UK to block all Internet porn

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by nightrace, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. nightrace

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    It all comes down to the implementation really. The idea is good, however, the implementation could be terrible. A better implementation might be making adults more aware of software that can protect their children, or forcing ISP's to offer a free copy of parental controls with that free router.
     
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    No more Camilla?
     
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    Poor Britons...:'(
     
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    way to go, britons! pornography should be prohibited worldwide.
    all companies related to this (immoral) business(?!!!) field should be shut down, too.
    porrnography is the exploitation of women. think about those hundreds of thousands of women who are ,in oneway or another, forced to sell their flesh, just as in prostitution which also should be prohibited and those who force women to do it should be severely punished acording to the penal codes.
    no human being, let alone women, with dignity and self respect would voluntarily do such thing.
    we, the men, first and foremost, should support the emancipation of women.
    down with pornography.
     
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    Err, China manages fine? Porn websites aren't viral, they're not going to keep changing domains to get around blockage. They are businesses.

    You will most likely find that the rare kids that are smart enough to get around such measures are more than likely mature enough to handle watching porn, this idea is all about protecting the children that couldn't.
     
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    Did you miss the objective here because I think you did o_O ? Their not banning anything, Adults can simply Opt-IN if they wish to continue to view porn sites.

    I will break it down

    The goal here is to remove access to Porn sites from children "Not Adults" so that children dont become sexually demoralized and think it is ok to exploit themselves online.

    Why?

    Because they have been seeing a growing epidemic of perverse sexual behavior among children and they cant find anything else to blame it on except Porn sites.
     
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    It's more about if a child is smart enough to actively hunt down pornographic websites using a means like proxies, they know what they are getting themselves into. Everyone matures at different rates - and there are some very smart and mature kids in this world.

    However, what about blocking access to that child that has no idea what it is, who stumbled across it via a typo, an accident, or a friend saying "ahaha, check this website out..."
     
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    Something smells funny about this article. It just sounds a little too silly top believe. I don't buy it. Beyond that, pornography isn't really a problem.
     
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    A group of the top researchers in the U.S. gave a presentation before Congress about youth online victimization. Concerning pornography, teens don't look at pornography any more than they use to. And the ones that actually seek it out go for more traditional sources like magazines or DVD's. Teens that just happen upon it generally are not disturbed by it.

    http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2007/05/11/just_the_facts.html

    As for that article, I suspect that it is a hoax. It's too silly to believe.
     
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    IMHO, the idea of shielding children from porn is ridiculous on its face. For one thing, they don't need porn, because they typically make their own with their friends. Consider one of the strangest videos on the net, involving two young women and a cup. How different is that from the games that toddlers typically play? Consider what goes on in shower rooms, when the coach isn't around. And then there's playing house, playing doctor, and so on.

    Also, sexual activity just doesn't occur as sexual for children (aka prepubescent people). Depending on temperament and context, it's funny, gross, frightening, or some combination. And if it does occur as sexual, then they're not really children, IMHO.
     
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    What could possibly be more perverse or hideous than child sexual abuse or rape? And yet since the advent of the internet both rape and child sexual abuse have declined dramatically. And this is coming from the best of the best sources in the U.S. Now I can't speek for the U.K. but I would expect that these trends are following a similar path there as well.

    In the U.S., rape has declined by 85%.

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    http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/glance/rape.cfm

    And since the mid 1990's, child sexual abuse has declined by 58%.

    http://www.connectsafely.org/NetFamilyNews/continuing-decline-in-child-sexual-abuse.html

    In a talk we ConnectSafely folk give, we have a slide with the question, "Has the growth in young people's use of the Internet correlated with a rise in sexual abuse against children?" We follow that with an emphatic "no" and a chart from the Crimes Against Children Research Center (CACRC) at the University of New Hampshire that actually shows a 51% decline in child sexual victimization in the US from the birth of the Web to 2006 (we hope this eases parents' fears amid a lot of misinformation about "predators" and focuses attention on what the research actually shows about youth online risk). Now we have an update from the CACRC, which shows the trend continuing. The Center has just reported that the latest figures from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System's latest data (2008's) "add to an already substantial positive long-term trend." The 2008 data show a 6% decline in "substantiated cases of child sexual abuse" over the previous year, adding up to a 58% decline between 1992 and 2008. http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/Trends/index.html
     
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    This thread discussion has gone beyond the scope of Wilders Security Forums and is closed.
     
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