UK possibly banning "extreme" porn?

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http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/27/pornwall

Technically more then just porn. See also: "As well as pornography, users may automatically be opted in to blocks on "violent material", "extremist related content", "anorexia and eating disorder websites" and "suicide related websites", "alcohol" and "smoking". But the list doesn't stop there. It even extends to blocking "web forums" and "esoteric material", whatever that is. "Web blocking circumvention tools" is also included, of course."

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I recenlty heard on the radio a definition of pornography as involving torture or sex with children.

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The article you posted is scary if true. I'm not sure in the democratic world if any other government has censored the internet? I know that China does. Esoteric material could mean anything really. I'm all for censoring porn that could get into the hands of children. However sometimes bills sponsored by governments saying they're going to do one thing, often do other things too.

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. I'm all for censoring porn that could get into the hands of children. However sometimes bills sponsored by governments saying they're going to do one thing, often do other things too.

Isn't that most porn? Or any porn? It's not like Finding Nemo has a thirty minute porn adage in the middle.

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Oh I think I chose my words badly..........I often do. I meant to say that I don't like the idea of children getting their hands on porn. However, I don't think this bill is a good idea. I think that it's probably going to be set up to do other things too, though I don't know too much about it to have formed a good enough opinion yet.

There are filters and controls parents can put on their computers already. Or parents could, you know, watch what their kids are doing on the internet?

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Seriously, I don't want our politicians defining porn for us.

Half of them don't understand monogamy or honor or commitment or respect or honesty already when it comes to sex.

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I saw a show about kids and the internet years ago. Parents were interviewed about how closely they "watched" what their kids were doing on the internet. One mom even proudly noted that their computer was right out in the open on the kitchen counter where the kids sat on the barstools while mom cooked. And the computers had filters and programs to keep kids from going where they should not go.

Hidden cameras showed her kid on a porn site while mom was cooking. All he had to do was minimize when mom looked his way. The histories were checked on the computers of the parents who thought they were doing a good job "watching" their kids and almost all had histories of porn or other sites not recommended for kids.

For me, I've learned a hard lesson with my now adult kids . . I was one of those moms who had a filter and a program and the computer was never allowed in their bedrooms (no tv either in their bedrooms). But . . . kids are smart. They figured it out.

Now with Spidey, who just turned 12 . . he will have no access to my work laptop that I'm typing on now and we will not purchase a computer for him. He will use an old laptop for writing papers and there will be no internet access. He will not get a cell phone either. I've made sure our cell phones do not have internet access. When he needs to look something up, off to the library we go. Like when I was a kid.

Still . . . kids are smart.

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There is no way of preventing a child from having access to porn except to lock them in their room 24/7 without internet. You can do everything at home to prevent it but there is bound to be one kid at school whose parents are not that diligent.

My parents never had a subscription to Playboy magazine but that didn't mean that I never saw one growing up.:no:

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we do not need our legislators providing any more government intrusion and regulation into our lives..let them do that to corporate people for a while.

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Instead of using technology to babysit children on the internet, how about parents actually parent their children? When I was growing up, we had to enter the password every time we wanted to connect to the internet. My parents never gave any of us the password, and would type it in themselves and then sit with us. It was a great way to spend time together as a family, kept my parents involved with us (oh, you're researching this for school? let me tell you about my experience), and kept us out of trouble.

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I know I am old fashioned to a degree, you don't get to be a 60 something dirty old man in Alaska without some element of that.

Parents do not need the government to tell them what is bad for their children. Sure, bad parents will do it badly, but it is none of the governments business how we parent. Let them pay closer attention to what bankers and CEOs are doing while on the clock and leave us alone...we already give them tons of our hard earned $$ to waste on their personal wealth building projects.

THIS is our government getting too involved in our lives AGAIN.

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There is no way of preventing a child from having access to porn except to lock them in their room 24/7 without internet. You can do everything at home to prevent it but there is bound to be one kid at school whose parents are not that diligent.

My parents never had a subscription to Playboy magazine but that didn't mean that I never saw one growing up.:no:

This probably isn't what you meant at all but I do agree.

Adolescent sexuality is such a touchy subject. I probably started actively looking for online porn when I was 14 or 15. And I'm a woman. Mom kept an eye on me but as someone else mentioned, kids are smart. (And this was back in the late 90s.) By that point, I'd been horny and masturbating since I hit puberty around 12 or 13 without needing to look at porn. PG-13 movies did it for me!

As someone without kids, I guess I wonder what parents worry about in regards to your kids looking at porn? They're probably already masturbating to the Sears catalog and will start touching each other before marriage...

I can understand not wanting your eight year-old to view a porn pop-up while visiting a Disney site and I can understand not wanting your 14 year-old to be having sex. But surely there's some sort of middle ground?

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