Wednesday, 2 July 2014

If you can read this....

Then consider yourself lucky. Some can't.

ISP Result Last check on Last blocked on
AAISP ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block
BT blocked 2014-07-02 12:20:06 2014-07-02 12:20:06
EE ok 2014-07-02 12:20:07 No record of prior block
Plusnet ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block
Sky ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block
TalkTalk blocked 2014-07-02 12:20:06 2014-07-02 12:20:06
VirginMedia ok 2014-07-02 12:20:06 No record of prior block

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The (UK) government is promoting filters to prevent children and young people from seeing content that is supposed to be for over 18s. This includes pornography and sites that talk about alcohol, smoking, anorexia and hate speech.

In practice, filters block many sites that are not harmful to children. Sometimes, they are blocked by mistake. Sometimes, they are blocked deliberately. For example, many blogs and forums are blocked by default.

The Blocked! website lets you check whether a site has been blocked by these filters. The tool is free but you can support the project by joining ORG, making a donation or becoming a technical volunteer.


Anonymous said...

It is the parents responsibility to raise their child not the government. Government has not right to block freedom. This action becomes a corrupt criminal practice that is taking away responsibility from parents.


Nikola Kovacs said...

I don't quite agree with you Kim, it's society's responsibility to raise children.

Anonymous said...

It is society's responsibility not to over populate. Children will not be individuals if they are common property. Why even have parents then?


Nikola Kovacs said...

Not all parents truly raise their offspring to prepare them appropriately for adult life including the diversity of the wider world. Many parents 'mollycoddle' their children and shield them from things that they believe are inappropriate, other races, other sexualities, other cultures, that are actually not a threat, but just the parent passing on their prejudices.

Children who are raised in this way often take on board the parent's prejudice without even knowing they do, without being exposed to difference often enough to make them realise it's not threatening.

However we live in a world where parents feel they have the sole right to decide everything their kids learn. Like in school if the curriculum changes and different sexualities are taught in sex education, there's parental outcry that they "don't want their kids learning such rubbish".

Look at the outcry from parents when a trans child is known to be in a school. The outcry doesn't come from the kids - it's parents passing on their prejudices.

We have to get over that by taking some of that power away from parents and giving it to society in general.

Anonymous said...

The world is over populated and those that spread their genes and culture that do not make it die. End of story society is not going to progress if they try to save every child especially when society is wrong.

The idea of survival is to have many cultures so some will survive most any unexpected problem. If society is the same they will all die the same.

People do not want to all live the same or believe in one big common race or culture. Let the dumb die.
There is a problem when being different does not figure out a different way. Being trans is not a problem if you do not fight those needed for your survival. Many trans want society to do it their way rather than accepting that other people are different and will not do it their way. It is trans that are not accepting the different cultures. P.S. I am trans in a red neck culture and do not fluent it. I never have a problem and I do not go to places that are fixed in their ways such as bars or churches.