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From SugarBank, a blog about the business of pornography: A Pornographer's Guide to Protecting Kids from Porn Online. (This specific post does not contain explicit content.)

It's nice to see someone else saying the same thing I was saying to a newsgroup in 1999 about safe surfing needing active supervision more than filtering software. My favorite lines from Sam Sugar's article:

"Protecting children who aren't actively looking for sexual material is as simple as good parenting."


and

"When minors are interested enough in sex to look for it online, the rules change. You can't treat pornography as something they're innocently stumbling into, and you can't expect them to ignore the mental and physical aspects of puberty until they're legal adults."

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king_chiron
Feb. 27th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
I'm glad someone is talking truthfully about this. I have to roll my eyes when I hear people talk like kids are these innocents that only find porn when some evil adult is pushing it on them. I know I spent a good portion of my youth looking for sexual references in books at the library, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

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