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British MPs Propose Censoring Internet By Default 255

judgecorp writes "An all-party inquiry by British MPs has proposed the Internet should be censored to prevent children seeing 'adult' content. Users would have to opt in to see adult content. The proposal is similar to that already used by mobile operators." From the article: "The move, first suggested in 2010, has been firmed up , after a cross-party Parliamentary inquiry examined the state of online child protection. The current proposal is a 'network-level "Opt-In" system,' going beyond the 'active choice' model launched by ISPs ... last October. ... They also want the Government to 'consider a new regulatory structure for online content, with one regulator given a lead role in the oversight and monitoring of Internet content distribution and the promotion of Internet safety initiatives.'"
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British MPs Propose Censoring Internet By Default

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  • Backwards (Score:2, Interesting)

    by wisnoskij ( 1206448 ) on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @11:43AM (#39723373) Homepage

    Should they not first prove that porn is harmful to children?

    And I thought that Europe was supposed to be less prudish then North America.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @05:47PM (#39728419)

    Classical porn; a distinction must be made now the internet is flooded with teen-agers having a quickie in front of their web-cam, shows young women as attractive, cheap, easily aroused, multi-orgasmic objects to be passed around a group of men and demeaned. I agree with your comments, namely, porn is not sex.

    Current sex-ed says that breasts and fucking are to make babies. Wrong! How many times have you had sex so a baby will appear?

    However, sex-ed, as it is called does not teach anyone how to do anything. That department of US health bureaucrat who suggested children be taught masturbation was absolutely correct. Modern so-called sex-ed does not have photos of real sexual organs, photos of sexual positions, or diagrams of foreplay techniques. Currently, we all learn how to fuck by trial and error. Can children learn to drive a car by that method?

    Proper sex-ed teaches children that sex is a social process with a wrong and right way to sucess, which is quite contrary to the cultural philosophies of 'sex equals love' and 'sex is a mystical gift from our body'. Those are philosophies which confuse form (love and reproduction) with function (sexual pleasure).

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