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Old December 27th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Censor the Internet for the Sake of the Children?

From the country that has forgotten the definition of democracy...

Enter stage left - Andy Burnham. A man who seems to think it's ok to leave children unsupervised for two hours on the netties.

It's for the kiddies!

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"Film-style age ratings could be applied to websites to protect children from harmful and offensive material, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has said."


"Leaving your child for two hours completely unregulated on the internet is not something you can do," he told the Telegraph.
This is not a campaign against free speech... it is simply there is a wider public interest at stake


Andy Burnham, Culture Secretary

"This isn't about turning back the clock. The internet has been empowering and democratising in many ways, but we haven't yet got the stakes in the ground to help people navigate their way safely around it."
He went on to say it was time to review the accessibility of certain content on the internet and insisted he was not trying to curb free speech.

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"A poll carried out by the children's charity in October suggested three out of four children had been disturbed by images they had seen on the internet."








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Old December 27th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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This whole "Won't somebody please think of the children?!" bullshit has got to stop. You don't want your kids going to a porn site, then fucking supervise them! We don't need some more jack-assed regulations that in the end, are meaningless.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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Yup. And the programmes are out there to help you, if you want them.

Personally I turn off all filters because I'm a grown-up and I don't like the idea of any fucker telling me what I should be reading/watching.

One of the comments on the BBC blog made me laugh - something like "would you let your child play on the motorway (freeway) for two hours unsupervised?"

I was listening to the dipshit on Radio 4 (news channel/world service) earlier. He said something about kids accessing videos of beheadings and hangings and how disturbing it is for children to see that ???

Well yeah, it is! Parental responsibility anyone? That stuff isn't all that easy to find. Unless you want to.

Would it not be better to put pressure on people to STOP BEHEADING INFIDELS? Rather that trying to stop them posting vids of it?

But no! That's too hard for elected bacteria. Noooo - that would mean doing something useful - much easier to do the osterich!

It's the same bloody shit again - we know better than you. Ban it! It might upset a voter.

Arseholes!
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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Lucikly we live in a world where the parents don't need to act responsible and then they can blame their shortcomings on everything else in this world. Music, video games, the internet.
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Well yeah, it is! Parental responsibility anyone? That stuff isn't all that easy to find. Unless you want to.
That stuff is pretty easy to find actually, that's why I'm all for parental control. The thing that worries me about making information inaccessible to anyone is that atrocities will happen without anyone's knowledge. How can these horrors be stopped if no one knows about them?

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Would it not be better to put pressure on people to STOP BEHEADING INFIDELS? Rather that trying to stop them posting vids of it?
No, because then you're being intolerant of their religion.
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No, because then you're being intolerant of their religion.
Erm...Fuck em?
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Erm...Fuck em?
Quit being intolerant! Think of the children, Loki!
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fundamental control of what a child has access too is soley the responsibility of the parent/guardian, the ones who scream the loudest that it's up to the Government to censor anything are generally the first ones to scream that if you don't give them access your 'stifling' them.
you only need 2)effective tools to raise a child properly
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Am I classed as a child? I presume this would mean my visits to 4chan (Not often, mind), Uncyclopedia and, indeed, the CoG would have to stop. Unless I lie/use proxies.

Yes, I watch pr0n, yes I visit 4chan, and yes; I've seen the goat (Not those bloody mountain goats, the other one.). And guess what Andy Burnham? I'm a perfectly well-balanced teenager (Apart from the fact I'm a Digger). Am I fucked up psychopath? Is my childhood innocence destroyed? Fuck no! Considering what some parents buy for their children (E.G. I saw a mum buying Fallout 3 for her 11 year old son, seemingly oblivious of the big EIGHTEEN sticker on the bottom), 99.999% of of the internet which children actually end up looking at will probably be no worse than they've seen in Saw/computer games. Yes, if you leave safesearch off, yes if you allow children completely unfettered access to the internet, of COURSE some eight year old is going to have goat.se appear in his face if he's looking for some animals for a mountain scape.

But filtering the internet is not an option. By restricting the internet, the greatest method of exchanging ideas and information ever developed, you are imposing upon free speech. Yes, some of the shit you find on the internet is going to be seriously fucked up, but that is more of a refelection of what people really are when given anonminity. Maybe the government should spend it's time on the economy, or finding the source of this "moral deprivation".
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