H.R. 1120 (110th): Deleting Online Predators Act of 2007

Feb 16, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Mark Kirk
Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district
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Feb 16, 2007
7 pages

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 16, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 16, 2007
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require recipients of universal service support for schools and libraries to protect minors from commercial social networking websites and chat rooms.


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95 cosponsors (89R, 6D) (show)

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Communications and Technology

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Deleting Online Predators Act of 2007 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require schools and libraries that receive universal service support to enforce a policy that:
(1) prohibits access to a commercial social networking website or chat room unless used for an educational purpose with adult supervision; and
(2) protects against access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors.
Allows an administrator, supervisor, or other authorized person to disable such a technology protection measure during use by an adult, or by minors with adult supervision, to enable access for educational purposes.
Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to: (1) issue a consumer alert regarding use of the Internet by child predators and the potential dangers to children because of such use, including the potential dangers of commercial social networking websites and chat rooms; and (2) establish a website resource of information for parents, teachers, school administrators, and others regarding potential dangers posed by the use of the Internet by children.

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