December 12th, 2002, 04:20 AM
Kids Pornography and Internet
I brought up this articles cause,
Today I just found out my neighbor kids using one of my computers to surf porno site for the whole day and they been using my computer every once aweek (I though they using one of my computers to search internet for their project school!).
And I found this statistic is shocking :
check out the link http://cleartraffic.com/keeping-kids-safe.htm
*60% of all websites on the Internet are pornographic websites (about 1.2 billion).
*As many as 1 in 4 children who use the Internet regularly, will be exposed to unwanted sexual material, including photos of nude people. --taken from FiresOfDarkness, .
*The most dangerous aspect of the Internet is its use by pedophiles. Child molesters and predators use the Internet to pose as youngsters themselves to communicate with other children, expose them to pornography and arrange to meet them in person. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that one in five children age 10-17 who regularly use the Internet have received a sexual solicitation while online.
--taken from National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families (NCPCF)
*There are computer bulletin boards set up specifically for the seduction of children. They lure kids in with games and establish relationships with them on-line. Then they arrange to meet face-to-face. (1)
*Chat rooms and instant/private messages are two main tools pedophiles use to contact children on-line. (2)
*When your child enters a chat room, they have a 100% chance of coming in contact with a sexual predator. 100% CHANCE! The average contact takes 60 seconds. Often it is a predator.
2-4 weeks is the average time it takes for a child to be lured into a personal contact by someone OFF the Internet
*Child molesters often use pornography to seduce their prey, to lower the inhibitions of the victim and to serve as an “instructional manual”
*As of September 2000, children were spending 65% more of their time viewing pornography sites then they did on game sites
*85% of kids surveyed said their parents didn’t know what they did on the Internet
*US phone companies estimate 70% of the 500,000 daily calls to dial-a-porn are made by minors who obtain much of their contact information from the Internet
*An estimated 70% of all pornography ends up in the hands of children
*The average age of first use for boys is 11 and girls 13
*The DOJ says “Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent (and obscene) material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions
So from the fact of that statistic above ... Are you worried about your kids/younger brothers/sisters ?? (BTW I don't have kids or younger brothers/sisters)
Or you don't care...??
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December 12th, 2002, 04:59 AM
Well, how old is he? I mean, if he hasn't reached puberty yet, then it's obviously going to be a problem. Plus he might end up confused about lots of things. But, on the other hand, if he has reached puberty, chances are he seen something his parents didn't want him to see, most likely nudity on tv. Every kid goes through that phase, wondering about the body. Lol, I'm 16, and yes, I've been to many a porn site. And, lol, exposed to them many security flaws (mostly unprotected sections of the site which are easy to spot, or cgi scripts that aren't protected). I'm just saying that you can't keep kids from seeing nudity, you can try to limit it, and if they don't really understand what's going on then they shouldn't be seeing it. But if they're reaching a stage where things are being explained to them in school, they're going to look for some pictures to go along with that info, and, seriously, it's only normal.
And hey angel, your situation is pretty funny, just do something to make him go crazy. Like, come to your computer suddenly and surprise him. Or tell him the sites visited on your computer come up on your monthly bill or something like that. You'll probably get him to stop and save him from being embarrassed. I was caught visiting porn, luckily it was by my brother who was mostly laughing and threatening to rat me out, though he never would.
December 12th, 2002, 05:22 AM
I personally don't see anything wrong with people over the age of 12 looking at porn. It's something natural to everyone, why try and shield it from them. Now I don't agree he should be doing it on your computer, but don't be upset about it. Its like being offended by a fart...theres no reason to be. And I agree with linuxelite, do something to embarrass him, make it funny.
December 12th, 2002, 05:29 AM
That is true, it is a stage that everybody goes through in their lives. When you are starting to discover more and more about the human or opossite sex body, you have this sudden feeling of seeing what it is like and how you can get excited to it. There is no point of resistence, when pornography is showen to you everywhere you go. Email, search engines, etc. Its only a matter of time until you decide to start exploring. The scary part, is the child molesters, using pornography to lure children to them, that is pretty scary. So those of you that are parents, just make sure you keep an eye on who your children is chatting with, and what kind of activities is going on during the chat. -Ebo
December 12th, 2002, 05:52 AM
i find these figures too hard to believe. Maybe its just my browsing habits or the fact that i don't have children or brothers and sisters myself but i think this group is trying to prove the need for its own existance. im not saying its not a problem i just don't believe its THAT big of a problem.
If parents allow a child on a computer its their responsibility to watch what they're doing. There's plenty of filtering software if they can't be bothered but they can't go blamming the internet for their own neglect.
The internet in general wasn't designed for children to play in. maybe someday they'll be a domain safe for children. but until that happens parents should realize that its a wild and wooly place and they better watch what their kids are doing instead of blaming the rest of the world when something bad happens. Everybody knows! there is no excuse!
Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
December 12th, 2002, 07:50 AM
My kids (two young teenage boys) have access to my computer/s and I control what they can view by blocking inappropriate sites via the transparent proxy set up on my linux box/gateway. ACL's under squid take care of this.
I am not looking over their shoulders every minute of their time on the net but I do take responsibilty for what they can and can not do. I do take a quick look at the access log (kids are aware of this) on the proxy and if I find a site that is in my opinion is inappropriate it goes into the "blacklisted sites" - this included porn, warez, hate sites etc .... this also shows them that just about anything you do with a computer is recorded somewhere and can be looked at by someone.
If they feel they "need" to access a site I have blocked - they can come and talk to me and we look discuss why they "need" access. I have also blocked access to IRC for the kids but this can be opened and used under supervision if required.
This was very easy to set-up, difficult/impossible for them to by-pass (nobody gets the root password, not even the wife) and gives me piece of mind and time to get on with other things while they are on the net.
I am not a prude and I'm sure if they want to look at porn they are going to, but as a responsible parent I'm not going to make it easy for them to access or for others to push it in their faces.
December 12th, 2002, 07:56 AM
The computer and the internet is a tool. Parents who give their children unlimited, unsupervised access to the internet are asking for trouble. A chain saw is a tool, how many parents allow a child unlimited, unsupervised accces to a chain saw.
It's not an innocent world. Parents cannot expect the government or society to protect their children. they need to educate and arm themselves.
I have two teen agers, they don't have TVs in their rooms, they don't have internet in their rooms. The family's computer is in the living room. I don't spy but I can't help but see the monitor.
I don't snoop their rooms, but occasionally put away their laundry. Those parents of the columbine students who recognized bomb parts in their kids room and did nothing were amazing.
People need to take responsibility, personally.
"Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot
December 12th, 2002, 08:11 AM
Alright, im here sitting in a cybercafe, two kids aged probably 10 and 12, are on the computer on my back, i dont want to peek and see what they are doing, but i can hear their whispers and totally make out what they are doing, one is saying "oye, dont be stupid, what if they see us doing this?", the other sayz "simple, we get busted, i dont care, we are not doing it intentionally, somebody sent it to us", the poor guys were in a gaming chat room, when they got a PM with adult links, those stupid messages, like "come see me" and crap. I really pity these young children, i dont mean to be conservative, bit it's as simple, the porn on the internet is very shocking and it shouldnt be allowed for kids not ablove 16 to watch it. Voyeurism to an extent is still not harmful, but porn is very shocking sometimes, so as some people have stated that after 12, it's not harm, well it might not be, and im not a psychologist, but it makes a very deep impression on the child's mind , and believe meh, it's not good.
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December 12th, 2002, 08:49 AM
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December 12th, 2002, 02:55 PM
You mean there are other things to do on the internet besides look at porn? Who would have thought?
Seriously, the internet is the number one spot to get porn. There is tons of it. I remember when I was in middle school, I got AOL. First thing I learned how to do was get porn. I guess what it comes down to is the child guardians opinion on porn. I don't think porn should be outlawwed from the internet, there is plenty of software and parental controls to block it if the parents really care that much. But personally, I don't think it is a big deal. I tell all my girlfriends that they have porn to thank for my skills. haha... ;-)
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