A bill introduced by a Democratic senator would "Prohibit senders from directing messages to anyone who aksed not to recieve any more mail from that source. . . " (Porno Spammers and Our Kids/ Safekids.com)
In 1997, the Neitzen Protection Act was passed. It updates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by banning "unsolicited advertisements." (Porno Spammers and Our Kids/Safekids.com)
In 1996, the Communications Decency Act attempted to regulate pornography and adult information on the internet, trying to protect child surfers. However, in 1997 it was labeled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court because it was said to violate the First Ammendment.
Another project started in 1996 involved the Center for Media Education in Washington, D.C.. They created additional guidlines for the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) in order to help protect children on the Internet. These guidlines would make new rules for vendors or other Web site marketers: