An Alternative to DOPA

A regular reader of my blog, one who is not an educator and who does not always agree with my ideas, has posted a comment on one of my DOPA entries that I suspect bares some consideration — probably more than I can give at the moment.

He points to a law that was signed on July 27, The Adam Walsh Child Protection Action of 2006. This reader says…

I’m curious why bloggers aren’t drawing attention to The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 which was signed into law on July 27. Among its many provisions are some intiatives aimed at protecting kids online. One is staffing up Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces across the country to go after online predators, increased penatlies for offenders, and a grant program to that instructs:
The Attorney General, in consultation with the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children, is authorized to develop and carry out a public
awareness campaign to demonstrate, explain, and encourage children, parents, and
community leaders to better protect children when such children are on the Internet.
Similar grants could be made to state governments and potentially schools as well.

The commentor continues with…

It strikes me that this at least provides the arguement that DOPA is not needed due to a bill that was just signed with child saftey protections. Plus it includes the educational campaign that some are calling for.

Are there any aspects of DOPA, besides the appeal of the title that are not already covered in the Adam Walsh law?

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.