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DECENCY RATINGS FOR THE INTERNET? Would it work in Poland?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
27 Dec 2008 /  #1
In an interview in the Daily Telegraph British Culture Secretary Andy Burnham said he wanted a rating system for the Inernet like that applied to films (age of persmissibility). He said he was working with Obama to create higher decency standards to protect children against harmful content. The copy-cat Poles would probably introduce something of this sort only if some foreigners did so first. Little original initiative or innovative thinking along the Vistula? Any comment?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
27 Dec 2008 /  #2
The copy-cat Poles

Who ? Are your posts deliberately inflammatory ?
time means 5 | 1,310  
27 Dec 2008 /  #3
just what is not needed-more bureaucracy from an all ready big brother style goverment (uk)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Dec 2008 /  #4
The rating system for films is far from flawless. Again, the point is WHO makes the decisions and what gives them the right to do so. Some films that have been passed as 18 are light for most 12-year old kids these days. Some 15's are quite graphic and contain disturbing themes. So, the key is parents checking out the films and making judgments for themselves.

Parental responsibility should be extended to this Internet rating system. Sorry, I don't see how the judgment of politicians should take presidence over those that directly raise the children.

The Poles probably believe in the maxim, 'If it ain't broke, don't change it'.

Some twattish politician trying to earn extra bucks for himself, sickening :(
time means 5 | 1,310  
27 Dec 2008 /  #5
create higher decency standards t

decency and politicians lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Dec 2008 /  #6
In a nutshell, that was what I wanted to say.

Now, back to my serial killer book. I wonder what rating this would get. Quick, ask me if I care.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
27 Dec 2008 /  #7
Is mine the only internet connection with a filter on it ?

As usual adults not able to think for themselves and need a politician to do it for them. :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Dec 2008 /  #8
Quite pathetic when you think about it :(
time means 5 | 1,310  
27 Dec 2008 /  #9
like we have few other things to worry about
dtaylor 9 | 823  
27 Dec 2008 /  #10
Another thing which "Big Brother" is policing, agreed with The sheep.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Dec 2008 /  #11
Maybe they should have thought about protecting children against war-related images. The graphic content 'security' on Youtube is a joke. Charred bodies can be seen, how about this?
Shawn_H  
27 Dec 2008 /  #12
The graphic content 'security' on Youtube is a joke. Charred bodies can be seen, how about this?

We've still got a pretty good filter on youtube - for the kid's sake. But Liveleak can be pretty graphic (severed arms, charred bodies etc....). Fortunately the kids don't go on Liveleak.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
27 Dec 2008 /  #13
Yeah, youtube went down in my opinion when i seen the Saddam execution video, and the video of the American Pilots killing the Brits by mistake.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
27 Dec 2008 /  #14
It has been shown time and again that the kids of the current generation know more than their parents. They are getting smarter and smarter. Don't assume that they can't get round filters.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
28 Dec 2008 /  #15
Perhaps that statement should be re-formulated to read: "The kids of the current generation THINK THEY know more than their parents. They are getting smarter and smarter" AND ARE WELL ON THERI WAY TO BECOMING TECHNICAL TITANS AND....MORAL MIDGETS!!!.
Dziady - | 50  
28 Dec 2008 /  #16
He said he was working with Obama to create higher decency standards to protect children against harmful content.

I'm not opposed to decency ratings if they don't interfere with accessibility. That said, the above is at best a gross stretch. At most, there was a telephone conversation or a shared memo between Obama staffers and the Culture Secretary.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
28 Dec 2008 /  #17
He said he was working with Obama to create higher decency standards to protect children against harmful content.

we have this now , only it works if you use it... Aol has a rating system , its to protect children, I am all for it, how many sick perverts out there who hunt children on here... what is wrong with protecting children? before we had internet they stalked them in cars.. now they do it via the internet.. any type of protection is ok by me..

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