Internet Policy for Kids

Please Note:  Parents and other caregivers, not the library staff, are responsible for determining what their child may read, listen to, or view.

Internet Use Policy
Public access to the Internet is limited to adult users and minors with parental consent only.

Library Internet access will be guided by the principles and user rights as delineated in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights in Cyberspace.

Electronic information services, and networks provided by the Library will be readily, equally, and equitably accessible to all Library users.

Access to information will not be denied or limited because of its controversial content or because of personal beliefs or fear of confrontation. The Library does not monitor an individual’s use if the internet: nor does the Library use filtering software.

Information retrieved or utilized electronically is considered constitutionally protected unless determined otherwise by a court with appropriate jurisdiction.

Responsibility for and any restriction of, a child’s use of the Internet rests solely with his or her parents or legal guardians.

The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from its connections to the Internet.  The Library makes no guarantee, either expressed or implied, with respect to the quality or content of the information available on the Internet.  The provision of access does not mean or imply that the Library endorses or sanctions the content or point of view of any of the information or commentary which may be found on the Internet.

The Library cannot protect individuals from information and images which may be personally offensive or disturbing and bears no liability for the display of such.

The Library will terminate the session of individuals displaying of information and/or images which cause a disruption.

Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. The Library has no authority to act In Loco Parentis; however, the Library will make available on-line and/or printed materials on protecting children such as, “Dealing with Cyber Bullies”, “Safe Blogging”, and “Social Networking”; all recommended by the American Library Association and the New Jersey State Library Association, targeted at youth, teen and parent users respectively, and encourage parents to review this information with their children.