Let students have a voice (#stuvoice) about access to websites and apps that are currently blocked by our school district.
Banned Website Awareness Day (September 28th) will be observed all month in the JCHS Library. Students are encouraged to email Dr. Fowler regarding websites/apps that are currently blocked by MCS and why they would like these restrictions removed. A form letter can be found here: snap.vu/14bq
I have witnessed students trying to research breast cancer and MCS blocks the search because of the word BREAST. Also, students researching To Kill a Mockingbird have been similarly blocked due to the work KILL. SnapChat is also blocked but is an important app I use to connect and communicate with students. These are just a few examples of the unnecessary and overly restrictive blocks currently in place in our school district.
This is a great persuasive writing activity and teaches students their role as an active, involved citizen and an advocate for intellectual freedom.