Porn No Longer Available On Library Computers In JeffCo

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Pornography will no longer be available on public library computers in Jefferson County. The library board decided to ban the pornographic images.

The ban comes after a woman claims she saw a teenager viewing porn on a computer in the library. She said he was touching himself inappropriately.

“We had an incident where a patron walked in with a young child and witnessed a 17-year-old viewing pornography on the computer and allegedly playing with himself,” said JeffCo Library spokeswoman Rebecca Winning.

A library spokesperson said when they investigated the complaint at Columbine Library in Littleton, they didn’t catch the teen in any act. But after two complaints involving the same teen, they decided the library wasn’t the place where people should be looking at porn.

In the past, people could look at porn on library computers with the use of a privacy screen. It sits on the monitor and the only person who can see what’s on the screen is the person sitting right in front of the computer. From the side, the images disappear.

The ban on pornography starts Sept. 1.

“It’s a policy question and our board felt it was much more important to protect children from exposure to that kind of material,” said Winning.

Comments

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  1. Dawn says:

    it’s disturbing that the library board didn’t have the logical abilities and foresight to ban pornography to begin with.

  2. ella kunadi says:

    Why in the HELL would this EVER have been allowed in the first place!!!??? What idiots on the board!!! Maybe they were a bunch of porn viewers, and didn’t care how many young lives they adversely impacted? Unbelievable.

  3. denvervet says:

    I am surprised this wasn’t blocked in the first place. Does this fall under “freedom of speech”? I think its pretty sick to go to the library to view porn, one would have to be addicted to it. Or……….kids that can’t view it at home would come to the library to watch it? Anyhow, just remove it, bad idea.

  4. Blake says:

    Let’s ban everything that you don’t agree with and see what’s left in the world. I’m not pro-porn but it’s called the land of the free for a reason; lets not push our ideals onto others.

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