Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 15:21 UTC
Internet & Networking "Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday." And so, the UK nanny state turns to straight up censorship. Let's look at some of the authoritarian policies that David Cameron wishes to enact.
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RE[4]: Wish They Did That Here
by MOS6510 on Wed 24th Jul 2013 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wish They Did That Here"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

In that case I doubt children go on a raping rampage if they can't watch porn.

An increasing number of adults is addicted to porn. If they can't handle it, can kids? If they see loads and loads of video I suspect it may convince a number that what they see is normal.

Again, I'm not saying the government should introduce filters to protect our kids, but I do think parents should be aware of the dangers of Internet access and that includes a lot more than porn.

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RE[5]: Wish They Did That Here
by Kochise on Wed 24th Jul 2013 11:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Wish They Did That Here"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

You imagine the chain of action : government to censor adult's porn, so adult's become more responsible and take care of the children ? WTF ?

Adults pass a driver license before being granted access to roads with a vehicle, governments all across the globe should instate a child license to ensure you have the necessary knowledge, abilities and envy to raise kids. Just like dangerous dogs' owners now requires a license.

That would soon cut the earth population in half ? I'd say a quarter. And it won't be much of a problem after all : less jobless, less pollution, more cherished and well educated people. Reproducing like wild rabbits haven't done Mother Earth a favor in the last century.

Kochise

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RE[6]: Wish They Did That Here
by MOS6510 on Wed 24th Jul 2013 12:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Wish They Did That Here"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I imagine parents taking care of their children, even though most probably aren't very good at it.

If the government censors porn parents would still have to take care of their children. The porn censoring just adds a false sense of security. Not all porn can be censored and xxx stuff can still be send by email or via IM, webcams.

Everybody is trying to stop child porn and that's still around. You can't kill/stop it, so how can you stop porn that isn't illegal?

Porn blocking will just make a lot of parents believe that the Internet suddenly has become safe and they don't need to do anything. If something happens they'll point at the government and the government will point back.

It's a lot of hassle and it's making things more complicated. Leave porn blocking to the parents. Let them choose how to handle it.

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