Are there less severe alternatives? Probably. The schools could provide families with Internet filtering software. They could require that students use the Internet only while under direct parental supervision. But however they address the problem, the Lakewood Jewish community must trust its parents to willingly comply. And that brings us to the heart of the issue. It's an issue of the heart.
Jesus said, "Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders." (Matthew 15:19). God answers this problem with a wonderful promise: "I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it" (Jeremiah 31:33). People of faith can adopt all kinds of rules, but our behavior will not change unless there is a change in our hearts.
So let's seek God from the heart, and trust Him to direct us into proper daily conduct.
Valley Baptist Church