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    News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Four UK ISPs set to offer government-backed opt-in, opt-out scheme.
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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    "Web blocking should not lull parents into a false sense of security. The problem will only really be solved when parents take an active interest in what their children are doing online"
    This. It's really the same as TV and movies. You should not be leaving it up to the state to decide and enforce what is appropriate. Your kids are your responsibility.

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    I agree with the Lib Dem spokesman, we got loads of press reports when the riots happened complaining that the feral youth were as a result of parents not carrying out their moral obligation to actually control their children, and now we get loads of yummy mummies wanting this pile of s##t because they cannot be bothered to actually control what their children watch and what web sites they visit - have none of them looked up the parental controls section of the AV/firewall software

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Good news for bad parents...

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Kids will still get access to porn. They'll just have to do what we did. Nick a porno mag from a newsagents and then pass it around to your mates. Porn will live on.

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    How long will it take for the kids at school to talk about TOR, or just pass round USB sticks....

    Hell most of them will just use their smartphones anyway.

    The internet is like letting your kids out on their own, you have to either trust em, or watch them like a hawk.
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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Stealing? That's wrong. There's no need when every neighbourhood has a porn disposal area...

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Agree with the article, what are we protecting kids from?

    This guy makes some good points about government control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjrVohm2nE

    Watching porn is just a symptom of a heavily sensationalised society that is focuses on sensory satisfaction. Unless we change the environment that actively encourages the behaviour adding a law or restricting access to something won't help at all.
    Last edited by Noxvayl; 12-10-2011 at 10:35 AM.

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Initial plans to turn online porn off by default were revealed in December 2010 when The Sunday Times reported that the Conservatives wanted to combat the “early sexualisation of children.”
    Um, surely the "early sexualisation of children" is down to adverts, and clothing companies that seem to think kiddies need to be dressed up as some sort of cheap tart on a daily basis?

    I guess ISPs and government dont fancy taking on those that fund them just yet then.

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    So when countries like China censor the internet they are evil,but when Australia and the UK want to do it is for the good of the people??


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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Um, surely the "early sexualisation of children" is down to adverts, and clothing companies that seem to think kiddies need to be dressed up as some sort of cheap tart on a daily basis?

    I guess ISPs and government dont fancy taking on those that fund them just yet then.
    Those Bratz dolls are pure filth. I wouldn't let my daughter have one.

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Yeah because porn is influencing youngsters nowadays...not their idols...like say...

    http://www.metro.co.uk/music/876991-...ess-farmer-row

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    As a prospective parent, I don't welcome this per se, though I'm also not completely against the idea in principle. I firmly believe it's not the duty of government or anyone else to interfere with how parents bring up children in the home, and this move is based squarely and solely at the home - a place the government should not be meddling with. By all means, make our schools and public places as safe and controlled as you see fit (if you go too far, we'll tell you...), but frankly in these harsh economic times especially, I resent my tax pounds being spent on 'issues' that really aren't issues.
    Children brought up well may still have been exposed to this so-called sexualisation of children through advertising and so on, but ultimately they will know what is right, dubious, or wrong based on the parenting they receive.

    Spend the money on courses to educate idiotic parents and you've probably got a much better end result for society for considerably less monetary outlay!

    It's all very well to say 'we'll block X or Y (or XXX)', but without a clear definition of precisely what will and what will not be blocked, there is a real risk of either going too far, blocking things which are not pornographic/distasteful (a subjective matter)/offensive (again...), or not going far enough, meaning that the whole process is essentially a waste of time. That is going to be an incredibly difficult balance to strike, and I don't envy the person put in charge of it!

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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Its not about the parents and kids, its about reducing bandwidth! The cheap skates lol, however i wont complain as it means maybe ill have a better connection....
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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Obligatory:


    Who wants to put money on a rise of sex crimes within 10 years?
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    Re: News - Internet porn block measures will "protect our children"

    Quote Originally Posted by ExHail View Post
    Watching porn is just a symptom of a heavily sensationalised society that is focuses on sensory satisfaction. Unless we change the environment that actively encourages the behaviour adding a law or restricting access to something won't help at all.
    Watching porn is just a symptom of homo sapiens being sexual mammals which have built a society which stigmatises sexual promiscuity, especially among under ${arbitrary age} year olds.
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