Skip to comments.Child-proof the Internet or face regulation, warns EU Commission
Posted on 05/05/2012 1:59:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The European Commission has threatened to table a comprehensive set of child internet safety rules if the software industry fails to self-regulate to protect children online.
Unveiling its "European strategy for a better internet for children' on Wednesday (2 May), the Commission said that with 75% of children regularly accessing the web, targeted measures were needed to protect them online and improve digital literacy.
Among its proposals, the EU executive has called on the IT industry to draw-up an EU-wide mechanism allowing children to report harmful content, age-appropriate privacy settings, and make stricter use of age rating to prevent children from accessing violent or pornographic material online.
But it warned that it would propose binding legislation "if self-regulation fails to deliver".
The move by the Commission is an attempt to respond to rising concerns among parents and policy-makers that light-touch online regulation is failing to combat on-line bullying and grooming on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as child sex abuse on the Internet. In 2010, a report by the IWF identified over 16,700 instances of child sexual abuse content on the web, while a survey conducted by the EU Kids Online project reported that 4 in 10 children had communicated with strangers online, been exposed to dangerous content or suffered cyberbullying.
The Commission also demanded swift implementation by industry of legislation aimed at combating child sex abuse and pornography, as well as e-commerce and data protection rules, citing IWF evidence that over 40% of websites promoting child sex abuse were hosted in either Europe or Russia.
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Its for the CHILLDRUUNNN!!
So the same people that support teaching children the most vile acts, birth control and so forth are worried about what these children see on the internet?
No hypocrisy left behind.
They care about the children....but when 6 year old Antili Mohamed gets herself snipped...no problem or when 6 year old Janique Mohamed gets married at 13 no problem...or when 6 year old Quinsy Smith wants a girl part they get him ready for the operation table. NO SARCASM.
...and so it begins.
To be honest whenever I see politicians scream about banning porn on the internet, lets get real.. It is not banning porn, it is just to control speech and block sites like this. For the record I hate porn..
What ever happened to parents being parents and controlling their own children’ behavior?
(Yeah, I know, it's the EU and the First Amendment doesn't apply to them.)
You got it. Powers granted to "control porn" will instead primarily be used to curtail access to "hate sites". And media and blogs will be given ultimatums to "avoid hate speech or be blocked as a hate site".
The European Establishment is increasingly worried about the number of people who no longer are willing to be PC.
Have the user first answer a simple algebra problem.
Lock it to the MAC address and increase difficulty.
Some will quit.
Most will use Wolfram.
A few may learn something?