With the Communications Decency Act (CDA) having been knocked down, President Clinton is seeking a viable industry led solution; meanwhile, BASCOM's AME is the answer to questions of individual rights, censorship, differences on appropriate content, and safety of children on the Internet. BASCOM has placed the power to regulate Internet access in the hands of parents at home and teachers at school. "We are not censoring the Internet," says Peter Cirasole, President of BASCOM, "We are providing parents with the tools they need to create an Internet experience consistent with the values they established for their children." With the AME, each household can manage the Internet the way they decide is best.
BASCOM's AME is unique in requiring no software loaded on the computer other than an industry standard web browser. This relieves parents from the time and expense associated with correctly installing, upgrading, and maintaining a proprietary software package on their computer. All of the controls are held in a password protected account on the Internet, accessible anytime by the parent or teacher, severely limiting a technically able child from thwarting the system.
About the Global ChalkboardBASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.
The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.
About BASCOMBASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing, next-generation, curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.
BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.
BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York. For more information, visit www.bascom.com