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Virtual Parentalism


Joshua Fairfield


Washington and Lee University - School of Law

September 30, 2009

Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-08

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Parents, not laws, ultimately protect children both online and offline. If legislation places adults at legal risk because of the presence of children in virtual worlds, adults will exit those worlds, and children will be isolated into separate spaces. This will not improve safety for children. Instead, this Article suggests that Congress enact measures that encourage filtering technology and parental tools that will both protect children in virtual worlds, and protect free speech online.

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Date posted: October 1, 2009 ; Last revised: November 4, 2009

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Fairfield, Joshua, Virtual Parentalism (September 30, 2009). Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-08. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1480701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1480701

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Washington and Lee University - School of Law ( email )
Lexington, VA 24450
United States
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