December 18, 2013 | Rohan

I think the internet has amazing potential for good, but sadly there is a lot of porn that no parents want their kids to access. Filters to protect children from offensive web content are nothing new. But recent pressure from the government has led major internet companies to block content a bit too heavily.

Websites offering sexual health advice for teenagers or support groups for victims of abuse are finding themselves needlessly blocked. I personally think that responsible parenting is the best filter out there.

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David

December 20, 2013 at 14:20

The filters being implemented are astonishing. The BT filter offers parents the option to screen out Sex Eduction content whose 'primary purpose is to provide information on respect for a partner'. Anyone who can read that sentence without a giant double-take needs their pulse checked - how is such a filter acceptable? What kind of society would offer parents a tick-box option to censor children from accessing resources to educate themselves on how to respect a partner in a relationship?

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