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  • Utah Porn Filter Bill

    I read that in the state of Utah, there is proposed legislation that would give consumers a choice to have their Internet connection filtered for pornography (and the like) or not. Details on the legislation can be read about here.

    What do you all think of having that option? If it works in Utah, would you support said in your home state? Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Originally posted by Nahum View Post
    I read that in the state of Utah, there is proposed legislation that would give consumers a choice to have their Internet connection filtered for pornography (and the like) or not. Details on the legislation can be read about here.

    What do you all think of having that option? If it works in Utah, would you support said in your home state? Thanks for sharing. :)
    I like it. I like the idea a lot.

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    • #3
      I like the idea. It's very easy to access porn these days, and for children, nothing's stopping them from looking these things up. That's why they have very low morals these days, I think the idea of filtering porn, as well as graphic content, would make the children better growing up, instead of being raised by porn and violence on their television screens. Lots of things to consider, because even in today's games, kids are just playing stuff that aren't suited for them left and right, and if the parents are too lax about trying to discipline their children, maybe the filter that the government will use would finally be the key to controlling what children these days can watch and play.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nahum View Post
        I read that in the state of Utah, there is proposed legislation that would give consumers a choice to have their Internet connection filtered for pornography (and the like) or not. Details on the legislation can be read about here.

        What do you all think of having that option? If it works in Utah, would you support said in your home state? Thanks for sharing. :)
        I like that idea. It would stop children to windward but I agree with OursIsTheFury that parents should take care of their children but also children should be careful of such stuff.
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        • #5
          It does sound like it will be a great law if it is passed. Problem though is this won't keep kids who consume porn from getting it. It's relatively easy for tech-savvy teens to bypass any filters which is why I think screen sharing apps would work better. Parents can take a look at what their children are viewing at any time.
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          • #6
            I like this law and I hope this can be passed not just on Utah but here in my country as well. Children today are very tech-savvy and they are even more knowledgeable about computer stuff than the parents. It can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. To be honest, I'm not opposed to introducing gadgets to babies or toddlers at a later age. This way, they can have more hands-on activities and toys rather than watching YouTube on an iPad or tablet. Sadly, I see this all the time here, children in strollers with an iPad in front. Or kids in malls that play on smartphones instead of socialising with family or friends.

            And it's okay if they cannot access the bad stuff. But it's kind of easy to even access negative videos on YouTube. I remember my son playing with his cousin's iPad and I looked over and saw him watching GTA videos with nursery rhyme music. I was shocked! I know that GTA can get too violent and it can be bad influence to my son as well. Needless to say, I had to stop him from spending time with that cousin especially when there's an iPad involved.

            But like others said, it isn't a foolproof plan. We still need to pay attention to our kids and see whatever they're doing. You never know if he learned hitting or punching because of just one video online.
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