engine - 5:13 pm on May 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Adult content on the Internet is much too readily available to minors. There must be some sort of controls...
I agree that we need to help protect children from inappropriate content, but there are already tools available to do that.
The first option should be about educating the parents.
The number of times i've heard parents say, "oh, he's a whizz at computers." Yeah, and they have no idea. Come on parents, you need to know what your little surfer is up to. Teach them, encourage them, learn with them. It will be a richer experience for all parties involved.
No, i'm not keen on ISPs blocking it, including google.
There are many apparently non-adult sites where kids can get into difficulties, even sites such as facebook, or IM. Chatting to strangers can be risky, and kids are more easily taken in by those that wish to do evil.
Where do you draw the line at blocking? Everyone will have a different opinion, and if FB was blocked by an ISP there are some adults in the same household that would get upset.
Finally, you won't be able to stop them entirely, but you can make it difficult for them.
It mostly comes down to education, imho.