Wayland Free Public Library

Internet Safety

Keeping children and teens safe online is a very important goal of the Wayland Public Library’s Youth Services Department.

To achieve this goal, we offer information on how children and their families can use the Internet safely, efficiently, and effectively.

Our specially-constructed Youth Services website, which acts as our homepage in the Youth Services Department, directs users to Internet resources selected by our staff. We encourage parents to talk to their children about safe Internet use. To that end, on our website we have placed links to Internet Safety websites. We also invite library users to read our official Internet policy and to speak to the Head of Youth Services Librarian or the Library Director if they have any concerns, questions, or suggestions.

Currently, the public access computers in the Youth Services department do not use filtering software. At this time we do not feel that such software is effective and appropriate in our department. Library staff members are committed to researching and evaluating information on this topic to insure that the Department provides the best service for this community. We will continue to assess evolving technology and citizen expectations, as well as potential modifications to the physical structure of the library, so that we may determine how best to safeguard children in the library.

Parents are always encouraged to come to the library and use the Internet with their children.

Please Read The Wayland Free Public Library's Computer and Internet Use Policy

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