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UK Internet Porn Blocking Rejected 101

Posted by timothy
from the y'kin-never-take-our-freedom dept.
Gordonjcp writes "The BBC are reporting that the proposed automatic blocking of porn websites by UK ISPs has been rejected by the government. Only 35% of the parents who responded to a survey on filtering wanted an automatic block. The report (PDF), drawn from over 3500 responses, found that 80% of all those who responded were in favour of no filtering of any kind."
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UK Internet Porn Blocking Rejected

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  • by kthreadd (1558445) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @12:13PM (#42301545)
    How about not trying to be an automatic parent and actually doing some parenting.
  • by Nidi62 (1525137) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @12:26PM (#42301611)
    35% of parents vs 80% overall; ie. not all of those polled were parents, but of those that were, only 35% wanted automatic filtering. Thank you. Get some reading comprehension and please try again.
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    by Opportunist (166417) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @01:02PM (#42301755)

    So, in other words, 2/3 of parents actually don't want government to think of their children all the time and instead want it to stay the hell out? Who would have thought...

    Who would have thought that the majority of parents do NOT want government to take over raising their kids and instead want to hand down their own values instead of letting government dictate what values they should have?

    I'm surprised. For a change, it's a positive surprise.

  • by Kjella (173770) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @01:30PM (#42301925) Homepage

    Yeah, and if a kid comes into a store and wants to buy a porn magazine with his allowance then clearly the parents are just coasting on the law instead of parenting, so we should just take away the law. No matter how much you parent, kids will sometimes refuse to comply. If they don't want to brush their teeth before they go to bed, explaining it and leaving the choice up to them isn't good parenting. Sometimes you just have to hit that override switch and say either you're brushing your teeth or I'm brushing your teeth, but you're not going to go to bed without brushing your teeth and that is final. A filtering tool wouldn't be the first tool I'd resort to, but I wouldn't say I'd never use it either.

  • by Heebie (1163973) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @01:51PM (#42302093) Homepage
    Censorship is *ALWAYS* wrong under *ALL* circumstances. There are *NO* reasons that justify it under any circumstance. Every human being should have access to the sum total of human knowledge.
  • by KarlIsNotMyName (1529477) on Saturday December 15, 2012 @01:57PM (#42302145)

    A filtering tool should at least be something for each to set up or opt in to, if they feel they need it. If it's supposed to be good parenting, it needs to be something they actively involve themselves with in some form.

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