The Delete Online Predators Act (DOPA), would—among other things—require schools and public libraries to bar children from accessing social networking sites. As of July 2006, the Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 410-15. As of January 2007, it appears as if the bill, at least in its current form, is dead legislation.
- Congress errs in bid to ensure safe surfing from the San Jose Mercury News
- Testimony by Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet hearing on H.R. 5319, The Deleting On-line Predators Act of 2006
- DOPA Dies on the Vine from PBS' Teachers Source (12.28.06)
- Deleting Online Predators Act: R.I.P. from ZDNet (1.4.07)
- Deleting Online Predators Act reappears for 2007 from Ars Technica (2.16.07)