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Is your child an on-line porn consumer?

18 October 2007 16 comments



Action:

Write a letter to the adult site websmasters. You can use your own words, or post the official Blogger Power letter below.

Please require a password-protected login before allowing even free access to explicit adult content. We understand that selling porn is your business and we respect your right to make a legal living. But understand our legitimate concerns and work with us. You already have the “warning adult content” on your websites. Yet kids, who are not legal customers of your product, ignore the warning. So to prevent them from having direct access to explicit images, texts and sounds, the simplest way is to have a password-protected login. No more “free tours” before a visitor supplies basic information.




Open Letter to diggers. Digg this to the frontpage and make Adult sites Webmasters put a password-protected login to prevent small kids from having direct access to extreme pornographic images. I WANT to see DIGG COMMUNITY in action. Share your thoughts.

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thanks to Mihaela for bringing this to my attention at:
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  • Saboma 18.10.07
     

    Done dood it, Kim. I hopped on board while it was first a'hoppin and a poppin'! Matter of fact, it was because of this post that I first met Mig via Ilker's prompting.

    Welcome aboard...

  • Kim 18.10.07
     

    now why does that not surprise me MA.....:D
    btw I have put Ilker's favicon at the bottom of the post ...so now I can put your name in the Digg Love :) heheheh

  • Saboma 18.10.07
     

    I can digg it.
    It only proves to the world that I'm in excellent company!


    I like that, thank you!.

  • Kim 18.10.07
     

    got it MA....
    you're in the Digg Love.... :D

  • Ashley 18.10.07
     

    I gave you a dig, but really it's way to easy to get around any kind of measure you could use to keep kids off. They only way to make sure they are staying away is good supervision.

  • Kim 18.10.07
     

    so true Ashley...
    I think parents have the ultimate responsibility when it comes to our children.....
    thanks for the digg :)

  • MIg 18.10.07
     

    Hey Kim, why didn't I know about this? (I mean about your entry!) Thank you very much for joining in. I wonder how many other entries are still unnoticed.

  • Mig 18.10.07
     

    So, I saw your entry before seeing the comment on my blog. It was because of the link... going to eWritings instead of Blogger Power. He he.

    Now, I have one thing to say in regards to Ashely's comment.

    Many parents are still ignorant to the dangers of the Internet. They see the computer as a toy and the leave kids in front of it, as they leave them in front of the TV.

    In Trier, the youth from the CDU party decided that the best approach is to educate the parents and the teachers. It sounds unbelievable, but many adults present at my little conference were completely unaware the Google has a safe search you should turn on, coz otherwise, the simple search for "princess" or "angel" will lead to pornographic sites.

    And pornography, in itself, wouldn't be so bad after all, but the most aggressive sites display sexual behaviors that are less common. Honestly, I wouldn't like my children to learn that sex and violence belong together - to give just one example.

  • Kim 18.10.07
     

    ah yes I think I did this post upside down Mig...
    I ended up at digg after reading your post haha
    after reading the comments there I ended up clicking the button that said "blog this post"...ahh the wonders of the internet...
    as for kids and the internet and being a Parent and Teacher..I've seen a variety of situations where Parents and Teachers really need to be super vigilant re these sites.....every little bit does help and if just one person is educated than that is one less child that is at risk...

  • Slevi 18.10.07
     

    So, what's to stop underaged teens from signing up? For the non teens there's plenty alternatives which block out adult content for you, just search around on Google.

    For the teens, if they want to see porn, a registration isn't going to stop them.

    Any further than a registration can't really be gone since in example a credit card requirement would lock out a huge proportion of their visitors which don't posses credit cards, meaning it simply will never be done.

    Easy would it have been if the people which oversee the internet would have voted for the .xxx domain rather than push it away again, but the people didn't want the .xxx domain, so apparently it's the people's decision to make porn harder to block out.

    If all porn would be sent to .xxx domains you could simply make a child filter by blocking access to all those domains, no more porn to be seen for your kids.

    So rather than sending some story to digg, start petitioning and mail to ICANN with the message the lot of you are for the .xxx domain and try to push through no longer allowing new domain registrations for porn on other domain types.

    The moment it gets pushed through at ICANN there really will be a difference and you as a parent will be able to filter the .xxx domains easily, making the internet you can browse porn-free for when needed.

  • BoydGreeneArt 18.10.07
     

    Great article Kim. Many people fail to see its grip on those that fall prey to it.

  • Kim 19.10.07
     

    a very rational suggestion Slevin..
    ICANN...sounds like it has the authority to make a difference....
    I know my two teenagers use the internet responsibly...and make sensible choices re objectionable material and sites....
    as for younger children I believe parental monitoring helps immensely
    thanks for your opinions :)

    thanks Boyd
    yes it's a worldwide problem that needs awareness...education and action...
    thanks for your comment :)

  • Colin 19.10.07
     

    Hi Kim,

    Dugg it :)
    I have covered similar issues in my posts previously, parents must accept responsibility for their children online, but by the same token, webmasters should insist upon password protection to their porn sites (and a few others) to protect children.

    Social sites that many kids use are just bad news and need to be tightened up. I have a teenage daughter who uses the internet a great deal, and there have been a few unsavoury moments but she has always come to me about them.

    So as a parent I take it seriously, and as a blogger I take it seriously too :)

  • Jace 19.10.07
     

    Excellent, Kim.

    The average age of the first "exposure" to Internet pornography is 11--and I believe the age will continue to get lower and lower.

    May I also suggest to those interested, to please frequently check my Internet Safety blog for the latest news regarding ALL types of dangers our children face online.

    Thanks so much and take care!

    jacer

    http://InternetSafetyAdvisor.info

  • Kim 19.10.07
     

    yes Colin
    being a Blogger definitely makes one more aware of the dangers involved and more so when you have children who could be vulnerable...and it's great that you have a relationship where you daughter can confide in you...thanks for digging the article.. :)


    hi Jace....
    thanks for visiting....
    it's horrifying to hear this statistic...
    your site is commendable for bringing our attention to the dangers out there for our children....

  • Anonymous 3.11.08
     

    Hi Kim,

    Dugg it :)
    I have covered similar issues in my posts previously, parents must accept responsibility for their children online, but by the same token, webmasters should insist upon password protection to their porn sites (and a few others) to protect children.

    Social sites that many kids use are just bad news and need to be tightened up. I have a teenage daughter who uses the internet a great deal, and there have been a few unsavoury moments but she has always come to me about them.

    http://www.pagerankplace.com
    http://www.muchads.com

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