Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Access denied, denied

Why do some people believe it's the job of the state to do everything for them? Take online porn, there are some people out there who actually believe that the government should get involved to block access to various sites so they don't have to do it themselves. It's the classic 'for the cheeeldren' meme that's so popular amongst the hard of thinking and the devoid of discipline that seems to permeate some areas of society...
One of the most pressing anxieties of responsible parents is how to stop their children from accessing pornography on the internet.
Nearly three-quarters of nine to 16-year-olds in Britain go online daily. Growing numbers of three and four-year-old children are accessing the net.
So preventing them from stumbling across or even choosing to download internet porn is a very real problem.
If you're that bothered put a password on the pc and don't let your little darlings access it out of your sight... Simples.
Well apparently not, some people believe the government should do it for them...
There is cross-party support for tougher online controls, reflecting acute parental anxiety.
In a consultation exercise, half of parents said they wanted some content blocked automatically.
So the Government’s proposals, which were slipped out quietly a few days ago on the Department for Education website as if it didn’t want anyone to notice, have left many frankly baffled.
For it said that while access to internet porn would be banned in public places, no such ban would apply to private use.
Ooh apparently someone in the government actually gets it that what you do in your home is your responsibility. That includes monitoring what your kids actually see and do, rather than say simply letting them get on with it in an out of sight out of mind attitude that some parents believe is responsible parenting.
There are a host of programmes out there which can block access to porn (and other stuff) you just have to google it and it practically leaps out at you. Of course that means actually having to do it yourself which means that for some people it's not a good idea. they'd rather the nanny state did everything for us automatically.
These are the people who I believe think that the internet is some sort of babysitter bit like the tv, used to be (and possibly still is)
Perhaps these people ought to be examined to see if they are actually fit to be responsible parents, because if they want the state to do it for them, then clearly they are not...

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Dioclese said...

I loved their attempts to ban Pirate Bay on Virgin and BT. I went onto google and typed in 'pirate bay unblocked' and it directed me to a site called - er -- unblocked pirate bay.


Anonymous said...

It really is a pity that the mothers of most of our MPs didn't wear knickers with the words "Parental Control" on ther crotch, then we wouldn't have to put up with their inane warnings of the doom of our civilisation (usually because of something they've done).

Bucko The Moose said...

I think the state loves parents who are willing to abdicate responsibility. The state loves control.

I reckon that as soon as the technology is a bit firmer and the public have been softened up a bit more they will bring this bollocks in with a vengeance.

Bucko The Moose said...

Forget to tick the box