... sexually explicit content on the internet kid's usage of the internet must be monitored to reduce harm. Public and private schooling needs to pick up in the age gap and start educating children earlier because learning privately from pornography is not a healthy alternative.
A sex crime program that attacks the core of child pornography is the programs ACPO (Anti-Child Pornography Organization). This program was set up to rid the Internet of loose links. By loose links, meaning the links that transfer an online user to a site that they are not looking for. For example, if you typed in ‘car’, and were sent to a pornographic site, that would classify as a loose link. The people who shut these sites down are called net nannies. They surf the web looking for sites where average words will send the link to a pornographic site. This is especially aimed at the types of words persons younger than 18 would look for. This program has been extremely effective because it attacks the source of the problem. Once the net nannies find a site that violates this conduct they contact the site provider, and shut it down. This penalty may be harsh, but the web providers know the rules, and if they violate those rules they should be shut down.
...p websites. Most families do not have Internet filters on their home computers, nor are those filters able to be used on cellular devices, which are getting into the hands of kids at younger and younger of ages. So, why not reconstruct how the Internet is set up? I don’t necessarily believe that sexual health information should be blocked from the youth, but I do believe that dating sites and pornographic material should be. The government should take the extra step and section off sexual content websites that are not suitable for all ages into an Internet portal that is accessible only to people that can provide proof of identification, such as an identification card that is issued by the state. If people have to have form of identification to purchase or rent pornographic material in stores, why shouldn’t they have to do so when viewing content on the Internet?
“While most teenagers (60 percent) spend on average 20 hours per week in front of television and computer screens, a third spend closer to 40 hours per week, and about 7 percent are exposed to more than 50 hours of 'screen-time' per week”(Many Teens Spend). Many parents agree that they would rather not have their children view indecencies on the Internet and television, and the government should control the obscenities on the Internet. Others believe that it is the parent’s responsibility to control and censor what their children are watching on the Internet and television.
Many lawmakers want to establish laws to control what is available on the Internet. Their number one reason is the availability of everything on the Internet to children. Even though parental controls, software that blocks offensive sites to children, are available many parents fail to use them. Senator J. James Exon, who proposed the amendme...
To date, while the industry has developed innovative ways to help parents and educators restrict material that is harmful to minors through parental control protections and self-regulation, such efforts have not provided a national solution to the problem of minors accessing harmful material on the World Wide Web. Notwithstanding the existence of protections that limit the distribution over the World Wide Web of material that is harmful to minors, parents, educators, and industry must continue efforts to find ways to protect children from being exposed to harmful material found on the Internet.
With unlimited access to the technology now, there needs to be a regulation on what is allowed. Using software on public access computers, or in one's own home that prevented pornography to be accessed without a credit card, or using a PIN , could still allow pornography to be entered, but would stop underage children. If it was required that every porn site ha a program that id automatic background checks and could prevent pedophiles and sex offenders from making or accessing child pornography, there wuld be less pornography degrading children. This would help promote pornography that didn't encourage violence, sexual molestation, ect.
Since their founding, computers and the Internet have become a tool that nearly every man, woman, and child in the World have been able to use. E-mail has become one of the Worlds fastest growing ways of communication and the Internet has become one, if not the largest source of information available today. You can find just about everything you wanted to know about anything with the stroke of a few keys on the keyboard. However, along with these positive aspects of the Internet, there lies much negativity surrounding the internet and its use. Access to teenage pornography, bestiality, brutal murder pictures, XXX stories, and other un-ethical sites is extremely easy. In fact, the pornography industry has grown 63% since the Internet was first available for use.(Bishop 91) It is one of the leading industries on the Internet and has become quite a controversy in the United States. Censorship of such sites has done very little due to the fact that most parents feel that these sites are not accessed by their children. We have currently found no solution that has worked and many government officials see the problem only getting worse. Pornography on the Internet though should not be banned, but rather better controlled and censored due to its availability and graphic nature.
For many people, using the Internet has become practically a new way of life, especially for college students and the like. Various types of information can be accessed at the touch of a button: anything from encyclopedias, to surveys and essays, to articles from magazines, and adult sites. Anyone who pays for their Internet service is usually offered space for his or her own web page, and even many free services provide space for personal web pages. All of this available space can be used for any number of reasons: posting newsletters for community groups, advertising for businesses, or just voicing one’s opinion. For those of us who know how to use this information, or at least how to find what we need out of it, it’s a very good thing. But what about children? If adults can access this information with such ease, what’s stopping kids from checking it out too? Who decides what’s appropriate for kids and what’s not when their parents aren’t constantly leaning over their shoulders? And what about posting things that may be offensive to other people, no matter what age they might be?
One example of horrible material on the Internet is all of the pornography. In adult stores you have to be eighteen years old in order to purchase pornographic viewing material. On the Internet there are actual sites that say if you are not eighteen don't come in to this site and there is no way for anyone to check an ID. This enables a child to have full access to pornography with the click of a mouse. One example of this type of site is Ampland.com. This site gives full non-restricted access to any one who clicks on it's icon. Censorship would restrict such sites or at least require a credit card number or an ID of some sort showing that the user was eighteen years of age. An incident occurred last summer, "the Los Angeles Times reported that a computer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was being used to store and distribute hard-core pornography." Over the internet. "Despite the lab's elaborate security precautions, investigators found more than one thousand pornographic pictures. The computer was shut down a...
Cyberspace has exploded in popularity. Without regulations, really, from the government, anyone can place anything on the web for people across the globe to look at. It certainly leaves room for children to be exposed to potentially harmful material-and what about pedophiles who use computer-generated images of child pornography to whet their sexual appetites and to make minors more susceptible to sexual demands?
There are hundreds of different search engines for people to examine. From toddlers to senior citizens, the world is opened up to them from one site. Most people turn to search engines to look up their wanted information. Just about anything can be found on a search engine. Typing an innocent phrase, such as “funny picture” on Google, can lead to websites and images containing vulgar language, sexual innuendos, and provocative illustrations. In this day and age, it seems that adult content is looming around every corner in an adolescent’s life, creating an almos...
As a parent you really cannot do anything about what your child views while at the library or while at school. You could tell them that they are not allowed to look at those sites, but sometimes those sites just pop up, or we all know that when we tell a child that they cannot so something it makes them want to do it even more. You can keep them from viewing certain things at home but other than that there is not much that you can do. Sorry, but it is true. There are people out there that are trying to change this, and we see this by the laws that are continuing to be made and changing. As I said earlier filters cannot be perfect, there will always be problems with them, but we just have to deal with them the way that they are. That is just life.
First and foremost, it is our society’s duty to shield children from viewing inappropriate and malicious content. Children are like sponges and they absorb everything around them with no filter. When a sponge gets too wet it is not needed and discarded. In the same way children with too much useless information can be detrimental to society and will eventually be, in a way, thrown away. Inappropriate content can constantly be found online, in the media, art and other sources of entertainment. These sources contains information that brainwash children’s minds and once they are exposed to such content it can never be erase...