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Internet censorship is a good thing?

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 11:48 AM
I have been thinking about this today and ive come to the conclusion that maybe there should be some form of censorship for the web.

It really has become like the wild wild west with anything goes, yet the minute anyone complains they are shot down with cries of free speech.

in the real world, you cannot print anything untrue about someone without the threat of libel. You cannot say anything unture about someone without the threat of slander. 7 or 8 year olds cannot walk into a shop and buy hard core porn. Gross images of mutilation arent readily available to kids.

Yet all of the above are there to be seen by anyone on the www. In real life we have to trust the authorities and the legal system to handle things like this and yet on the www there is no authority or policing system other than the admin for each individual website. It cannot be right for young children to be exposed to EVERYTHING without any sort of restraint?

I dont know what the solution is, maybe someone out there has some ideas? One suggestion, how about they make it a legal requirement for parents to install some sort of net nanny system on home computers ?

I know the idea of censorship in any form will really piss some people off, but in my very humble opinion something should be done before we have no children anymore, just young people who have grown immune to images of extreme violence, sex and horror before they are 7

Comments and thoughts very welcome

Mods, if this is in the wrong forum, please feel free to move, i honestly didnt know where else to put it

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 12:44 PM
If parents don't want their kids to see something crude online, then it's the parents responsibility to keep that child from seeing it, not the government. There's really a very simple solution. Just don't have a computer in the house. If you need one for work, then set it up with a password so the kid can't get on it. Problem solved.

We need less interference from the government, not more. Especially when it's something a person can take care of themselves with a minimal amount of effort on their part.

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 12:49 PM
tebyen has got it right. My kids will never have a pc in their room.


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