers, then they went downstairs and got on the computers. officer bob then was contacted and he told them they were kicked off the computers for the day. 11/27/9
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing pornography ____ was seen getting into the playboy site on the internet. chris in adult informed him that he wasn't suppose to be in that site he was warned.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing pornography ____ was seen, by myself, viewing an explicitly pornographic website at the oplin terminal. i immediately returned his card to him and told him his time was up and that we have policies against this sort of activity. he played dumb even though i know he has been warned previously. i told him that he may lose his internet privileges at this point. he took his card and left.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing pornography a patron approached me at the children's service desk and asked if we allowed people to get into pornography or the internet. i said "no" and went over to ___ to see what he was into. he had a site on the screen that dealt with teenage girls and pornography. i got his card and gave it back to him telling him we do not permit the patrons to get into sites like that and that he was through using the internet in the children's department. i also mentioned that i thought he had learned something the week before when jo threw him off when a patron complained about the pornography he was into that day.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing inappropriate mater effective immediately, ________ is banned from accessing the internet at all locations of the library. ______ has been informed by letter. this action has been taken because ______ has been observed violating policy after server warnings.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing inappropriate mater effective immediatley, ________ is banned from accessing the internet at all locations of the library. ______ has been informed by letter. this action has been taken because ______ has been observed violating policy after server warnings.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing inappropriate mater i have received several reports about your violation of the library's acceptable use policy for the internet and electronic resources policy. enclosed is the policy brochure. the library is banning you from using the internet stations. you will not be able to access the internet in and of the 9 buildings of the mansfield/richland county public library.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh child accessing pornography my 12 year old son told my husband and i about how he and his friend had gotten an internet address that was pornographic material from a boy from school (christian school, no less). they went to the library, got on a computer and pulled out the address. they noticed a security guard walking around the area but their curiosity kept them going. thank god the security guard sat down at the computer beside them and my son realized he was not supposed to be doing that.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing inappropriate mater on a previous incident, security (mark brokaw) observed what security believed were improper sites to be in. so i walked over to the 3 patrons and warned them if they were caught in unforbidden sites they would be banned from using the internet.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing pornography security was making his rounds upstairs. i was in adult's when i walked by oplin #7. i noticed naked pictures of women on the screen. i observed ______ looking at the pictures. i went down to talk to gary about it. he came up and got some sites of the computer. _____ was on #7 since we opened up no one else was on the computer. i watched it until gary came up. gary said it looks like he was in porno. gary checked out websites after patron exited computer at 10:20am on 10-23-98.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing pornography while going past the internet workstation i thought i saw an improper website, i looked back and it was "yahoo". the next time i went passed it was also "yahoo", but i looked back over my shoulder and saw it had become "hardcore". i informed ann, and she went and confronted him.
mansfield-richland county public library mansfield oh adult accessing pornography you have been observed by members of the library staff viewing sexually explicit sites on the library's internet stations. you were warned to cease this activity, but you chose to repeat the offense. because you did not comply with the library's internet use policy, you are banned from all internet stations at all library locations. (**2 incidents)
martins ferry public library powhatan point oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 4/16/99 copy of letter sent to adult male: i am writing to confirm our discussion regarding your use of the library's internet computers. because you have not observed the terms of the user agreement you signed, we are suspending your internet use until 5/31/99. prior to using the internet again, i ask that you come in or call me so that we can discuss why these policies are in force.
martins ferry public library powhatan point oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 5/27/99 letter sent to adult male: our staff discovered indications that your internet session involved access to improper web sites, as defined by the internet user agreement which you signed. based on the condition of the work station you were using, i believe that you may have been accessing such sites.
massillon public library navarre oh adult accessing pornography ________ asked a patron this afternoon to leave an inappropriate site (sex scenes). he had to be asked twice. she said he did not become angry or refuse but he questioned the request since "there is no one else around". rosemary told him that she was around and she thought it was inappropriate in a public setting.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography ___ came from the computer room to ask me if the computers had been closed out before two boys went on. i told her they had been and she said there was a live sex site on the go list. they were at that moment making a copy on the copier, so i went up to see what it was. it was a female nude in an erotic position. i took both the copy and the original and told them they could not use our computers for that purpose and they should leave...which they did. one boy was about 13 and the other about 9 or 10 years. note: ___ asked me because we had just switched "shifts".
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography ____ asked me into the computer room to look at a terminal that said it was "locked up". when i started playing jazz keyboard on it to get out of the locked situation, it took me backwards through two pornographic sites.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography 1/15 12:20 ___ found pornographic sites in the go list on workstation #5. she closed them out.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography 1/15 5:30 ____ again found pornographic sites on a go list and closed them out. unable to identify what patron left them on the terminal.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography a gentleman approached the circulation desk with a large print out of pornographic material. he told the ladies at the circulation desk ( _____ and ____) that he wanted to revoke his son's library card so his son would not be permitted to use the computers. he then asked to speak to their supervisor. i was in the children's office on the telephone and when i got off was asked to see someone at the circulation desk.
medina county district library medina oh adult exposing children to pornogra a heavy-set man dressed in harley garb with long hair has been using the computers in children's to look up inappropriate materials. this morning, ___ nabbed him in the act and said he had to leave immediately and he was not welcome back. (he has been warned twice, once my me and once by ____.) (**2 incidents)
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography a man was looking at naked ladies on computer #9. i explained that our policy did not allow that. he got frustrated and started arguing with me, so i asked him to log off and leave, which he did.
medina county district library medina oh pornography left for children a mother with a young daughter came up to me to report a sex site up on patron computer #120016. i cleared the screen and told the patron we were sorry.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography a new user (first time on internet) on computer #6 reported that the man behind him on computer #7 was viewing porno. i went to the man on 7 and told him he shouldn't be looking at those sites, and if noticed again would have to leave. he apologized.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography a patron asked if he could switch to another computer and was told that he could. when i went to close down that session of netscape, a picture popped up that violates our policy. i asked the patron to step outside of the room. i explained what i had seen and that it violated our policy and that he shouldn't view such things here. i also informed him that since i clear out each netscape session after each patron leaves, i knew that wasn't there before. he replied that he understood our policy and that he had left the site quickly on realizing its content. he went back to his computer and later apologized for accidentally accessing inappropriate material.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography a patron brought to my attention an objectionable site she had located by pulling down the location bar. she was surprised that it was not what she expected, a game site for her child.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing inappropriate mater a patron reported that his son ( or his son's friend) had accessed an inappropriate site. i explained that such inappropriate sites were not tolerated in the library and explained the difference between workstations in the adult area and in the children's section. the father will explain to his son that he should use the children's computer and yahooligans. i offered to sit down with the man and his son and do a one-on-one training session. patron left satisfied. i invited him to set up a one on one session with me for him and his son. he intends to touch base with his son and get back to me. i thanked the man for bringing the situation to my attention.
medina county district library medina oh adult exposing children to pornogra a teenage female patron complained that an adult male patron had "gross pornography" displayed on the computer. i asked the male patron to exit the site. he said he didn't know it was a problem. i told him that it absolutely was a problem. he seemed to have difficulty exiting the site. i closed the window, and told him if there were further problems, he would be asked to leave the terminal. he left a few minutes later.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography a teenager was printing a bunch of dirty jokes. when i asked what he was doing, he said "i'm not doing anything...see?" at that he clicked on "back" and brought up a pornographic picture. i asked him to log off the site and when he argued and said he wasn't doing anything wrong, i reminded him of the library policy, then asked him to leave. he did.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater a young adult male patron was observed displaying offensive graphics. i told him the site was unacceptable and to leave the site. he said, "i know it's unacceptable, but i pay taxes and i can view anything i want on the internet. why is it unacceptable?" i closed this site and showed him our policy statement. i told them that when he used the library terminals, he agreed to abide by our policy. he continued to argue, so i told him that i'd call our guard or the police. he left.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater a young gentleman was in "hot asian" site. i asked him to leave the sight commenting i......
medina county district library medina oh child accessing inappropriate mater a young lady about 13 years was using a chat terminal. as i walked by i noticed the word "f**king" used a couple times. next time i checked i noticed the screen said "now i'm touching your t**s." then it went on into "now i'm f**king...." at that point i said to her that objectionable language shouldn't be used on the computers and she should switch to another chat site. she said she would and then logged off and left.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater a young patron was visiting websites that seemed to violate our guidelines. i discussed our policy with him and asked him to leave.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography adult patron accessed an adult site. i asked him if he had read and was aware of our internet access guidelines. he replied.......
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography an adult male patron had been previously warned by a staff member when observed viewing a site with nudity. later at 6:45 in the evening, when i asked him to vacate a terminal because he had been on the longest, he ignored me. a few minutes later, i was going to ask him to leave again, when i noticed that he was typing in search terms indicating he was searching for nude pictures. i told him this was not within our policy. he left, but was very argumentative. this patron has been a repeat offender, and is known by the entire reference staff. (**2 incidents)
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater an inappropriate site was found on a computer as a patron was leaving. i told him that that violated our policy and not to access the site in the future.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater asked a patron to leave the computer room due to viewing of inappropriate sites.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater at 9:50 am a young man was observed looking at an inappropriate site.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography both of our adult internet-accessible computers were taken. i needed to research a science project idea with a young patron, so i asked the teenage female at computer #1 if i could borrow the computer for a couple of minutes. she replied that she did not mind. when i sat down to use the mouse (with the young patron looking over my shoulder), i noticed that the teenage patron was in a pornographic chat room. when i looked at her friend's computer screen (computer #2), she also was in a questionable chat room. first, i closed the windows on #1 (for the benefit of the young patron behind me). then, i discretely and politely said, "just so you both know, this library has rules about going into sites like these." they both nodded their heads and said, "okay." they stayed on a few more minutes after i finished my reference work, and then left the building.
medina county district library medina oh adult exposing children to pornogra briefly describe the nature of the violation: a twelve year old boy reported that a patron had left "wallpaper" on the screen. describe what action was taken: i logged off the terminal and apologized to him that he was exposed to this picture.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography briefly describe the nature of the violation: initial screen for playboy page. describe what action was taken: user asked to leave site. he left the lab.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater briefly describe the nature of the violation: patron was accessing "playgal" site. describe what action was taken: patron was asked to leave the site. patron left shortly afterwards. task list showed form works for me!
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater found a window advertising for "objectionable"sites on a computer after a patron left. since he was in the room when my shift began, i have no way of knowing if it was there before he sat down. nothing objectionable in the go list. just closed the window.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography had to ask a patron to leave a sex site. when i checked on him later he was doing more of the same and i asked him to leave. he left an image as wallpaper so i took down the whole computer. asked him to leave and cleared out computer.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography high school aged boy observed viewing sexually explicit site. i tapped him on the shoulder, told him to leave the site. he was very cooperative, said, "yes, ma'am," and left the computer room.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography i entered the computer room to help a teen on infotrac and i noticed that the gentleman at the computer next to her had nude pictures on the screen. i told him that it was an inappropriate site. the gentleman had already started to log off the computer and left immediately. i informed the patron that the site he was in was an inappropriate site. he logged off when he noticed me and immediately got up and left the library.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater i helped a young patron, (approximately 10 or 11 years old) and noticed inappropriate sites on the computer being used by his friend, (also about 10 or 11) next to him. i asked the youth to get out of the site and he explained that he had not gotten into them, but that the sites had been there already. i cleaned the computer, (there were quite a few sites), and told the youth that this was inappropriate use of the computers and to let a librarian know if he comes across this type of material again. the boys left shortly afterwards. in talking to the librarian who had been in the computer room prior to my taking over the room, said she had cleaned the computers before the boys had sat down, and felt confident that no one else had used them, and that the boys were responsible for accessing the inappropriate sites.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography i just closed out another computer with a long list of porno sites. my problem with this man is that he always comes at lunch time and goes to one of the computers down on the end (6 or 7). i noticed once before that he'd been viewing porno, so i tried to catch him today. but he knows how to toggle out by the time i get all they way down there. if i stand at a computer nearby he watches me until i leave. then (after he leaves) i find this string of "objectionable" sites. because our schedule varies, i'm not usually assigned in here at lunchtime. should i pass this info along to the rest of the staff (or to the lunchtime person) so someone can try to catch him? or should i consider this confidential information? (i hate having to deal with this stuff.)
medina county district library medina oh pornography left on printer/screen i just had one of "those" internet problems. i went to "sanitize" a computer after a patron left-- young male in his early twenties. found several advertising windows open in the background. one was advertising xxx sites and had a woman "jerking off" a penis that was ejaculating into her mouth. i did not write down the site it was advertising, but closed it as quickly as possible. yuck!!
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater i observed a man was on a site advertising inappropriate materials. i informed him that he was not allowed to view that kind of site in the library.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater i observed a patron viewing a site that didn't meet our guidelines. i asked him to leave the site and not to view sites like that here. he left right after i spoke with him. i cleared out his computer after he left.
medina county district library medina oh child accidentally viewing pornogra i was setting a child about 8 years old, up on the cd rom and when i clicked the screen porn showed up. it was only for a few seconds, but long enough for him to say "what the heck was that?" i informed the mom what had happened, and she was grateful, and took it calmly. she was concerned he had done it, and i assured her he had not.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography it's 12:15pm feb.24th. i just asked a young man (about 16) to leave. he was looking at porno (with a friend standing behind him). he said "i'm sorry", but i made him leave and wrote down the websites he visited.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography january 31, 1998, saturday. _____ either upper elementary or junior high or middle school age. started at 10:15am this morning, switched computers at 12:04. he demanded a privacy screen. should have been my first clue. i was in the computer room 12:00-1:30, after ____ left, i checked his "go" and it had nothing but sex on the list. so it had to be him. the rest of my co-workers should be aware of him.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography just reporting a man who was viewing "objectionable material". he was here today from 12:28-12:50 on computer 7 (2/10/98). i didn't notice it while he was here, but after he left i checked the "go "list and there were six different sex sites listed. i checked just two of them and they were definitely sites contrary to our policy. do you need any other information? this is the first time i've had to report anything since the new "no forms" policy took effect. do we share this info with others on the ref. staff?
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography observed a patron in a site titled "fast porn". he was asked to leave the site, and he complied.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography observed boy who was approximately 12-14 years, viewing partial nudity. asked him to remove site from screen. he was flustered and had trouble getting back to home. when i went to assist him, there were several layers of screens with partial nudity. i closed each out. he had been accompanied by his father who asked if it was ok to leave him here while he ran some errands. i told him that was his decision. the father did leave.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater observed patron viewing an inappropriate site. explained that he could not view that site here and he had to exit the site immediately. explained that if he was found viewing inappropriate sites again he would be asked to leave the computer room. he exited the site when requested. he left the computer room a moment later. when logging out the netscape session (to clear out the session history), numerous miniature windows started popping up on the screen. i shut the computer off immediately. after a moment i turned the computer back on, and booted it up.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography officer ___ of the medina police department called. a 16 year old suspect has been using his sisters credit card number to order games and pornography on the library's computers. the officer wanted us to know that the suspect felt that privacy screens made it easier for him to do so. he also suggested we have an area for 18 and over. i offered to send the officer copies of our internet guidelines and told him how we stuff & enforce our guidelines in the room.
medina county district library medina oh adult exposing children to pornogra on weds. , april 7, 1999, at about 4:30 p.m., my 9 year old daughter and i went to use the computer in the children's room to search for some books. we approached the computer, (the one that is directly in front of the librarian's desk) and on the screen were the words teen sex along with a very graphic shot of a nude teenage girl. when i informed the librarian, she quickly turned it off. it was a very busy time, and all the librarians were busy, so they did not see who had previously been at the computer. i do not blame the librarians in any way, they are much too busy to be watching everyone. i would like to see some type of filters put into the computers in the children's area so this does not happen again.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography patron ___ refused to leave sites deemed unacceptable to computer room moderation _____, provoked confrontation, said she was "accusing him" of things he was not doing. said first that sites (nude pictures of women) were on the computer when he sat down. ____ had cleared each station as users left, so that was unlikely. then said that they could not be deemed "adult only" sites because it had no disclaimer screen or xxx rating. meanwhile, he was printing off the computer, and taking care to turn down the pages as they came out so we could not see what the content was.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography patron accessed inappropriate sexually graphic site. did not attempt to remove from screen as i approached. i asked patron to leave computer advising him site was inappropriate in library setting and pointing out to him online explanation of restrictions.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography patron accessing graphic pornography sites in computer room. patron was surprised by my approach but when unable to close all open windows quickly.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater patron accessing graphically offensive site. i explained that accessing sites of that nature was not appropriate in the library and asked him to leave the computer station.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater patron was asked to leave an inappropriate web site at about 5:25pm. he was warned about policy by ___. he was slow to leave the site when asked by ___, so i repeated to him that he needed to leave the computer. he claimed it came to him in an e-mail and i told him it didn't matter what the source was. he left the computer and left the building shortly thereafter.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater patron was viewing inappropriate graphics while i was clearing out sessions on empty computers at the beginning of my shift in the computer room. i explained that he could not view those graphics in the library and he was to exit those sites immediately. he said he was trying to, that he didn't know how he got into them. he shut down and restarted the computer
medina county district library medina oh child accessing inappropriate mater teenage boy was observed on an objectionable site. first, told him to remove the site and since he is a regular internet computer user and well aware of our policies, warned that if he was observed at any other objectionable site, he would be asked to leave. later he was observed on another objectionable site and was asked to leave the computer.
medina county district library medina oh adult exposing children to pornogra today i was in the children's room during their workshop. several little boys came over for help with one of the computers later in the afternoon (probably about 3:30) and said there were dirty pictures on there. i closed it out and thanked the boys for reporting it. then i got them started with their own search. i mentioned it to ____ when they returned. later ____ said the mother wrote up a complaint, as she said it had happened before on another day. when i was there i didn't even see the mother. she must have been somewhere else in the library. oh yes...the boys said they knew who did it. they said it was "a boy named ___ who talks like a hill-billy". 3/5/98
medina county district library medina oh child accessing inappropriate mater two boys attempted to access an unacceptable site. they were removed from the workstation as they had earlier been warned about their be......
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography two incidents: one was just a "sighting" after a young man left. there were about nine pornography sites after i hit the "go list". that was on tues. march 3rd. (**2 incidents)
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography two young african american boys were perusing playboy, penthouse, and hustler sites.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography two young men about 16 or 17 were viewing what appeared to be explicit sexual sites.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater when i asked patron to make way for another patron, i found pictures on the screen that didn't meet guidelines. i told him about the guidelines, and told him he would have to make way for the next person.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography while closing out a terminal after a patron left, several screens with very adult sexual material came up....
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater while helping a patron in the computer room, i noticed the man across from her had black screens with lots of small pictures. when i got a little closer i saw they defiantly didn't meet our guidelines. i gave him a copy of the internet use guidelines and asked him not to visit those sites here. he left on his own.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing inappropriate mater yet another incident. while helping with a printer. thought i saw objectionable site on screen, but not quite sure as the patron quickly exited the site. next time i was in the area, i definitely saw objectionable graphics. explained our policy and that if it was observed again he would have to leave the computer room. patron replied "zeig heil!! (sp?) and gave the nazi salute. do i have to take that?
medina county district library medina oh child accessing inappropriate mater young boy, 11 or 12, was getting into inappropriate sites. a patron reported it to ____.
medina county district library medina oh child accessing pornography young man about 10, 11 years looking at pornographic sites, accompanied by a younger brother about 7 or 8 years.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography young man looking at a "live sex" site. i told him he was violating policy and he'd have to log off and leave, which he did.
medina county district library medina oh adult accessing pornography young man was viewing an obscene site as i passed by. when i confronted him, he said some of those things were on there when he came. i told him that did not mean he should be looking at them. i asked him to leave, which he did. when checking his name, it was discovered he had done this before, but had not been caught. (it was on the "go" list at least once before). (**2 incidents)
medina county public library medina county oh child accessing pornography i decided to go to the brunswick library to check out my grandson, aaron (age 14), for whom i am guardian. aaron was spending so much time at the library that i became suspicious, since he was not much on studying. i walked into the library, and come to think of it my other grandson michael, 10 at the time, was with me. we came up behind aaron who was on one of the computers with people on either side of him (within a foot of each other). he did not know i was behind him. he was viewing a woman with a man's penis in her mouth. 9/13/97
medina county public library medina county oh child accessing pornography i noticed a man looking at a site that displayed a naked woman from the chest up with black squares covering her nipples. i approached him and said "i'm sorry, but the library has set up some guidelines about what is appropriate for display in the library, and those pictures don not meet the guidelines. i have to ask you to remove if from the screen." he seemed like he was going to protest, so i quickly added "we have children that use the library, and it would be very inappropriate to have them see such things." he said "there aren't any children here now" and i responded that "it doesn't matter"...a little later, i saw him get up and look back into the alcove area (i assume to see of one the terminals there was available), but he sat back down at this original computer. i could see he was still looking at what could have been an inappropriate site, but it wasn't until i could clearly see a naked woman's crotch that i decided to approach him again...i left the area to go into the back room to do a dialog sea
medina county public library medina county oh child accessing pornography on march 5, 1998 at about four in the afternoon, our son, tim, noticed some boys who had just walked up to one of the computers in the children's room cover their eyes. he walked over to see what they were looking at and saw naked men and women lying on top of each other on the computer screen. tim was nine years old at the time...this is the second time someone in our family has been exposed to a pornographic internet site in the children's room. the first time was about a year ago (right before the levy was passed). i (kathy) walked up to a computer in the children's room with a friend of my son's. on the screen was the site "private parts". 5/14/98
mercer county district library celina oh adult accessing pornography 5/25/99 patron warned about using internet computer to display graphics which may be construed as obscene.
mercer county district library celina oh adult accessing pornography 6/30/99 patron suspended for 3 months from library computer use for displaying graphics which may be construed as obscene.
oak harbor public library oak harbor oh adult accessing pornography from the circulation desk i viewed a naked woman and a banner saying "chat room". was a woman with legs spread. was a page with lots of chatters. periodically looked over her shoulder as if to see if anyone was watching. director's response: since this person has been warned repeatedly to follow the rules of 1) only chatting on computer d and 2) refraining from viewing obscene material, and she persists in breaking the rules, her computer privileges have been suspended until june of '99.
oak harbor public library oak harbor oh child accessing pornography i stopped in to the library last wed. at around 4:00pm. i was startled at the number of kids there, but figured they all had projects that needed research. as i walked by the computers, i glanced to see what the user had on their screen. you can imagine my surprise when the word hustler was on a young man's screen. i asked one of your workers if they screen the sites being used and she walked over and he had a naked woman on his screen by this time. when checking out the books i had selected, i asked if the boy would have his internet privileges revoked. sadly, i found out this is not the case, which is why i am writing and asking if you wouldn't consider revoking a child's internet privileges if caught browsing on an inappropriate site. i'm sure once this boy reported to his friends what he was able to see they rushed to be first in line at the library. in no way do i place any blame on you staff, but if they had an effective punishment the problem might cure itself.
oak harbor public library oak harbor oh child accessing pornography my son and i needed to do some work on the computers. he needed to use the internet for boy scouts and i wanted to use the word processor. due to the number of users, we both had a half an hour wait. this was fine because i had a book to read and my son wanted to look at the movies and cd's. i did: however, have a hard time concentrating due to a game of musical chairs taking place in the children's section. actually, there were three pre-teen boys waiting to get on the internet, talking and jumping from seat to seat. soon the time came for my son to use one of the computers. i stood behind him and helped him log on. i immediately noticed the boy seated next to my son, frequently looking behind himself. i looked over at his monitor and saw that he was on an "adult-only" chat room. the language and content of the ongoing conversation was disgusting. i also don't believe he was old enough to be on an x-rated site. i immediately went over to one of the library staff and told her that she should watch
oak harbor public library oak harbor oh adult accessing pornography viewed naked individual on the screen, ___ has been told not to be in chat rooms unless on d. what was on the site? chat room who observed the violation? amy linderman staff person signature: amy linderman date: 12/7/98 directors response: 12-8-98 director spoke to ___ in her office, reminding her of the library's policies & why they were established. 1/24/99 observed in chat room. r. was asked to log off.
orrville public library orrville oh adult accessing pornography 6/30/98 accessing inappropriate material on the internet. excessive use of pc. several staff members as well as patrons have expressed concern over images of scantily clad young women on a computer screen in a public area.
orrville public library orrville oh adult accessing pornography printing from the internet, naked women in compromising positions.
patrick henry school district public library deshler oh child accessing pornography after school, thursday, nov. 6 ___ pulled up an obscene site on the internet on the library's public computer. then he clicked to a different site, giggled, ran out of the library. we staff members are able to pull up recently viewed sites so we were able to see the site ___ had on the computer. this is the second time ___ has done this. i held classes this spring on the proper use of the computer. during those classes i told students if they pulled up an obscene site on the computer and kept it there, they would not be able to use the computer for a period of time. since this is the second time ___ has done this, he will only be allowed to come to the library with his class when they come on wed. on feb. 2, 98 ___ will be allowed to come to the library at other times when the library is open.
rocky river public library rocky river oh pornography left on printer/screen 10/13/98 went into computer room around 9pm to close down machines at closing time. in attempting to empty the cache memory for the netscape on ibm #2, i noticed the machine was working very slowly so i decided to close the netscape window and restart it completely. upon closing netscape, discovered another netscape window open behind it--opened to a pornographic web site. i closed that window and a 3rd open netscape and restarted the machine.
rocky river public library rocky river oh pornography left on printer/screen 7/22/98 staff member found several pages of pornographic material on the first floor men's room.
rocky river public library rocky river oh child accessing pornography 7/23/98 while walking past the internet terminal next to the reference desk, i was shocked to see very graphic sex pictures on the screen. i pointed this out to ________________ and shard the fact that the boys who were just using this were now in the ya room. i had to reboot the internet because it was frozen on the site. they were in www.xstreamsex.com. under the "history" tab xxxplayground.com was also opened. _______ told the boys that they should never open a site like this in our library again. one of the boys said "ok" and they all left immediately.
rocky river public library rocky river oh child accessing pornography 7/23/98 asked patron to come out of the computer room as we wanted to speak to him privately. we told him that he could not print and leave material (pornographic) in the men's room (told him found on the floor). he denied doing it but we informed him that he was the only one on the computer at that time (time is on bottom of printout). staff person also saw him print it and take it into the bathroom. patron did not respond to that. informed parent would be called.
rocky river public library rocky river oh adult accessing pornography 8/21/98 patron asked to sign up for available computer time roughly 15 minutes prior to closing--i signed him up for the ibm #2 (only one working). patron used computer for approximately 5-7 minutes, then got up and went into the men's restroom. i notified ______, but patron came out within 2-3 minutes and left building. when i went to turn computer off before closing, i noticed that the screen was not on the library's home page and upon further viewing noticed profane language, so i scrolled up and noticed the pornographic pictures. i clicked on the "home" button and turned the monitor off. i notified ________ via e-mail.
sandusky library sandusky oh adult accessing pornography ___ was seen pulling up pornographic material on the internet. i gave him a warning and he left the library. later i was informed by __ that __ had been warned before. (**2 incidents)
sandusky library sandusky oh child accessing pornography a patron, of _______ was warned by me for pulling up pornographic material on the computer in the reference department. thirty minutes later i was called to the reference dept. by ___ regarding a similar occurrences by the same patron. he was then told to leave the library and not to return until his parents were made aware of the incident. so they could discuss it with terri estel, assistant director. this patron has reportedly been warned several times by other security guards for similar occurrences. (**2 incidents)
sandusky library sandusky oh adult exposing children to pornogra at 4:45pm i noticed __ pulling up x-rated pictures on the internet in children's. i told __ that he was violating library policy and if he was seen in it again he would loose his time. i walked away to let reference know about __ when i received a call that he was pulling up pornographic pictures again. by the time i got back to children's, ___ had told him to get off the computer and had left library.(**2 incidents)
sandusky library sandusky oh child accessing inappropriate mater i spoke with ___ regarding her son's continuous disregard of our internet policy. i informed her that her son's internet privileges have been revoked for an indefinite period of time. at this point he is still allowed inside the library, although his mother has revoked his library card. if he becomes a behavioral problem, we can revoke his use of the library, at this point the only computers he can use are the ibm's in children's services.
sandusky library sandusky oh child accessing pornography on friday evening __ noticed __ __ and __ calling up pornographic material on the internet. __ has been warned many times about this and when questioned later admitted to it. both boys left when __ approached the computers to check on them. after discussing the matter with ___, it was decided that both __ and __ would not be allowed in the library for at least one month. i will contact the two boys and let them know of the decision.
southwest public libraries grove city oh child accessing pornography at about 9:30am, circulation forwarded a call to me from a mother concerned that her 12-year-old son had found "very explicit" and "disgusting" sexual pictures on our internet computer, printed them and brought them home. she didn't seem to want to leave her name so i didn't push it. she claimed the child said an adult in the periodicals room showed her son where to find these pictures. i of course, clarified that she didn't mean a staff member. i explained that library policy is that we don't allow such things, etc. once i got her to understand that the library has no control over what is on the internet, she seemed to accept my answer .
southwest public libraries grove city oh adult accessing inappropriate mater we have had one other more recent incident involving use of the internet, which along with very threatening behavior and violation of other library policies, resulted in suspension of a patron's privileges; that matter is in the hands of the county prosecutor, and as such, documentation is subject to attorney-client privilege. (**2 incidents)
tuscarawas county public library new philadelphia oh adult accessing inappropriate mater tuscarawas county public library policy prohibits the use of its internet access stations in ways which are disruptive or inappropriate to a public library setting. anyone violating this policy will be denied access to the library's internet stations. as you have on several occasions violated this policy, your internet privileges at this library have been revoked, effective immediately. (**2 incidents)
tuscarawas county public library tuscarawas county oh child porn being accessed we reprimand maybe one person a month [for viewing obscene material]. two reprimands and your internet privileges are revoked for a month. three and they're revoked permanently. we've only had to do this twice, and both the patrons were adult men who were accessing kiddy porn. this is illegal, so we probably should have called the cops.12/15/98 (**2 incidents)
way public library perrysburg oh child accessing pornography patron looked suspicious and turned terminal toward window and continually looking around, caught in pornographic site. asked him to discontinue use of internet. took library card, restricted him from internet for 3 months and informed him his parents would be contacted.
way public library perrysburg oh child accessing pornography patron observed having pornographic site on his screen. he was accompanied by another person (an out of towner--no library card). i observed incident while using the circulation computer. told young man privileges were being revoked and lectured on the privilege it was to be on the internet and problems the pornographic sites could pose both for patron and children who may inadvertently view. restricted computer usage until 8/10/98 (3 months). letter written to young patron and his parents.
way public library perrysburg oh child accessing pornography two young junior high students were observed looking at pornographic site on the internet computers. i spoke to them and told them that they had misused a privilege and that i would be sending a letter explaining the consequences and that i would also call their parents. they would have their internet privilege taken away for three months. mothers were called and understood.
way public library perrysburg oh child accessing pornography when i shut down computer d for the day, i noticed several open windows. all porno sites. i closed them and called the young man who was last one signed in to use this computer. i reminded him of the internet policy he and his parents signed. he denied it was him. i told him this was a warning. if it happened again he would not be able to use the internet for week. about 5 minutes later his mom called me and commended me. she agreed wholeheartedly.
way public library perrysburg oh child accessing pornography young patron was asked to discontinue use of internet because he was in pornographic site again. no more use for 6 months.
wayne county public library wayne county oh child accessing pornography a boy (of junior high school age) signed up as to use the oplin terminal...the boys on oplin 2 left at 6:30, __ left shortly there afterwards, and i logged out of the website which was displaying the graphic attached. 8/18/98
wayne county public library wayne county oh child accessing pornography i came back downstairs from turning off lights in mezzanine, and ___ age 15, was displaying pornographic pictures on the computer...___ had several smaller children (siblings?) with her, all crowded around the computer. i told her to "lose the screen."...i recommend she be suspended for 30 days. 10/31/98
wayne county public library wayne county oh child accessing pornography last sunday afternoon ___ and his companions were warned by jennifer not to look at pornographic materials. on thursday, __ again warned them not to go to pornographic websites. yesterday the three boys were using the internet terminals...i looked over and saw a very explicit pornographic picture on the screen. i asked the boys to remove the picture from the screen and to leave. the boys ran from the room. 1/11/98 (**2 incidents
wellsville carnegie public library wellsville oh child accessing pornography while i was at the library with my 9 year old son, while near the computer screens, getting ready to use the computerized card catalog, a young adolescent male was looking at pornographic material on the internet. i grew suspicious that this teenager was looking at pornographic material because he was doing his best to hide his behavior. so after looking closer (snooping) it was what i suspected. pornography of the most explicit kind. at first i was surprised. but when my 9 year old walked by, i was alarmed. all he had to do was turn his head and he would have seen images too disgusting to speak of. i am concerned about many of the other young children who use the library. i am sure this wasn't the first time this has happened.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 11/4/98 staff went into the computer room to turn off the computers. when clicked on "back" on computer 2 an inappropriate site came up.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing pornography 2/23/98 accessed inappropriate websites--1st warning. www.breathless-sex.com, www.convist.com/erotica.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing pornography 3/10/98 accessed inappropriate websites 2nd warning. www.1stbondage.com, www.1stkiss.com/whippinggirl.com.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 3/9/98 patron on unacceptable website. asked patron to leave website.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing inappropriate mater 4/23/98 use of unauthorized website.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing pornography patron attempted to access an adult sex chatroom. when staff went to unfreeze the computer for the next user it was in an adult sex chatroom. staff told patron this was his 1st warning. he would be allowed 2 more before loosing his internet privileges.
willard memorial library willard oh adult accessing pornography patron got off the computer and i went to shut it off. when i clicked the x to go back, nude explicit pictures of women were on the screen.
duncan public library duncan ok child porn being accessed shortly after you left on friday, april 23, 1999, the internet computer proceed to print out several sexually explicit pages including one on child pornography. after reviewing the internet history file, the computer was at the following site at 5:26pm 4-23-99: www.saturncommunications.com adult websites business 900 number audiotext . you were signed up for the computer for 5:00-5:30p.m. no one used the computer after you left. on april 22, 1999 you signed the library's internet policy stating that you would not use the library's computer in order to violate any local, state or federal laws including those concerning obscenity. as i am not a lawyer versed in the oklahoma obscenity laws, you will have your internet privileges temporarily suspended until your hearing in front of the library board on may 18th at 10:00am. the meeting will be in the multipurpose room at the library. at that time, the library board will make a decision concerning your internet privileges.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing pornography letter to patron: this letter is to officially notify you that your internet privileges have been suspended at all of the metropolitan libraries for a period of 2 years. on 4/2/98 we had customer complaints about your internet usage. upon examination of the evidence, the library has determined that the materials you accessed could be illegal under oklahoma law and that you violated the internet use agreement. we have suspended your internet privileges.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing inappropriate mater letter to patron: we have had complaints regarding your viewing of inappropriate material at the library.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing inappropriate mater letter to patron: we have had customer complaints about your viewing inappropriate material at the library.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing inappropriate mater letter to patron: we have had customer complaints regarding your viewing of inappropriate material at the library
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing inappropriate mater letter to patron: we have had customer complaints regarding your viewing of inappropriate material at the library.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing inappropriate mater letter to patron: we have had customer complaints regarding your viewing of inappropriate material at the warr acres library i am notifying you that the library reserves the right to examine the computer for evidence of non-compliance with the terms of the internet agreement that you signed whenever the library has reason to believe that a violation has occurred. your internet use privileges may be suspended in the event the library reasonably believes that any applicable law may have been violated or if the library determines that any term of this agreement has not been complied with.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing inappropriate mater letter to patron: we have had customer complaints regarding your viewing of inappropriate material.
metropolitan library system in oklahoma county oklahoma city ok adult accessing pornography patron was observed viewing pornographic material on terminal #3. he was warned that he was violating his internet privileges. patron then logged off and left the building.
okmulgee public library okmulgee ok adult accessing pornography nothing on record. inappropriate material (including porn) accessed by patron.
okmulgee public library okmulgee ok adult accessing pornography staff story about patron, porn and the net. nothing on record though.
ponca city library ponca city ok adult accessing pornography i had to give a customer a warning about his internet use. he has been accessing some mature graphic sites. he was somewhat indignant and wanted a clarification about what was improper about his use. i explained that full nudity, sexual acts, and penetration of most kinds was inappropriate for a public setting. he tried to tell me that he may have accidentally accessed these sites while looking for other information, but that he did not mean to do it. i told him that i have had a number of staff and customer comments which would indicate that he has repeatedly gone into these sites and that he appeared to be deliberately looking for them. i anticipate that he will try to access these types of sites again. i will monitor his use. if he uses this type of site i will withdraw his internet privileges. (**2 incidents)
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography delete http://farmsex.com/. pictures of sex with animals.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography delete schoolgirl.com. kids can get nude adults sexual materials.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography delete this adult pornographic site: altavista.digital.com/cgi-b...xxxxsex.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography delete www.mypornstars.com it has obscene pictures.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography delete www.whitehouse.com because of smut.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography http://supermodel.simplnet.com has some nudity in it and it is not good for younger children from 0 to 18. sooner or later younger children will find that web site and they may find it amusing.
tulsa county library tulsa ok child accessing pornography http://www.danni.com/danni/home.html has graphic frontal nudity. i caught some kids on this site. they were using it to make wallpaper for the computer.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography http://www.disgruntledhousewife.com/. this site has a direct connect to "what's cool". numerous photos of topless and partially/totally nude females.
tulsa county library tulsa ok pornography left on printer/screen http://www.lips.com/ was printed an left by printer.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography http://www2.phearless.com/zcenter/index.htm. pornographic access that cyberpatrol is apparently not blocking.
tulsa county library tulsa ok pornography left for children i suggest that chatlines and all pornographic sites be deleted. someone left vile pornographic pictures on the computer and my 11 year old son clicked on it and saw the pictures (i was with him the entire time!). have staff periodically check what people are viewing. make chatlines off limits. the internet should be for research, information, etc only in the public library!
tulsa county library tulsa ok pornography left on printer/screen photos and language found all folded up on the internet table. of course, no one would claim them! sites: www.nicolewood.com, www.supercitymall.com, www.nakedvolleyball.com.
tulsa county library tulsa ok pornography left on printer/screen pictures of sexual acts from www.pornoplayhouse.com/free-sex-pics/freesexpic04.html. we found these with a stack of other copies of legitimate prints when we were counting them.
tulsa county library tulsa ok child accessing pornography pornographic site: www.teensteam.com/guests/index.html. some patrons brought this to our attention. a couple of boys left it on the screen.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography suggest the following sites be deleted: www.websplash.com, www.sirsexalot.com, www.rickspixxx.com.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography suggest these sites to be deleted: www.4moresex.com, http://xxxvideovixens.com.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography these sites were found 8/5/99 on ipac4--received a note: sex.com, www.deanna.com/free/gay.jpg. they are obscene.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography twobit.whore.com/slut/gay.html. cyberpatrol should have caught this site, but a patron printed the attached picture.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accidentally viewing pornogra very pornographic site: gay.redmon-iternational.com/. susie and emma ran across this site by accident. since we have cyberpatrol i think this site should be locked.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography www.loomup.com/user/pamela/pam3.htm has nudity, called lax-posed, kids brought it up.
tulsa county library tulsa ok child porn being accessed www.redhotdutch.com. i have seen more than a few patrons accessing this site. it needs to be deleted. this site appears to have child pornography.
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography www.riz.co.uk/thomas has pornography on site, sex acts depicted (see pamela anderson as does a regular teen customer).
tulsa county library tulsa ok adult accessing pornography www.webspawner/com/users/nudegirls69/ shows very graphic nude pictures.
douglas county library system roseburg or pornography left on printer/screen patron attempted to use the internet after someone had been there and when they would close a window, a "dirty" picture appeared on the screen.
douglas county library system roseburg or adult accessing pornography patron attempting to close computer window had a dirty picture come up on the screen.
driftwood library of lincoln city lincoln city or harassing staff with pornography patron has asked me to view materials on the internet (ladies in lingerie) under the guise of "can i make this picture larger?". he has been verbally abusive, swearing at the computer in a loud, attention getting manner, to which i informed him he needed to be quiet, and i had to calm him down. i can recall one incident when he left the email he was working on and as i glanced at it, saw a phrase referring to anal and oral sex. the most disturbing to me was when he turned the computer chair around, toward the reference desk, and when asking me a question, reached down inside his pants to scratch his crotch. i've learned that sort of exhibition because i feel he is trying to get my attention--for his pleasure. my personal feelings are that we all have rights. we have the right not to be exposed to his attempts at showing us questionable material. i believe it is reasonable to ask him to cease from "exposing" this material he gets on the internet. i do not feel it is our responsibility to make it possib
lebanon public library lebanon or child accessing pornography i am writing this letter to inform you that your son, ___, is prohibited from using the lebanon public library's internet access computer for the duration of one year from this date, july 7, 1997. as an internet user, ___ read the library's internet policy and signed the registration form on oct 1, 1996, in which he agreed to abide by that policy. a copy of that policy is attached to this letter. despite several warnings by library staff, ___ has continued to log onto sites that display graphic, sexually explicit pictures, images or text. on march 11, 1997, library assistant ___ and i met with ___ to discuss this problem. at that time, ___ was returning from a one month loss of internet privileges, and i made it very clear to him that another incident of inappropriate use of the internet would result in a one year suspension of his internet privileges. on thursday, july 3, 1997, ___ once again accessed inappropriate sites on the internet. i have enclosed a copy of two of the sites and one general searc
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography 18 year old viewing sex sites on internet #8 6/18/99.
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography found porn sites chubby chix and plumper sex on history file on computer #1. listed date as 4/1/99 and 810-811pm. were inappropriate as determined by law, nudity, "crotch shots", women having sex together, woman using dildo.
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult exposing children to pornogra patron 1 was on internet computer #6 and another patron (2) was on #7. patron 1 came to tell us that patron 2 had pornography on the screen and that her daughter was coming back and she didn't want her to see it. staff went to talk to him but he has cleared his screen. he was smiling "strangely" and was "creepy".
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography patron warned about using the internet to search pornography sites. he was denied access and was abusive, used profanity and threatened to sue the library.
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography patron warned about using the searching for pornographic sites on the internet.
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography pornography site "sex uncensored" left on patrons computer after patron left, hidden by other internet windows.
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography viewed history on internet #8 and sex sites were viewed on 6/8/99 from 1030-1130am. 18 year old boy was signed up on this computer at this time.
mc minnville public library mcminnville or adult accessing pornography viewing sexually explicit websites on internet computers on 6/8/99. patron forbidden to use computers until 7/16/99.
multnomah county library portland or complaint / no incident can kids and adults be on the internet and access pornography? if this is possible, including chat rooms with the possibility of meeting people that can hurt my children or myself, i do not want my family coming to your library.
multnomah county library portland or adult accessing pornography got a call from a citizen upset about male adults accessing porn on the internet. she suggests setting aside some pc's for adults only. (i recall seeing a ny times article about austin, tx libraries doing that).
multnomah county library portland or complaint / no incident i don't wish to continue to pay this pledge. i disagree with the ala. i support having controls on what children may access on internet in the library. i am opposed to "go ask alice" and other things not suitable for young browsers.
multnomah county library portland or adult exposing children to pornogra i saw 2 guys talking to a sex chat and making prints and showing them to a minor. is that allowed?
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography i thought porno sights were blocked and that parental guidance should always be used. a young boy (10-12 years) was looking at porn sites, no parental supervision, and also, a very lewd and nude picture of a woman was behind one of the computers. i was shocked to see this! it shouldn't be happening!
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography i visited my local branch a few months ago. a child about 11 or 12 years old was looking through a copy of playboy magazine from our library? i am also worried about children being allowed to use the internet without any sort of supervision. i became aware that children may view pornography over the net during a recent visit.
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography i was disturbed to see a boy of 9 or 10 accessing "la girls--free live f**king", complete with photos, on the libraries internet computer. when i mentioned it at the desk i was told "yeah, we pretty much allow that."
multnomah county library portland or complaint / no incident if people want to look at porn, put them in a separate area. they should not be in an area where there are little kids.
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography last week a mother came in with her 13 year old son who has obsessive/compulsive disorder. she signed up for 1 of our internet search stations and her son signed up for one as well. he was not able to get a pc next to his mother, but was seated directly behind her. as luck (bad) would have it, the boy found his way into one of those xxx sites and his mother caught him at it. he claimed it was his 1st time, she believed him. her concern is that because of his disorder, he runs the risk of becoming addicted to pornography. she thinks children should be "guarded" from the more malign things the web has to offer. she understands our point of view, but struggles with the ability of kids to access undesirable material. at least she's here with him and monitors his behavior.
multnomah county library portland or adult exposing children to pornogra my son saw some explicit sex on the computer at the library while he was walking by and pointed it to me. i am very angry!
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography today when we were closing up we saw a police officer and a man outside. i went out and asked them if we could be of help. the man had forbidden his son (13) to come to the library because the son had been accessing pornography. now he's found pornographic rap lyrics in his son's room. the issue is the son is defying the father and continuing to use the internet. they have even removed the plugs from their computer at home so that it cannot be used. now the father was returning to find out why the library offers this and to see how the library could bar his son from signing up for the computer. he felt strongly that the library should offer only filtered access to kids under 18 and that the library should deny access to kids on parental request.
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography while at capitol hwy branch on sunday, i noticed a young child on the computer. he was visiting x rated sites that included photos of naked women. i would like to see limited access.
multnomah county library portland or adult exposing children to pornogra while using the computer today trying to help my 15 year old daughter with homework, we noticed a young man (25-30) viewing hard core pornography right next to us. i find this very distasteful and completely unnecessary at the library. is there nothing sacred in america?
multnomah county library portland or child accessing pornography why do young teenage girls need to see pictures of naked men on the internet access?
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography a teenager was rather self consciously watching something. as i passed him, on the monitor he was using was a parade of nude women on the screen. the attendant informed me that since the privacy screen is on, that his use was appropriate. 5/30/97
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography i appreciate the issue of censorship, but i was with my daughter (5 yrs) searching for books for myself and waiting to get on the internet. the terminal we were waiting to use was in use by a man viewing photographs of people engaging in oral sex.! is this ok? yikes. 9-6-97
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography i have frequented your midland branch during evening hours 7-8 pm and am disturbed by the number of school-age children using the internet to look at pornography and other inappropriate sites. also printing pornographic pictures. i don't think the public library need to be a source for this kind of activity. 3/7/97
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography i observed a 10-12 year old male watching a pornographic internet site in the capitol library. i brought this to the attention of a staff member who told me that "we don't restrict access to material here." and that "you shouldn't be looking over someone's shoulder. 2/25/98
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography i saw two boys on the internet looking at nude photos of women-kind in porno mags. told a librarian. she said if they know how to work it, it's their privilege. underage kids? 11 - 13? come on! 10/18/96
multnomah county public library portland or child porn being accessed my 2 year old daughter recently called up child pornography in central library at the touch of the computer's mouse in the children's section. we love the library, but now i feel that it has become a dangerous place. 10/12/98
multnomah county public library portland or adult exposing children to pornogra my children were on internet computers on saturday on the 3rd floor area because the children's section was full. a man was viewing porn next to them without a privacy screen. i think there should be an "adults only"section for this type of viewing. 11/97
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography patron using computer to secure business for child pornography. 8/8/98
multnomah county public library portland or child accessing pornography your computers are not secure. my minor child came home with porn from your library. there is a lock out code. it is against the law to supply porn to minors. do something." 8/27/97
newberg public library newberg or complaint / no incident ________ of the 2nd street community church had left a message with the city manager to complain that we do not have filters on our internet stations. i called him back. he was concerned that we did not have filters to protect children. i related that we do not have internet stations in the children's room and that the internet stations are currently next to the reference desk with oversite by staff. i related that the policy was approved by the board in 1997 to not have filters.
newberg public library newberg or complaint / no incident an unidentified man called to start quizzing me about our unfiltered internet access and if we planned on using filters.
newberg public library newberg or complaint / no incident i should have been surprised at the "no filter for all users" position of both the librarians and the library committee. we want to support our city library since it is valuable to the community but believe we have both legal and moral right to expect it to be a "safe resource" for minors!
newberg public library newberg or complaint / no incident objects to children being on internet and possibly seeing pornography.
sheridan public library sheridan or adult accessing pornography "kinky cards" sex pgm sat. nov. 7 @ 6pm
sheridan public library sheridan or adult accessing pornography because you accessed pornographic material over the internet you will not be allowed to use the internet for 6 months.
sheridan public library sheridan or child accessing pornography during a routine check of internet access tonight it was determined that ___ violated a posted rule. a copy of this sign is attached to access material. our policy for this violation is a six month suspension of internet use for __ at this facility. we have a copy on file of what he accessed if you wish to see it. ___ will be allowed back on internet july 10, 97, but another violation may result in denial until he is 18 years old. if you wish to discuss this policy with me, please give me a call at 843-3420, or visit me at the library.
sheridan public library sheridan or adult accessing pornography for the second time in as many weeks pornography has been accessed via our internet hook-up. this occurred on june 12 and june 19. no sign ups are listed for either of those dates.
sheridan public library sheridan or child accessing inappropriate mater i pulled the boys off the internet friday. the clue was them shouting you suck and then typing that in. they are in a chat room and i'm not sure some of the exchanges are appropriate for the library. they also closed out the netscape screen several times and had a blank screen which means they have tried an illegal function.
sheridan public library sheridan or adult accessing pornography no internet until 6-99/unauthorized access to porno website on 11-7-98 with access by staff.
sheridan public library sheridan or child accessing pornography since you have accessed pornographic material and your under 18 you will be denied internet access at sheridan library for 6 months.
springfield public library springfield or adult accessing inappropriate mater there have been, as far as we can recall, two or three oral complaints on this subject. in two cases (again, working from memory), a professional staff member spoke to the patron about accessing inappropriate sites, and that took care of the problem. these incidents occurred on the unfiltered terminals in the adult services department. (**2 incidents)
tigard public library tigard or adult accessing pornography a patron saw some pornography being printed on the internet printers. i said that our policy was not to interfere with what patrons viewed or printed.
tigard public library tigard or adult accessing pornography man viewing pornography. there are children in the library. children are supposed to be supervised by parents
tillamook county library tillamook or child accessing pornography a patron complained of a youth on the i-net station beside him visiting a porn site. staff said it was none of their business and that they do it all the time.
woodburn public library woodburn or adult accessing pornography computer showed that patron ____ tried to get to hardcore. names on sign up are two ladies names however the individuals were males.
woodburn public library woodburn or adult accessing pornography two young hispanic males were trying to get to www.pimpdaddy.com. i told them their time was up.
bethlehem public library bethlehem pa child accessing pornography this subject came up last week because i got a call from a fogelsville woman whose teen-age son turned up with some particularly foul pornography that he said he obtained at the bethlehem area public library. allentown morning call: "librarians forced into police role", 7/20/98
john r. kauffman jr. public library sunbury pa adult accessing pornography dear _________, based on the content of sexual material observed by staff on internet computer #1, on 5/15/98, you have been found in violation of the terms of the internet access user agreement, which you signed as a condition for using the library's internet service. your internet privileges are therefore immediately and permanently revoked.
john r. kauffman jr. public library sunbury pa adult accessing pornography no internet--viewed sexually explicit materials 10/5/98, observed sk
john r. kauffman jr. public library sunbury pa adult accessing pornography no internet--viewed sexually explicit materials 10/5/98, observed sk.
john r. kauffman jr. public library sunbury pa adult accessing pornography warned about obscene chat room 3/18/99.
muncy public library muncy pa adult accessing pornography we have a written policy which customers must agree to prior to going online. the agreement states the customer will not access any illegal or pornographic sites. i believe we've had three incidents in four years when a customer violated the agreement. they were suspended from using the library for a period of time ranging from one day to one week. (** 3 incidents)
warwick public library warwick ri adult accessing pornography what we found was that our computers were being tied up by people young and old chatting and sending e-mail (our director likes to say we don't give away stamps.) and looking for "pornographic images". 5/12/97
aiken-bamberg-barnwell-edgefield regional library aiken sc adult accessing pornography accessed sites which included "sharon tate naked," an "18+teens" sex site, and a beastiality site. she was the first one to sign onto computer #6 today. in the history, sites showing "less than 3 hrs" belong to her. ___ did not notice this patron using these sites until after the patron had left. a porn site was left up and ___ noticed this when she signed another patron onto that machine.
aiken-bamberg-barnwell-edgefield regional library aiken sc adult accessing pornography computer #6, log-on: 8:30p.m. log-off: 8:45p.m. sites visited: http://209.50.235.179/psc53/index.html and http://www.babylon-x.com/x-callgirls.html.
aiken-bamberg-barnwell-edgefield regional library aiken sc pornography left on printer/screen i am writing about an event that happened at ncl 12/1/97 - a much delayed letter. i was using the library computer connected to the internet, when i somehow brought up what the person ahead of me was searching and it was pornography. i am very unskilled on the internet and just kept clicking back/previous page. needless to say, i was repulsed by the images brought up.
aiken-bamberg-barnwell-edgefield regional library aiken sc adult accessing pornography on the afternoon of march 12, 99 ____ came and told me that __ had purchased a computer disk to use on one of our internet stations. what he actually did was use his own disk to try to upload an image to a particular website. i later found the files that he was trying to upload. before he left, he gave our disk back to __ and said, "you can have this back." i talked to him on monday, march 15, 99 about using his own disks on the internet. i thought he knew that it was wrong since he purchased a new one & didn't use it (he wanted the a drive unlocked) i warned him that next time there was a problem he could lose his internet privileges. on march 18, 99 in the evening, mr. ___ was using an internet station in the internet room. he left just before closing. ___ went to the computer to turn it off for the evening and a pornographic site came up. i clicked to see if i could get in and was able to. i have not seen ___ since march 18. i have not as yet suspended his internet privileges, but will warn
aiken-bamberg-barnwell-edgefield regional library aiken sc adult accessing pornography tried to do a search for : black + females. these two young men were originally signed up on computers #8 and #9, but they wanted to go back into the internet room. ___ had originally signed them onto the internet and gave them a copy of the internet policy. when they switched to computers #6 and #7, i reminded them about staying out of the chat rooms and off of inappropriate sites. they both said they understood the policy, and it is the same policy used at their school. when ___ was shutting down the computers at 8:50pm, she saw a minimized box on computer #6. when she maximized the box, it was a pornography site. a brief scan of the history showed another inappropriate site. the search for black + females on computer #7 did not finish. the computer is so slow that it froze up on the patron.
dorchester county library saint george sc adult exposing children to pornogra needed, a block on improper computer usage. limited access to certain computer chat rooms. on sunday the 22nd of february, while spending valuable library time with my 10 year old son, we were shocked to find the computer next to my son in penthouse. obscene picture included. while i'm sure the majority of people would not abuse the privilege, some do and still are. just a note to let you know about a potentially delicate problem.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography banned patron from internet terminals for accessing pornographic material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography banned patron from using internet terminals because of using them for pornographic or sexually explicit material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography banned patron from using our internet terminals for accessing pornographic or sexually explicit material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography banned patron from using terminals due to accessing porno/sexual material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography patron banned from internet computers due to accessing pornographic/sexually explicit materials.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography patron banned from internet terminal usage due to accessing pornographic or sexually explicit material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography patron banned from internet terminals for accessing sexually explicit/pornographic material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography patron banned from the use of our internet computers for accessing pornographic and/or sexually explicit material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography patron banned from use of internet computers because of accessing pornographic/sexually explicit material.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography patron banned from using internet terminal for accessing sexually explicit materials.
florence county library florence sc adult accessing pornography we banned a patron from the use of our internet terminals for accessing pornographic or sexual explicit material.
georgetown county library system georgetown sc adult accessing inappropriate mater other minor violations have occurred from time to time but have not warranted written reports.
georgetown county library system georgetown sc adult accessing pornography this afternoon when i went back on reference coverage at 1:50pm all three internet computers were in use. i started to do a quick visual check of the internet usage and found that the young man using the middle computer was viewing pornography. (called "college girls") i told him he had to exit the web page, that that was not acceptable usage, would have to stop using the computer immediately. when he got up there were still pornographic images on the next two pages i closed down. i then told him he would lose his internet privileges for one week. i asked him his name, ___ and confirmed with ___ who had been on reference.
greenwood public library greenwood sc adult accessing pornography this letter follows up our brief conversation at the library today. after you used the library's internet computer, the next users found it to be locked onto a pornographic site. repeated efforts to leave this site failed, and the computer continued to come back to it. you violated the internet use agreement you signed in several ways: 1) by locking onto an internet site; 2) the display of obscene images to the next users; and, 3) harassing and insulting the next users with those images. your behavior leaves me no choice but to ban you from using the library's internet computer. 11/20/97
hartsville memorial library hartsville sc adult accessing inappropriate mater with the exception of a few individuals, who have had to be reminded of the rules of viewing sites in a public setting.
lexington county public library system batesburg sc adult accessing pornography there have been very few cases where a patron has purposefully or accidentally accessed pornographic or sexually explicit material, and when it has occurred the staff at the branch has asked the person to stop in accordance with the internet use agreement which the patron signed. we have had no complaints from any patron about another patron accessing the above mentioned material or sites. (**2 incidents)
pickens county library easley sc adult accessing pornography i went in to shut down the internet computer in room #1 and found porn sites still up. mr. ____ was the only patron on the internet today. he was on from 2:50pm - 4:00pm.
pickens county library easley sc adult accessing pornography mr. _____ was in the internet room (#1) when i walked up to the front desk. the door was ajar, and i saw that he was viewing pornographic materials. i went to my supervisor (______) and together we went to the director's office to report the policy violation.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography 1/18/99 patron observed on pornographic site and was informed that was unacceptable.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography 1/20/99 patron used a different name to sign in. when he left at 1:55pm i checked the computer he had been using. there were 8/10 windows all open to pornographic sites. i closed all the windows. staff person found him in the library and i informed him what i had found on his computer.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography 1/20/99 patron was warned about looking at goregallery.com (similar to rotten.com).
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc child accessing inappropriate mater a young man was chatting. i had stopped him on 2 previous occasions when he was using the internet. he argued he wasn't chatting, i pointed out the words "chisel chat" on the upper left hand corner of the box he was typing in. the screen was full of obscenities.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography had to warn patron to stay out of porno sites.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography i had to warn a patron that he has to stay out of sexually explicit sites on the computers.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc child accessing pornography i was working with a patron who is a visitor to the area. when i returned to my work station after helping the patron for about 5-10 minutes, there was a teenaged looking male sitting in my chair contemplating the nude picture of leonardo decaprio he had pulled up on the internet. i told him that viewing such material violates the user agreement and he would have to get off and that this computer was for staff use only. he left without saying anything.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography patron signed in for internet service. i observed him entering a sexually explicit site. i approached him and told him that he would have to leave the area since he was violating the library's internet rules after several warnings. he claimed that he had not wanted to access the site he was viewing, it was a mistake. i informed him that i had been watching him for 10 minutes and he had accessed the site.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing inappropriate mater second warning to patron who was on inappropriate site. staff witnessed that he tried to input a password.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc pornography left for children three young men (junior high age) who had been using the internet told me there had been a problem printing something. when they had put a dime in the coin box the page that printed was not what they had on their screen. their exact words were "pornography just came out of the printer". i took the sheet, apologized. the mother came back and asked if they had told anyone. i told her they had.
spartanburg county public library spartanburg sc adult accessing pornography warned patron about porno sites. not appropriate.
yankton comm library yankton sd adult accessing inappropriate mater occasionally, a patron has seen something objectionable on another patron's pc and has reported it to the library director or staff, but the situation was resolved on the spot with no further ramifications.
gray branch - jonesborough library gray tn adult accessing pornography male patron accessed porn sites (or at least what i consider porn) but have no documentation.
gray branch - jonesborough library gray tn adult accessing pornography male patron accessed porn sites, but have no written documentation.
gray branch - jonesborough library gray tn adult accessing pornography male patron has accessed porn sites, no documentation.
kingsport public library kingsport tn adult accessing inappropriate mater in response to your request for information dated june 7, 1999, i have not been able to locate any written records of patron/staff complaints, internal memos, email messages, or incident reports about patrons accessing pornographic or sexually explicit material on public internet terminals. i have only been at this library a very short time, but have heard from staff that a few past problems required verbal reminders about the library's internet access policy, as well as requests to exit out of sites. the library has only two public internet-accessible computers and has made use of cyberpatrol filtering software for at least the past two years. the city's legal department has advised the library to not make any major internet policy changes until further case law develops. (**2 incidents)
alexander memorial library cotulla tx child accessing pornography we've had two incidents of children getting into inappropriate websites. two third graders who accessed a website containing nudity, and some middle school students who were in a website that allowed them to kill famous people on-line (pictures of their heads being blown off, bleeding knife & gunshot wounds, etc) we also had some problems with students getting into the hard drive and changing the settings, so we added the policy that middle-school age children and younger must have an adult accompany them when using the computers. so far, the high school youth have acted responsibly towards the computer and internet, but if that behavior changes, our policy will change as well. (**2 incidents)
amarillo public library amarillo tx pornography left on printer/screen 1/20/99 left "e" on porn sites.
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 1/23/99 patron using website with naked ladies when i brought 2 kids up who were signed up.
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 2/1/99 i saw a patron on pac terminal using the internet with a girly site, as i was assisting a lady. i informed him that those were not internet terminals and he said he knew, that he was just logging out, and he did.
amarillo public library amarillo tx pornography left on printer/screen 2/1/99 someone left sexually explicit site open on station d (www.adultland.com).
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 2/5/99 patron had sexually explicit site open on the internet and 7 other windows open.
amarillo public library amarillo tx pornography left on printer/screen 3/26/99 patron left pornographic site on "a".
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 4/24/99 patron was looking at porno.
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 4/7/99 second time after being warned about pornography sites, left porno on the computer.
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 5/4/99 patron viewing porno when i went to get him off the computer.
amarillo public library amarillo tx pornography left on printer/screen 6/10/99 patron left pornographic site on.
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amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 6/14/99 patron caught looking at porn sites on "c" and probably printing them out.
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 6/14/99 patron possibly looking at porn over 10 sites on computer after his hour was up.
amarillo public library amarillo tx adult accessing pornography 6/15/99 patron left porno windows open.
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austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography ___ noticed customer was viewing pornography on the internet. she went to my office & called the police, since we were expecting school kids to come in immediately. police officers took him outside & told him not to do that, anymore. ___(sites internet). sites accessed: free,ultimatehardcore.com/html/index.html and nookie.com
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography ___ was upset that he could no longer access an adult site that he had been viewing since cyberpatrol was updated yesterday. he said that if cyberpatrol was not removed by the time he returned to terrazas he was going to have the person in charge arrested for violating his civil rights. i told him about the unfiltered sites but he was not interested.
austin public library austin tx pornography left on printer/screen ____ discovered offensive wallpaper images (scantily clad woman) left by previous user. these appeared when she closed netscape browser after her session. ___ reported this to dennis simpson.
austin public library austin tx pornography left on printer/screen a man who did not sign in properly (no name) was on the internet for hours, he was behaving kind of strange when staff would walk by. after he left a young boy signed in to use computer and left very quickly. when our staff went to check on the computer, there was a porno picture on one wallpaper & we could not get it off. the man had downloaded his disc into the internet & had left the picture for all to see. brief description: tall white male, kind of husky with a long shirt that went to his knees. very short dark blond hair. first time in aho.
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography a patron came to the reference desk saying someone was using the internet computer to print (view?) pornography. she said she was offended and wanted us to do something about it. i couldn't get her to tell her story in a coherent way even after asking direct questions. was someone printing pornography from the internet? did you see it on the screen? which person? which computer? she never answered the questions. but continued to complain about the use of tax money, how offended she was, and how we needed to do something about it. i told her we'd look into it. after i helped a few people waiting at the desk, i walked around the internet computer and the printers. i saw nothing offensive or out of the ordinary. on her way out the library she stopped by the circulation desk and complained to david harris. he offered to give him her phone number (linda & acad), but she said she'd later call the statesman.
austin public library austin tx child porn being accessed a young man (not sure of age) was using the austin free net to print pedophile pictures off the internet. john neale was at the other machine when john saw what the patron was printing, he confiscated the prints. the man chased john & tried to get the pages back. john told him to leave the library and not to ever use the austin free net stations again.
austin public library austin tx child porn being accessed a young man was looking at and printing pictures that i think are illegal to even own. john neale saw what he was printing and confiscated the copies. john told .......pedonet. should we be asking for people's id? what if this boy is not 18 or over. what should the staff do if this person comes in again?
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography anita fudell, library services manager, austin public library, first tried to call ___ on april 1, 1998. she wasn't home so she left a message with the person answering the phone, identifying herself asking for ___ to call her back. on april 3, 1998, she called again & reached ___. she identified herself & told ___ that she was calling on behalf of mayor protem gus garcia's office regarding her letter of complaint about the unfiltered internet stations at four austin public library locations. before getting into a discussion of the pros & cons of internet filtering, she told ___ the dollar figure that the library was reported to have spent on the unfiltered internet pilot project was incorrect. she was relieved to learn we have not spent $60,000 on this project, as was inaccurately reported on channel 7 news. ___ explained that she was very concerned that homeless people, who are often deranged (her words), would have free access to pornography at the public library. she told her about an experience h
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography cyber patrolnot blocking adult toys i entered "toys" at alta vista search screen, then clicked on first site toys 4 lovers - within 3 clicks i was at a menu - chose "bondage" - the next screen is very graphic. http://www.toys4lovers.com/ fyi - be aware that this site is not blocked and would be considered objectionable by many.
austin public library austin tx child porn being accessed downloaded image of child pornography on machine #2 ipeg in tempfile.
austin public library austin tx adult accidentally viewing pornogra extremely graphic website: www.venuspleasures.com/invitati.htm # bookmark this was found when a clerk was helping a patron find info on reproduction.
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography female patron called the branch, said she had been in the library earlier and when she was near the internet terminals "some young men" had pornography on the screen, asked why we didn't have a filter to keep that kind of stuff out of the library.
austin public library austin tx pornography left on printer/screen found this site on computer #1 at www.venus.tv.com cyber patrol was enabled at the time. we found this address by backing up apparently a previous user got into this address.
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography i happened to glance at what one man was searching on the web, he was looking at pictures of nude women in very offensive positions. i found it thoroughly disgusting. i'm not complaining about any services vendered just that a better screening mechanism should be brought in.
austin public library austin tx complaint / no incident i just found out about the horrifying fact that pornography has been reissued as accessible at the public library on the internet. one of the four branches that is offering this trash is across the street from the high school that my younger brother and sisters have been, and will continue to be, attending. it has been shown in court in numerous cases, that child molesters and rapists have read and/or looked at pornography before nabbing their victims. i do not want my siblings or any other child at risk for such heinous crimes. also, there is a daycare next door to this particular branch. the branch i am referring to is the manchaca branch. i have not heard which other branches this filth is being offered at, but i am sure that there are other schools nearby those, also. i really cannot think of a public library that is not close to a public school. this puts many children at risk. how many students get projects and term papers assigned, which have to go to the public library for research? how can
austin public library austin tx child accessing pornography last week my stepson was completing a project at the howson branch library on exposition near windsor. when he came home, he informed my wife about an experience he had at the library. he and a friend had the opportunity to watch a young girl playing on the internet. this, in itself, is fine. it was the subject that this young girl was exploring on the internet that troubled me, it was pornography. neither my wife nor i consider ourselves prudes, but i am curious as to why an eleven year old has the chance to see this at the public library. as far as i know, playboy and other similar magazines are not available within the library, so why is it acceptable to view pornography on the computer? i contacted the head librarian at howson who was equally concerned and desires to help curb the problem, but she explained there are others that are pushing the issue of "freedom of information". i understand they are trying to balance the issue by putting software on the system which limits or at least slows down a pa
austin public library austin tx child porn being accessed man was in ato surfing for semi-clothed pictures of pre-adolescent children. www.ivan.net/outbound/index.htm block this site.
austin public library austin tx adult exposing children to pornogra patron called to report that her daughter observed a man engaging in "computer sex". apparently typing in sexually explicit language. (it was her time to begin her session and the man was not leaving, so she approached him.) she finally asked her mother about it (or told her) after a few days. patron was not overly alarmed. she just wanted us to know about it.
austin public library austin tx adult accessing pornography patron said she was able to go up on unfiltered station and draw up obscene material left by previous person. did not want to fill out form. was not complaining. just observation.
austin public library austin tx pornography left on printer/screen pornographic printout from internet found placed on top of newspapers. photograph.
austin public library austin tx child accessing pornography this comment was given to me by phyllis mendoza cpt along with copies made by 12-13 year old boys (which i will send you through interoffice mail). a mother came in late yesterday to find out why her son was able to print this, i explained that cyberpatrol should have blocked this. however, it didn't. i also explained that we have no control over what the kids print, since we cannot monitor them. i also let her know we would have this looked into. http://rat.org/mk/humor/nude.htm, http://www.demon.co.uk/transcom/playboy.htm, http://ny.yahoo.com/external/model/
austin public library austin tx pornography left on printer/screen this print out found by staff near unfiltered internet station (not in current use). i think it's a problem because kids look for scratch paper all over the library.
austin public library austin tx child porn being accessed a librarian at the spicewood springs branch library encountered a patron printing images of child pornography on the library printer that the patron had found through the internet. staff confiscated the pictures over the vehement objections of the patron. texas library journal: "meeting the pressure to filter", 2/97
austin public library austin tx adult exposing children to pornogra the circulation supervisor witnessed an adult customer instructing a group of children on how to access pornographic sites on the internet. texas library journal: "meeting the pressure to filter", 2/97
bastrop public library bastrop tx pornography left for children i have no documents relating to materials that have been viewed on our public access terminals. about a year ago we had a small incident where a man sat down to use our internet computer with his son and a friend of his son, and when he moved the mouse to release the screen saver, he found someone had left an unacceptable (in his opinion) site viewable on the screen. the man simply informed a staff member, after having exited out of the site himself. he lodged no formal complaint. i was not on duty at the time, so my staff related the incident to me. i did not document it. we are currently in the process of upgrading our network, and we expect to have eight public access terminals up and running in the next few days. we previously had only one stand alone internet access terminal.
beaumont public library beaumont tx adult accessing pornography i was helping a patron at the xerox machine when a lady patron informed me that a man was viewing pornographic material on one of the internet computers. he had the monitor turned toward the window and she saw it as she was approaching the front door. i confronted the man and saw that he was viewing a pornographic site. i told him that a patron had been offended by the site and that he was to log off it, which he did. 2/12/98
beaumont public library beaumont tx child accessing pornography i was notified by a lady patron that two young men were viewing pornographic material on the internet computers while small children were close by. i told the older boy to get off the computer. later he was helping the twelve-year-old boy to view the same site. i told him to leave the library; he argued with me and i told him i would call the police. he later left and the younger boy left later. 7/21/98
brazoria county public library brazoria county tx adult accessing pornography www.whitehouse.com, porn pictures left on screen. 12/14/98
calhoun county library port lavaca tx adult accessing inappropriate mater when a patron has obviously gotten into an area that is not suitable for the public area, the patron has asked politely if they needed assistance. i know that this sounds like a very "naive" approach to a weighty issue. i am very cognizant of the first amendment and have a deep respect for our constitution and legislation that supports it. i know that legislation may be enacted that will affect how the library markets internet access and i will abide by it.
colony public library the colony tx adult accessing pornography an adult patron observed daniel r scrolling through graphic pornography at 7pm june 3. he found it highly offensive and notified karen. she observed the screen and told me. daniel has been warned about this before and was told he may not use the library for one week.
colony public library the colony tx child accessing pornography female patron called expressing concern that her daughter had accessed and printed a photograph of a naked man.
colony public library the colony tx child accidentally viewing pornogra parent stated that her daughter unwittingly accessed inappropriate material, notified the librarian on duty (who she said was unable to duplicate the results). she stated her concern that the two workstations were side by side. i explained that actually they are around the corner from each other and that we very carefully, strategically placed the unfiltered station to take optimal use of the privacy screen (explain what that screen does). she mentioned need for people at home to be adults to subscribe to an isp (credit card), to purchase materials at 7-11, etc. we discussed the research applications of the library's workstations, the library's encouragement of parents to take an active role in guiding their children's use, the tool provided to parents, signage, etc.
d bob henson memorial library nederland tx child accessing pornography called 5/20/98 to discuss our internet access. stated that his son had come home and told him another student had gotten into an x-rated site. he was concerned and wanted to know what our policy was. he feels that access should be filtered by word. if we can't guarantee filter or keep the kids off or out of those sites, then we shouldn't allow them to have access at all.
d bob henson memorial library nederland tx child accessing pornography parent called 11/7. her child is at the middle school and came to the library after school. evidently he or some of his friends used our computers to tie into a site that contained nudity. afterwards he went home and told his mother. she called later and was upset. she said that this was the reason they did not own a computer or have internet access. she indicated that she knew we did not have a large staff, but that if we could not supervise its use we should shut down our connection. her other view was that if we did not, evidently she would have to stop her child from coming to the library.
el progreso memorial library uvalde tx adult accessing pornography we have had only 1 patron who we observed bringing up pornography on a regular basis. we posted the texas penal codes law against "obscene display or distribution" and have had no trouble since then.
gibbs memorial library mexia tx adult accessing pornography we do not have copies of any incident reports on internet pornography. we have had a couple of incidents of this type but none that required documentation. (**2 incidents)
houston public library houston tx complaint / no incident ________ has written to me regarding minor access to illegal unfiltered internet in the hpl. i agree that we cannot allow our children to look at pornography on the internet at the library.
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography a woman called and asked if we knew a man was putting pornography into the computer and did we allow that. i explained to her that the juvenile computers were filtered and the adult computers had shield screens on them. she continued saying she didn't believe when her child told her of the man, so she came in and checked, then said he's still there. i explained that it sounded like he was downloading, not playing his discs. she did not want to accept what i was saying, so i gave her the name of someone at main library.
houston public library houston tx adult exposing children to pornogra as i waited in line for a computer with a printer, i realized that the male user of a computer next to mine had accessed a pornographic site on the internet which displayed very graphic photos visible to anyone standing nearby or walking by. at the time, my initial alarm was for my daughter several computers away. i spoke to the librarians, they told me that this was an ongoing problem and that the legal dept had told them there was nothing that could be done except to impose the 20 minute user limit.
houston public library houston tx child accessing pornography children are able to access sex related web sites. every time i go to use the computers someone has left the web open and it usually has some obscene pictures showing. is it possible to block this from computers? i know it is impossible for staff to constantly monitor computer use. help!
houston public library houston tx child accessing pornography complaint alleges that c of h libraries allow children/minors to watch pornography on the computer internet. he himself was at library with his daughter and just happened to look over to computers and saw some kids looking at this pornography. he went to report this to librarians and all they did was to tell the kid to place his privacy screen. they said that's all they could do. complaint feels kids have their own peep shows at libraries.
houston public library houston tx complaint / no incident constituent telephoned my office regarding (un)filtered internet access in hpl system. the constituent is requesting for some type of monitoring on unfiltered internet access.
houston public library houston tx child accessing pornography i am appalled the young people have access to pornography via the hpl internet system. i walked by while students pulled up a web site that displayed public lewdness on the internet. it is a sad day on america that my tax dollars are being used for such in the name of the first amendment. it is a shame!
houston public library houston tx complaint / no incident i do not agree that the internet is open for children to go into and see pornography and on sex line chats. i am a concerned parent. i always want my children to go to the library, but not if they are able to use the computers for this manner.
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography i don't believe it is appropriate for people to come in the library and have such vulgarity on the computer. they have school age children in the library during the day and for me to come in and pull up x-rated pictures on the computer and print them is wrong. i wouldn't want my children and any others to be submitted to see things until it is time.
houston public library houston tx child accessing inappropriate mater i have a problem with the things that the children are viewing such as the wrestling program on the internet. i understand that people have the right to view whatever they want but when it comes to children, temptations are there and they may not be able to turn them away. profanity and nudity does (or partial nudity) exist under that program.
houston public library houston tx child accessing pornography i have witnessed young children accessing internet hard core pornography sites at the local library. in may 1998 the child was using the adult display to access the internet and swiftly exited the sexually explicit site once he knew an adult was behind him. i spoke to the librarian who said they only had block programs on the children's displays.
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography i recently was astounded on a visit to your library to see a rather unsavory individual enjoying internet pornography on one of your catalogue screens. i spoke with a nearby houston police officer and was told that this was the man's right by law, not that they were in any way in agreement with that.
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography i was shocked to see a very public display of a very graphic close-up pornographic picture on a computer. a patron had downloaded this photo and it was clearly visible from 30 feet away. i spoke to a librarian about it and she told me that so long as the patron was not touching himself, it was legal and there was nothing that the library could do. i am a lawyer, but i have not researched the law concerning pornography in libraries. if we cannot legally do something, then i would expect that many parents would no longer allow their children to go to the library, at least not without close supervision. this would be a tragic result.
houston public library houston tx pornography left for children i went to the library and as i sat at a computer there was a porn picture on the screen from the internet. kids were passing by at the time. i want someone to push for tougher legislation against something that should be viewed in privacy. if you have to amend the constitution, do it.
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography i would like you to revise the library internet policy. the current policy permits users to access pornographic websites. i would like to see library internet pornography curtailed as soon as possible. pornographic materials displayed in public libraries embarrasses me. what embarrasses me most is handling complaints from irate patrons who feel they have a right to visit the library without being assaulted by obscene materials on public display at the internet terminals. i believe the current library policy will harm the library's reputation and lower staff morale. i don't believe we are protecting anyone's freedom of speech.
houston public library houston tx child accessing pornography in august 1998 i stood behind a set of brothers using two side by side display monitors. one child about twelve was teaching two others about ten and eight years old how to access the pornography sites. both monitors displayed the exact same site immediately noticeable by color and format. as i came closer to the monitors, the twelve year old quickly clicked off the site, but the two boys didn't know what to do so their pictures stayed on display.
houston public library houston tx adult exposing children to pornogra it is very upsetting that people are allowed to openly view pornography on the internet. it is particularly disconcerting when children are needing to do research right next to a sick pedophile! this must be stopped. perhaps a special "adult" section could be set up allowing those who wish to scan pornography can do so without exposing innocent children. i don't believe that my tax dollars are being used to the best interest of our society by allowing this.
houston public library houston tx complaint / no incident it's unreasonable to allow the internet monitors to be in plain sight to any child entering the library. reason would dictate an accommodation to the access of this adult information vs. our adult obligations to protect children. come on there is some way to achieve both.
houston public library houston tx adult exposing children to pornogra my two daughters and i went to the library to use the computers. they still needed to use the computers after the children's library on the lower level was closed. i was appalled to see grown men were gaining access to pornographic sites in plain view of children and women with the most graphic obscene images imaginable. the fellow between us, a 10 year old and another 8-10 year old girl was pulling up porn sites all over the place. before i moved my child, i noticed the 8-10 year old was checking out the screens of the two men next to her. she asked the guy on her right who was looking at a cartoon kind of screen for help, he indicated where she could find the site and she attempted to do so. the child pulled up several adult looking screens which were titled "goddess" with naked women, etc. i couldn't take this anymore and went up to her and asked her if she was trying to access a children's site. she said she was and i showed her how to get into pbs website that had child appropriate items. i repo
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography on my business visits to houston i frequently use the central library facilities. i am disturbed to see unfiltered access to the internet. i witnessed today a man viewing the playboy calendar in full view of anyone happening to walk by. given the fact your patrons constitute all walks of our society. i find it disturbing that this access could influence those inquiring minds of material that does not uphold the moral character we hope for our society. the screening device you are considering does not go far enough.
houston public library houston tx adult accessing pornography patrons complain about seeing internet pornography displayed on other patrons computer terminal.
houston public library houston tx adult exposing children to pornogra recently i had taken my twelve year old daughter into the branch for some research information and we were disturbed to find some young men using the internet computers to review the latest pornography. i reported this to the librarian, she approached the young men and said something to them. she then advised me that the situation such as this is one that the library is tolerating and that monitors had been placed on higher tables to limit access by children. i am requesting that the library take control of this situation. if there is a policy, please strengthen it; if not, turn off the unrestricted internet or place the monitors in front of the librarian or in a closet. there is no excuse for open viewing of material that is not suitable for children in a public library.
houston public library houston tx child accessing pornography there are kids who come in groups to the library and they rotate in turns at the computers. i have observed the things they are watching: cartoons, jerry springer sites, explicit sites, porn web pages and other sites that are disgusting. all the while i stand behind these middle school kids after more than twenty minutes when all i need is research to complete a thesis i am working on. i am also a tax payer and this is the crap that results in my taxes going to a public library!
houston public library houston tx complaint / no incident use of computer and internet for pornography material while kids are present in the library.
houston public library houston tx complaint / no incident while i was assisting a patron at the reference desk, i overheard another patron talking to a fellow staff member about her objections to patrons viewing pornographic material at the library. since patrons could legally view any material available on the web, she assumed that patrons could behave inappropriately toward children (ie: exposing themselves and touching them inappropriately) without any consequence.
irving public library irving tx adult accessing pornography an older gentleman was on pc #4 and used history to open up where he had been and right under his was www.pornography.com so being a good citizen he tried to test our filter and sure enough it went to this site and he was shocked! i explained to him that the filter is not 100%. he was not real upset.
irving public library irving tx adult accessing pornography i am concerned about the viewing of pornographic material on the internet. a person who looked to be of age was viewing pornographic material. he got off of that particular computer. then my sons, ages 13 and 15 got on it, hit a button and were exposed to the pornographic material the viewer was looking at. also, this previous viewer continued to view pornographic material on another computer in plain view.
irving public library irving tx adult accessing pornography last night, while closing out the internet on our pc's i was exposed to the filthiest imaginable images. i know i lead and was raised in a protected environment, but no one, especially children should have to be exposed to this. i would guess the teenage boys who probably were the ones who pulled it up thought it was a joke. i personally wish we did not have internet in our department, but since it is, i hope you are or will be taking steps to limit this kind of access.
irving public library irving tx child accessing pornography please would you monitor the content of the material in your internet. this printout was brought home by my daughter age eleven.
llano county library system llano tx adult accessing pornography 3/29/99 a patron was caught viewing pornography on computer #4. patron returned to the library with her daughter in law. i spoke with her and reminded her of the library internet policy. i told her that if it happened again that she could have charges filed against her. she stated that she accidentally got caught on these sites and that she doesn't come to the library to look at porno. i told her that in the future that if she was stuck to come and get one of the staff to come and help her out of these sites.
llano county library system llano tx adult accessing pornography i observed one of our patrons viewing a pornographic site on one of the internet computers. i happened to walk by and the picture i saw had the word "fetish" pulled up. this offended me. we had a book sale area and the patrons walk by where this terminal is.
montgomery county memorial library system conroe tx adult accessing pornography i strongly object to pornography coming in over your computers. my family will not be coming in any longer until you refuse to allow it to come in. who do you think looks at this stuff? pedophiles that's who.
nacogdoches public library nacogdoches tx child accessing inappropriate mater 1/12/99 phone is disconnected. 1/12/99 said he was glad i told him no, said just revoke it. told him boy could use it with father.
nacogdoches public library nacogdoches tx child accessing pornography 7/9/98 can no longer use because looking at sex photos. told mother. revoked 1/8/99 reviewing wrong material.
nesbitt memorial library columbus tx complaint / no incident on may 6, charles approached me with his concerns about our internet access policy. he had earlier discussed the policy with alma. we each explained the policy to him, and assured him that it had been developed during months of research, consideration, and discussion. he suggested to me that we install filters or blockers on our public access internet computer.
newton county public library newton tx child accessing pornography i let ________ use the internet computer. he was showing one of the guests how it worked. when i had to leave the computer room with the guest i told ______ to get off the computer. he acknowledged, said he would. as i left the room i saw he was still on the net and went into the room and told him a third time to get off. he said he would. i couldn't stay with him because ot the guests i was seeing to. i went to the outside door and his mother and sister were ready to leave. i asked if they had finally gotten john off the computer, as i had told him 3 times to log off and was annoyed with him. we walked back to the computer room. _______ was just coming out the door. his mother told him i was annoyed that he had not done as i said. they left. _________ was leaving the room just behind ________. she told me that she had walked up to the storage cabinet and seen that he was looking at hard porn on the screen. she scolded him, told him to get off. i understand that he could not or did not get out
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident as a christian i am appalled at you granting permission to your library for children to view, use, read, see pornographic material.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident as a christian, and someone who is trying to influence the lives of younger americans, i find it appalling that you would allow pornography in libraries. please do something to stop this. if you don't then maybe your children, or grandchildren will be looking at this. do you really want them to do that? i sincerely hope not.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident as a very concerned citizen and taxpayer in san antonio, i am writing to ask you to do all in your power to secure the technology available that will block the accessibility to pornography through the library's computer internet.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident as an ex-san antontioan i was appalled to find that the young people of san antonio school would have access to pornography in the school libraries. my children were educated in olmos, nimitz, and robert e lee and were well ahead of the children in the school district we came into in vermont/new hampshire and pornography was not a part of the education in sat. pornography will not help, but only hinder the minds of your young people in sat. remember that as civic leader of a great city the responsibility for leadership calls for leadership by example. set a higher standard. please.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident can you please get that porno off the internet. it is against god and all he represents.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident during you campaign for mayor, i sensed that you were a man with strong moral values. please confirm my belief in you by using your influence to get the access to pornography out of our public library. it is an offense to sell porno material to minors in stores, and i feel that the library is equally guilty by providing access to this kind of material. i do not want my tax dollars spent for such trash!! for the welfare of our city's young people, please put an end to this atrocity.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident first of all, congratulations on being elected our new mayor. i am writing you to find out what type of action plan you have to stop the free access to adult sites on the internet at the public library. i have two small children (and a third on the way), and will not allow them to go to the public library lest they accidentally see an explicit pornographic picture. the city has regulations to prevent minors from seeing this type of trash in stores or at theaters, so why should it not be regulated at the public library? there are definitely pictures on the internet that violate the 'obscenity' laws currently in place. i believe in freedom, and i believe in decency. please help us protect our children, and email me with your response.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident howard, it isn't wise to allow children access to pornography in any situation where the influence of your office or personal moral leadership is concerned. there are programs available to place in your library computers that would prevent their access to this sickening material. i am absolutely certain you would not approve of young children or grandchildren in your own family reading and viewing obscene material. please take whatever action within the power of your office to see that this problem is corrected quickly and positively.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am a san antonio and a pastor of a major internet ministry. as such i always have been proud to represent san antonio as a wonderful place to raise a family and a great place for children. recently mr. peak, i have been amazed at the "do nothing" approach that our city has had over the issue of pornography on the internet at our libraries. if a child tried to purchase pornography at a local ice house, he could not. if he tried to buy liquor, he would be denied, cigarettes, the same. yet mr. mayor he can go to our library and access the raunchiest trash on the internet. it must cease now!
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am appalled at what has been happening at our city library. i am, of course, speaking about the pornography being accessed through the internet by minors. but what concerns me even more is the attitude and position taken by the city library! a spokesman for the library who says "most parents do not want a third party intervening on their behalf"? does that mean we do not have the right to enforce any rules governing the library because that would be a third party intervening on their behalf? that just doesn't make sense.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am concerned about our children (and adults, for that matter) having access to pornography via our city library internet.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am horrified to hear that children are able to access internet pornography on the internet in san antonio public libraries. you are the mayor of the wonderful city of san antonio. you can do something about it, and i encourage you to take a stand against this.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am strongly opposed to pornography being available to minors at the public library. failing to do everything in our power to prevent access to the pornography is failing to live up to our responsibilities as citizens, parents, and adults. i expect you to take action to restrict the access to pornography at the public library.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am utterly appalled to learn that the san antonio library system is allowing children to access pornography over the internet. you are putting responsible parents in the position of having to deny their children the use of the library facilities in so doing. there is no justification for this position at all. adults who wish to access pornography over the internet can buy their own computers and do so from their homes. there is no need for the public library to subsidize this type of activity for adults, and in so doing to ruin the library experience for kids. furthermore, it should be easy enough to set age limits for access to certain machines and to put internet nanny software on machines kids have access to. i hope these suggestions are helpful.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am writing in regard to the recent news that children have access to pornography over the internet in every library in san antonio. it is my understanding that not only are children allowed access to it, but in many cases is in open view for all other children in the library to see (in spite of the protective screens). i also understand it is against the law to tell the person at the computer that what they are viewing is inappropriate. i strongly protest your policy of allowing this kind of material in our libraries.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am writing to request your action relating to the library/internet issue. although your office purports very few calls have been received, i respectfully submit to you that the inaction and irresponsibility of your constituents is no excuse for your own ambivalence. you are in the position of leadership and are therefore in the best position to respond for the good of our community. my husband and i both voted for you. you were our councilman and your position on such issues as the art allocation led us to believe your standards most closely resembled our own. with all due respect, mr. mayor, please don't hide behind the proverbial "polls" doctrine that implies the leader is no longer accountable when the community is too slovenly to speak up.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am writing to you because i recently heard on kslr, a christian radio station, that you are not and will not do anything to stop our minor children from viewing pornography on the internet. i personally could not and would not want to be responsible for allowing our minors to view such trash.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i am writing to you concerning the pornography that is available to minors on the san antonio library internet. since it is illegal for minors to purchase pornography at stores, i believe it should be restricted from their access at the public library. we have certain restrictions in what is allowed in billboard, magazine, and television advertisements. our tax-payer funded library should have the same.
san antonio public library san antonio tx adult accessing pornography i am writing you in reference to a recent visit to the mccreless library on 8-6-97. at the time of my visit, i needed to use the reference computer to locate a book for my college class, as i passed the terminal that houses internet capabilities at a glance i noticed that the man of approximate age of 55 was viewing pornographic material. i am writing you to inform you, as a paying customer of your library system living in wilson county i purchase my library privileges, i do not advocate the availability of this type of material. it's one thing to consider the censorship of the written word but a person has to make a decision to read such material. in no way, did i consent to that material and i was exposed to it. i am very grateful that on this rare occasion i did not have my 13-year old son with me.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i cannot believe that you would allow youngsters access to internet pornography! that is appalling! as a christian, an concerned american citizen, i think this needs to be addressed and stopped! one does not feel safe sending one's child to the library anymore!! absolutely disgraceful!
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i object to my taxpayer money being used by the san antonio library system to make pornography available to minors.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i object to the availability of pornography to minors on the internet at our city's libraries.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i think i have a good compromise to the "porn on the internet" problem. as a librarian myself (at a research library in town), i understand the need to provide information. however, as a parent, i object to my children having unlimited access to pornography. even my teenage daughter couldn't believe that the library ( a place of learning) would provide her with something that is illegal for her to purchase.
san antonio public library san antonio tx child accessing pornography i think usage of internet-ready computers should be monitored. many times i have waited an unnecessary amount of time to perform research on the web, only because there are teenagers (high-school age & younger) downloading pornographic web pages or homeless people ( i know because they have the same clothes on everyday & smell badly) spending their days in chat rooms, engaging in silly social conversations! the library has become a day-care center.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i want you to know how i feel about pornography being freely available in my public libraries through unrestricted internet access. freely available to anyone of any age. typically, the younger people are the more computer literate and are more likely to find all there is to find on the internet. these are the same people who are the most vulnerable to pornography's damaging effects. just as i never want our libraries to ever have penthouse or hustler available in the stacks, i don't want pornography available on the library's computer terminals.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i was shocked to hear yesterday that our libraries are allowing teens to access pornographic material on the internet. in the past, i have always thought of the library as a wonderful place for our young people to go and read and see the wealth of wonderful books available. i could hardly believe that the library would allow teens to access such filth on their computers.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i would like to address the issue of pornography on the internet which is being made available to the children of our community at the local library. i vehemently oppose my tax dollars being used to make pornography available to anyone much less the impressionable youth of san antonio. it is my hope that you as mayor of this city will do all in your power to put a stop to this practice as soon as possible. i would also like you to make your position known on this issue so that i may better determine whether or not to vote for you in future elections.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident i, as a christian, am disturbed at the thought that you would have nothing to say about letting children access pornography on the internet in libraries. studies show that cities with strip clubs and porno shops have a higher rate of rape and sexual assault. please do something for our, and your children, and the people (mostly woman) of your city.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident it has been brought to my attention that the local library is now allowing access to the internet to the local teens and children in the area. i am appalled that this would be allowed. on the internet are many sites which contain crude pornography. please, please reconsider allowing the children access to such sites. the world is disintegrating as it is. do you want to say you played a part in that by turning your back on this?
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident it has come to my attention that your public library system allegedly allows children to access pornography on the internet. i cannot believe that this is true, but, if it is, i want to express my objection to such a policy. i know that i am not a resident of san antonio, but pornography adversely affects all communities. we all pay a high price and its effects can be felt nationwide. please look into this matter. i thank you for your time in reading this e-mail.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident it is my understanding that children have access to pornography through the library internet provision in the san antonio library. i want to register my objection as a christian, a parent, and a united states citizen. i am sure you can exercise your influence to halt this condition, and appeal to you to do so.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident just a quick note to let you know that my family and i do not feel that pornography has a place in a public library.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident just a short note to let you know that i strongly disagree with the city library and city counsel to let public viewing of pornography in our library system.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident just wanted to let you know that i do know how to "program my vcr" and i also have a library card and have used the computers at the library! why is it that you and ms. garcia feel that those who oppose children having access to pornography on the internet in the library must be uneducated and computer illiterate? i also [gasp!] am a registered nurse and own a home computer! regardless, i still feel that it is wrong for children [who cannot go into an x-rated video store or to the corner 7-11 to rent or purchase porn legally] to punch a few buttons on the computer at the library in our city and see things they shouldn't! many parents are not aware that this pornography is available to their children at the library. it seems by your comments in your column that you and ms. garcia feel that parents are not intellectual enough to decide what is best for their children.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident mr. mayor please do not allow our children to watch pornography on the internet at the library. you are their only hope of stopping an addiction that could last a lifetime god bless you and may he cause you to grow in great power.
san antonio public library san antonio tx adult exposing children to pornogra my 16 year old daughter was using the computer for school research and a man at the next computer was watching pornographic pictures and how to purchase obscene sex toys. i am appalled that the library would give people access to this type of program. this programming should be blocked so others aren't exposed to this filth.
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident please, be responsible enough to story the permission of smut at our san antonio public library. i have children, but will never permit them in a library without an adult. this is sad!!!
san antonio public library san antonio tx complaint / no incident