The California legislature has a bill that would make public librarians in California mandated reporters of child abuse, but only with regard to child pornography found on the Internet.
Do any libraries have experience reporting suspected child abuse? Could you relay your experience and any wisdom gained?
AB886. Amends the Mandated Child Abuse Reporting law to add library employees as mandated reporters:
(39) Employees of public libraries, provided, however, that reporting duties for these employees shall be limited to reporting the use of computers in public libraries, discovered in the course of their duties, to access, on the Internet or from other sources, any material that would constitute depictions of sexual exploitation as described in subdivision (c) of Section 11165.1.