Once a small and diverse community of a handful of government computers, the Internet has expanded to an estimated 157 million users worldwide. According to current studies, the fastest growing user populations on the Internet are thirteen to eighteen year-olds and five to twelve year-olds. In addition, the latest "research . . . predicts that the number of children online [will increase] by 155% between 1998 and 2002."
Abbigale E. Bricker,
You Can't Always Get What You Want: Government's Good Intentions v. The First Amendment's Prescribed Freedoms in Protecting Children From Sexually-Explicit Material on the Internet,
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