[LINK] Labor bid to block net porn
chris at sw.oz.au
Tue Aug 17 11:50:35 EST 2004
On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 10:56:19AM -0600, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> I'd really like to know how often children actually run into
> unwanted or surprise pornographic content. From anecdotal evidence,
> not a lot.
Who can say? The accidental access to porn problem is largely
one of perception - and any amount is politically "too much". It
will need a solution that works politically too. Pretending
that there is no problem won't be a winning strategy.
The more difficult problem is the one where increased rates
of sexual assault by children is possibly linked to "too easy"
access to internet nasties. A blacklist filter won't do much to
stop someone who is determined to access that stuff. You might
make arguments that it will reduce the chance of an initial
exposure maybe leading to less demand for repeated access.
This kind of approach has clearly worked for illicit drugs :-(
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