As advancements in technology continue to exceed expectations, the internet starts to present itself more as a reliable tool than a technological breakthrough. With every passing year, people take for granted what a powerful asset the internet can truly be. However, common sense would suggest that, every powerful tool comes with a significant risk. The risk takes the form of every lewd, violent, and undesirable website which exists in the vast network of information. Some possess knowledge extensive enough to avoid these dangerous sites, but those who are young and blissfully ignorant of the unseen nature of the internet cannot possibly be expected to avoid these dangers on their own. Therefore, in order to protect the minds, hearts, and futures of the younger generation, precautionary measures should be taken to prevent children from accessing or stumbling upon sites which, by no means, should ever be seen by children.
It is said that over 30 percent of all data transferred across the internet is pornography (Kleinman, 2017). With much of this content being easy to access and free to view, it comes as no surprise that numerous children find themselve viewing explicit content. A study was done that shows up to fifteen percent of all 12-17 year olds view pornography through online sources or other means, this includes unwanted exposure. The study also states that 70 percent of 15-17 year old internet users report stumbling upon pornography quite often. Teens who have had
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As technology has progressed and with the internet flourishing over the past 20 years, in comes the inevitable chance of finding porn. A computer with internet access can typically be found in almost every household in the country, and thus –the increase of porn exposure. For males in particular who are more likely to search for it, pornography becomes available at every corner of the web by a simple Google search to a free porn site, or even in advertisements. The porn exposure typically begins at an early age, “9 out of 10 boys are exposed to pornography
The internet is a powerful resource and tool for many people today. It is an advantage for students who use it for their schoolwork or for adults working on their job. However, the internet is filled with disgusting content that children have access to everyday. Violence, bullying, pornography, and sex trafficking are among the many parts of this issue. Parents already have the challenge of raising their children, so figuring out which websites to censor should not be something they need to worry about. The internet should be censored for violent and sexual content because of the effects that violent media and early exposure to sexually explicit content has on children, while preventing various unfavorable behaviors as a result.
Nowadays, the internet is accessed by all the age groups, especially young people. The increasing number of young people who use the internet has indicate that the internet has already become an essential part of teenagers’ lives. However, the influence of the internet has both positive and negative consequences, while the negative consequences may make young people become antisocial. The term of antisocial can be explained as an individual who is often avoids socialising with others. This essay will argue that the dangers of the internet among young people regarding to the essay question “the internet is creating a generation of anti-social youth”. There are three arguments to support this thesis which are, the role of online
The article "The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?" written by Cathleen Cleaver is a clear claim of the necessity of government regulation to control what is being shown on the Internet. To support her claim, Cleaver gives the pornographic web sites as an example. She argues that the regulations used to control the selling of pornography applied to porn stores, magazines, and television should also be applied to the Internet. The reason for such necessity is that it is impossible to control who is actually accessing such web sites. Following this reason, Cleaver's main claim in the article is that children can access pornographic web sites on the Internet. This claim is clearly stated by
The NSPCC have published a ‘Provision for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour’ (Smith et al, 2013). This provision looks at how local authorities help young people who have been reported for harmful sexual behaviour. Although harmful sexual behaviour has not been defined, the interpretation is that the provision is based on young people who need help after causing harm through sexual behaviour, for example, sexual abuse. It was found that the procedures and guidelines that support good practice in cases like this do not offer explicit intervention and prevention techniques, which may cause future issues to occur, such as reoffending. As well as this, the NSPCC (2016) have released an advice webpage for parents to understand what is normal sexual behaviour for the ages of 14-16, and what to do if they are worried about certain behaviour. The NSPCC advice page reassures parents that it is normal for young people aged 14-16 to start exploring their sexual behaviour privately, as they are going through or have been through puberty. If they seem to have forceful or aggressive sexual behaviour, this may be a warning sign. If parents are worried, they are told to speak to their child to try to understand why they are acting this way, or speak to a health professional for advice. It is also advised that at this age, young people may come across porn online. However, this may cause distress (NSPCC, 2015). Also, it was found that watching online porn changed the way 28% of surveyed 11-18 year olds viewed relationships (The Telegraph, 2013). This suggests that young people may be influenced by what they see online. This is important as the NSPCC advise parents to keep an eye on their teenagers behaviour, and if they are worried, to seek
Imagine a parent, walking into their son or daughter’s room to see an unpleasant image on their device’s screen. The image depicts something which may be offensive, gory, or inappropriate. How can parents be completely sure what their children come across? “Approximately 10,000-30,000 new inappropriate websites enter the work queue each day…” (www.fepproject.com, 2012). This issue is unfortunately occurring all over North America, affecting hundreds of thousands of teenagers, and concerning the parents of many children. “Predators sometimes prod their online acquaintances to exchange personal information, such as addresses and phone numbers, thus putting the kids they are chatting with—and their families—at risk” (http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/net-safety.html, 2016). With Internet filtering systems being installed will prevent students under the age of 18 from viewing inappropriate content, and other Internet users from discovering information about the young user. However, despite the internet being a dangerous place, this issue is also the fault of children across the world who take advantage of free website browsing.
Due to the technology available today children of all ages have access to the internet. In the 1960’s the internet became a major source of marketing, sales, and distribution of both products and services. Unfortunately many of these services were used by children under the age of 13 years old (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 2011).
An increasing number of children are now using the Internet. They are starting at a younger age, using a variety of devices and spending more time online. The Internet can be a major channel for their education, creativity and self-expression. However, it also carries a spectrum of risks to which children are more vulnerable than adults. Addressing risks faced by children online is becoming a policy priority for an increasing number of governments (‘’The protection of children online’’, 2011, pg.13).
In the modern-day and age, we are constantly consuming a variety of information. A number of sources such as the Internet, television, and the phone allow everyone to access the data they consume to watch sites such as extreme violence and pornography, especially for young adults and children because it is extremely difficult to get rid of this addiction once a person has started viewing pornography. While grown-ups can recognize between what is right and wrong and safely control their developed minds, children are much more perceptive towards its unsafe content and thus kids are more likely to be addicted to watching pornography, causing problems for them in their later lives. Therefore, parents passing on vital information regarding the dangers of pornography to their children are essential to implementing strong parental controls.
Internet censorship is necessary to protect citizens, especially children, from the abundance of harmful, illegal, and offensive material that is available on the Internet. There is much evidence showing that, while the Internet contains much useful information and resources, it also contains a significant amount of illicit content such as pornography (Clyde, 1997). Child pornography online is not only a highly profitable industry but it has also led to the sexual exploitation of children all over the
The Internet is an immense database that provides users with a tremendous amount of information on research, commerce, and entertainment. Unfortunately, as the internet keeps advancing, online predators continue to become more successful in what they do. The internet is an ideal network for pedophiles to pursue their interests and fixations with young children. It enables them to locate and interact with adolescents more rapidly than ever before. Although the idea of pedophiles luring children in on the internet is a horrifying image, it is happening. It is through the internet’s easy accessibility that children continue to become vulnerable to these internet predators while engaging in social networking sites.
While many parents of young kids are advocates for protecting their children against unsafe material, some disagree. For example, they believe that anything should be available and accessible to everyone on the Internet, regardless of age. They argue that control over the Internet’s contents would constitute as unlawful censorship, and thus violate their rights under the First Amendment. They also believe that it is the responsibility of each parent to supervise their child’s Internet use. However, an unsuspecting child may hit an inappropriate hyperlink by accident while innocently “surfing” the Internet. This could lead to confusion, exposure to material too mature for their age, and awkward situations.
With the increasing popularity of the Internet, especially among children, parents and others have been concerned that young people have easy access to a wide range of pornography available online. They have pointed out that it is a relatively easy maneuver for children to call up salacious material at home or in libraries--simply by searching for key words like "porn" or "sex." The purpose of this paper is to amplify on this subject of the need for regulation of the Internet.
Almost every home, school, and library in the United States, has computers and access to the internet. Although computers are vital to children’s success in school, the Internet can expose them to inappropriate material and online predators. With the constant advances in technology over the years, the increase in Internet use by children and teenagers has resulted in concerns about preventing illegal Internet activities. In an attempt to mitigate crimes such as piracy, copyright infringement, accessing of pornographic material by minors, and identity thief, the United States Congress implemented several legislative acts to address these concerns (Harrison, n. d.). The following
Pornography has strong influences over its viewers. Recent research has been done in attempt to find the link between sexually explicit material and how exposure to it has caused changes in a person’s aggression level toward women, and one’s cognitive development of sexual and social standards and expectations. The findings are grounds for advising trying to regulate the accessibility of pornography to minors to avoid these potentially harmful influences. Although, during adolescence, usually centered between the ages of 13 and 19, sexual curiosity is expected, compulsive curiosity to sexual material that is not most realistic in nature can cause unrealistic views of women and sex roles. These impacts are happening in the plastic minds of 13 and 19-year-old web surfers who are unaware of the effects taking place. Child pornography is a form of child sexual abuse. Federal law defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor less than 18 years old. Progressively, child pornography laws are being used to punish the utilization of computer technology and the Internet to get, share, and appropriate pornographic material including kids, including pictures and movies. Having a violation of federal child pornography laws is a serious crime and first time offenders found guilty of producing child