Brooklyn Public Library Agrees to Filter Their Computers


A new effort to protect children at Brooklyn Public Library branches will utilize a new software that will bring greater consistency across all browsers and lead to fewer mistakenly blocked sites, announced Councilman David Greenfield.

Under the most substantial change to the policy, some categories of streaming video are now completely blocked for all users on library computers, regardless of age. The new Websense software will help better block access to websites that contain viruses and other malicious software.

“The new policy balances the need to [protect] minors … without censoring library-goers who are using the public computers in an appropriate manner,” Greenfield said.