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#1 Hum

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 23:27

The government has rejected Labour calls for specially-trained teachers to be brought in to educate children about the dangers of internet pornography.

Children as young as five are being taught about "e-safety" as part of a push to limit access to sexual images.

Labour peer Lady Hughes said such a "difficult" issue could not be taught properly in computer science classes.

But Education Minister Lord Nash said the government "trusted" teachers to deliver the message.

And he rejected the Labour peer's call for personal and social health education to be made part of the national curriculum.

On Tuesday, the government announced it had reached a deal with the five biggest internet service providers in the UK to encourage users to switch on filters blocking access to pornographic websites if there are children in the household.

The ISPs also agreed to increase funding for the Internet Watch Foundation so that it can start removing images of abuse from the internet.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 23:32

Great idea, let little Jonny know that there are boobs on the computer, but you mustn't look. :pinch:



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:19

Great idea, let little Jonny know that there are boobs on the computer, but you mustn't look. :pinch:

Little Johnny, just like Little Growled, will break his neck trying to look. :D



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:04

I have to wonder why it is, the UK gov cares so much about this subject.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:07

Well you know what they say "The biggest Homophobes are in the closet"



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:11

... e-safe...

why its "e-..." and not "i-..."

its about internet right?

or enternet?



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:37

why its "e-..." and not "i-..."

its about internet right?

or enternet?

For the same reason it's e-mail and not i-mail.  Plus, I'm sure Apple has a trademark on iCrap.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:04

I have to wonder why it is, the UK gov cares so much about this subject.

Because we're prudes, didn't you know? I won't allow my children to view that smut! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to the BSP forum.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:10

why its "e-..." and not "i-..."

its about internet right?

or enternet?

Isn't the "e" for electronic? Electronic-Mail == email?



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 14:50

Won't someone think of the children -- they'll never learn to masturbate.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 14:55

I think there taking the totally wrong approach.  If someone says don't look, your natural reaction is to look.  Had they of not said anything you wouldn't look.

 

My personal recommendation is to bring in the parents at school, holding over two evening sessions and basically sit them down in a big hall to watch a presentation on how to block porn on their PC's, then it's up to the parents then.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 15:04

yeah i am thinking this might backfire.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 15:11

they could try to explain the computer safety side of it, like don't go to porn/pirate/whatever sites because you could get a 'bad program' like a virus/trojan/etc...

 

instead of "don't look because it's naughty"



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 15:25

I agree that kids do need training on e-safety, but not just to be on the lookout for porn. There is a wild, wild Internet out there, with phishers and predators just waiting for some sweet, innocent thing to come by. 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 15:38

Its because Labour arent in power so they want to be seen to be actively "protecting" children from porn so parents think yes there doing something good we'll vote for them.  Learning about that at 5 years old i mean come on thats WAY to young, they probably wouldnt understand what was going on anyway, theyd be shouting for thomas tank engine or pepper pig or whatever crap they watch.to be put on instead. From just before high school or high school maybe but kids wont care, tell em not do something and they'll go do it to see what all the fuss is about. Putting kids parents in a room to help em learn how to block internet porn is a waste of time cus kids are smart these days they'll circumvent the protection with a relevant amount of ease and if they cant figure out how do it, im pretty sure google will help em find out how to do it. Best off to just leave em to it





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