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To: Doe Eyes
Couldn't these sites be block by the ISP?

The ISP's costs would go through the roof, and it wouldn't catch everything, and it's an unfair burden on them - putting them in the position of carrying out duties that they shouldn't have to. It's not their job to police the internet simply because the government tells them to.

We could require homes with children to use ISP that automatically block porn sites.

Or we could just make parents responsible for what their kids do on the internet. Things like stop letting the internect function as a babysitter, putting the computer in the living room in plain sight, installing monitoring/blocking software on the computer, etc.

The ironic thing is, this is a problem that goes back decades before the internet was around - children are naturally curious - when I was a child, it was a magazine that a friend's cousin's friend stole from his dad, now it's the internet, only these days too many parents would rather rely on the government to raise their children - the ones that see the internet as something that will keep Jr. out of their hair for a few hours, etc.

These are the same parents that get upset when their kid ends up with an adult video game, and when you dig into it, you find out the parents gave them the money or even bought it for them without thinking about it.
49 posted on 01/19/2006 11:54:05 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
The ISP's costs would go through the roof, and it wouldn't catch everything, and it's an unfair burden on them - putting them in the position of carrying out duties that they shouldn't have to. It's not their job to police the internet simply because the government tells them to.

Only those with wanting to protect their children would have to use these "select" Providers. Those without children wouldn't need them and would be spared the additional expense.

50 posted on 01/19/2006 12:07:14 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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