Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Oct 2011 15:22 UTC
Internet & Networking "BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin will be asked to offer customers the option to block adult content during subscription According to new measures to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron, online pornography watchers will have to place a special request with their Internet Service providers (ISPs) to watch pornographic or sexualised content online. The prime minister is holding a summit at No.10 today with 30 media and retail executives, including broadcasters, magazine editors, trade bodies and advertisers, said the Daily Mail. Cameron is expected to announce the crackdown after Mothers Union charity chief executive Reg Bailey submitted a report on the matter after six months of study." The fact that this can happen in Great Britain just goes to show how brittle concepts like freedom of speech really are. Where people in the Arab world fight for the kinds of freedom we have, we in the west just hand them over to extremists. Un-frakking-believable. Any British folk in here? How on earth did you guys let this happen?
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Puzzled
by ameasures on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:31 UTC
ameasures
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2006-01-09

So ... someone suggests rearranging the default settings for benefit of the vulnerable and it's somehow a free speech issue? Yeah right.

This strident assertion of unashamed adult rights to access this stuff. Followed by a terror that a data leak might be embarrassing in the media. Frankly I think few people would be interested.

Statistically: a surprisingly high proportion of child molestation comes from slightly older children. Adding easy child access to porn into that blend will not improve the mix.

Doubtless I will be derided for holding an apparently minority perspective that questions a certain kind of "political correctness" - so be it.

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RE: Puzzled
by zima on Tue 18th Oct 2011 23:59 in reply to "Puzzled"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Statistically: a surprisingly high proportion of child molestation comes from slightly older children. Adding easy child access to porn into that blend will not improve the mix.

From research done till now, it's not very clear if porn makes things "worse" or "better" - but, it does leave open the possibility that it very well might even do the latter; or not be much of an influence on average.

But, curious thing: according to the experiences of my a-decade-younger female buddies, the widespread phenomena of child molestation, of the type which you mention (mostly groping of any "blossoming" girl), went quite a bit downhill at my place, between middle of the 90s and middle of the "noughties" ...which would at least correlate with emergence of the times when web is available, giving easy access to porn.

Or is it that by a certain kind of "political correctness" you mean inconvenient, not mythologically-inspired, facts?

Edited 2011-10-19 00:18 UTC

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