Thousands of sites offer 24/7 online gambling, and researchers say upwards of 15 million people visit these sites annually and leave several billion dollars of their family’s funds there.
Researchers also report that escorts and prostitutes in most major cities can now be reserved online.
Like most public libraries in the United States, the Central Phoenix Library provides adults and children with Internet access.
When Toni Garvey, the chief librarian, recently spotted three separate men and a group of giggling girls viewing pornographic material on the library’s terminals, she had no idea how to respond.
Studies show that those most likely to get into trouble are not deterred by limits on Internet access.