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#1 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:04

David Cameron today urged people to boycott “vile” websites that allow cyberbullying as several major advertisers withdrew from a site linked to four suicides.

 

http://www.thetimes....icle3837478.ece

 

 




#2 James123

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:08

Nobody forces children to join these sites, and at any time they can choose to disable their own account. I don't understand why David Cameron feels the need to get involved (again).

#3 Solid Knight

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:11

I don't get it. It's a chat room as far as I can tell. They could always, you know, leave the chat.



#4 max22

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:12

I totally agree with David Cameron!



#5 Lord Method Man

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:12

Ridiculous. Clearly its Ask.fm's fault their daughter committed suicide.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:14

Isn't Ask.FM a perfectly valid site - more a problem that they've simply allowed anonimity (as per MANY sites)?



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:15

I totally agree with David Cameron!

 

I'd be keen to hear an informed argument?



#8 Edrick Smith

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:18

I'm not going to bother looking into the ages of everyone who said "they can just leave duhh", however you do realize we're talking about young kids who often don't think that way? 



#9 Lord Method Man

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:36

I'm not going to bother looking into the ages of everyone who said "they can just leave duhh", however you do realize we're talking about young kids who often don't think that way? 

 

They obviously have no choice but to keep coming back to these sites because they don't know any better.

 

Lets just shut down the entire internet and be done with it already. It's to protect the children.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:44

Isn't Ask.FM a perfectly valid site - more a problem that they've simply allowed anonimity (as per MANY sites)?

you can disable anonymous questions if you don't want to receive theme.

#11 Growled

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:54

Doesn't anyone ever listen to what he's saying?



#12 Lirodon

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 16:54

I'm sorry, but when it comes to censorship and stuff like this, the United Kingdom is starting to become very ridiculous. Worse than Australia for crying out loud.



#13 jakem1

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:14

Nobody forces children to join these sites, and at any time they can choose to disable their own account.

 

 

I don't get it. It's a chat room as far as I can tell. They could always, you know, leave the chat.

 

Umm, isn't that exactly what he's recommending?



#14 jakem1

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:14

I'm sorry, but when it comes to censorship and stuff like this, the United Kingdom is starting to become very ridiculous. Worse than Australia for crying out loud.

 

I don't think you understand what censorship is.



#15 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:19

So he wants to boycott all websites?





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