Chinuch Institutions Will Insist on Accepting Students Only From Homes Which Do Not Have Forbidden Devices
By Yechiel Sever
Principals of talmudei Torah schools are joining the determined battle against the Internet and other technological devices in anticipation of an assembly of rabbonim to strengthen the walls of our camp. They have declared, "Chinuch institutions will stand firm against accepting children from homes that have forbidden devices." This, per directive from gedolei Yisrael past and present, including a letter from HaRav Eliashiv zt"l and ybl"a HaRav Shteinman.
In Teves 5770, the directive was issued in explicit words: "Chinuch institutions shall circulate a letter to parents obligating them to sign that they are following the directives of the above regarding Internet and computers, and if it is discovered that they are violating this, the administration shall weigh the continued attendance of those students in that school. All the institutions are certainly obligated to stand firm in rejecting families which do not adhere to these rules - so as not to harmfully affect others."