Children need protection. Their parents will not be always sitting by them to make sure they are safe while using the Internet . Of course not all children are bad, but even in some game websites there are some links which will lead you to some immoral and inappropriate websites, so blocking these kinds of web sites will make your children safe and let you relax.
Some of the websites on the internet show different things such as information or adult themes and rude pictures. These should be censored so under aged children cannot see the inappropriate content. By doing this we are making sure that our children can live innocent and happy lives without being exposed to many different things.
It's not the freedom of speech that is targeted in the Internet censorship targets, it's the posers, the hackers, the theft of personal information, the wide spread of pornography, the social disconnect of people because of online game addictions. Internet should be strictly regulated to ensure the cyber wellness of people using it. It's not enough for the parents to tell their children not to go to pornographic websites because there is no assurance for the children to follow what their parents have said.
I believe that the Internet should be treated like a public place and should be policed accordingly. That means censoring adult or offensive sites that are readily accessible to children, among other much-needed censoring measures.
Look at the amount of stupidity, racism, sexism, pornography, and basically other junk on the internet. I and many others don't and shouldn't have to muddle our way through this junk every time we go on the internet. Little children should not be exposed to these things early on or it could damage their development. So in the end, I would prefer for the internet to be regulated so we don't have to go through this internet filth every day.
If you want the truth, find out about it yourself. Firsthand. Not from some loud-mouth trolls or bullies which are so prevalent nowadays online. Plus there is ore misinformation than real information online these days. So it even more confusing and scary. It stops progress. A business that is good ,but being bashed by one "unhappy" client, even though its the client's fault, may actually close down. How is that a good thing?
The internet should censor things that could possibly induce violent behavior. Do you think the boston bombers knew off top on how to make bombs? No! That information can be found online. Just a while back I was watching a video of a dude who apparently found out how to make an assault rifle out of a 3D printer. A PRINTER !! The irony. And someone thought it was a good idea to put it on the net. We do not only have to worry about people with guns but depressed people with 3D printers !!! Censor some of this unnecessary mess.
The internet has been providing people with mental illnesses graphic images and ideas that fill their head. Why do you think we have people shooting up movie theaters and being able to make homemade bombs? All of this information is available online and provides a training ground for sick individuals. How many child molesters do you think have been created from the sick crap available online? I think we need some serious online protection.
I think what's being missed here is that there are more harmful things on the internet than just pornography or sexual images we don't want our kids to see. The most dangerous things are ones that adults don't know about.
For example, pro-anorexia websites, where viewers have access to extreme diets, "inspiring" photos of severely skinny girls, and codes of conduct. These codes include phrases like "If you aren't thin, you aren't attractive" and " You must buy clothes, style your hair, take laxatives, starve yourself, do anything to make yourself look thinner". Sure, you can make the argument that parents shouldn't let their kids onto these sites. But the truth is a lot of parents aren't even aware that their child has an eating disorder.
Another thing trending on the web these days are suicide and self harm how-to's. The target audience is mostly teenagers and young adults looking for help in taking their own life. They can even take a quiz to see which method of suicide is best for them.
I think in cases like these, there is absolutely no reason that this information should be accessible.
Why are we allowing this information on the Internet? Just sign on, type in your subject, build a bomb and kill our citizens! This is insanity! We do not need to feed the minds of the radical nuts and insane people. To allow propaganda to be accessed is crazy. We should stop it.
The Internet was made to be free and so that anyone could share the ideology that they wish. By suppressing our right to share our ideas you're suppressing our right to our freedom. Yes, I acknowledge the negatives but there is much more positives from freedom of speech than censorship.
To censor the Internet would take away from one's freedom of expression. One could not blog their ideas or share art in places such as DeviantART and the censorship would spread to other facets of daily life. Censorship is not even defined by the Supreme Court which means it's held to the individual judge case by case.
I think we should have privacy online. Parents and guardians should trust kids on the internet. Only 10% of kids actually do bad stuff on the internet, but what about the other 90%? Parents should stop stressing about your kids and read a book and relax. Children start obeying your parents and everyone will be happy.
You've seen how people are treated in China. They have no freedom of speech, even more so on the internet where it's most valued. Emails are pilfered through by government officials to check for anti-government sentiments, and bloggers and other types of news officials are severely at risk for imprisonment if they're found out by the government. It's has shown to be oppressive in other countries', so why would you want it here.
You should be allowed to do or say whatever you want without the government interfering. You shouldn't have to worry about getting arrested for downloading some music. If we let this go on then eventually everything even remotely politically incorrect will be censored and the people with different opinions will be oppressed.
Censoring the Internet should be the parents' job whether or not they want their child to surf the net. If people are so scared that their kids will accidentally cross over onto the "dark side" of the Internet, there is always parental locks, and even total ban from the intent! Even if they "don't have tat ability", technology will still keep on growing regardless of the efforts of both the parents and the real terrorists...
If you're censoring things people are putting on the internet, it's a violation of their freedom speech and press and you can't do that. Plus, the internet is the internet. Regular civilians aren't the bosses of it.They can't monitor everything that goes on there. Also, how do you know exactly everything that your censoring couldn't be helpful to someone? Just because you, one worthless little person, thinks it's corrupting kids or the internet as it was made, you're way out of line.
I don't think that the internet should be censored because if it shouldn't be on the internet then it should already be blocked. Noone should have the right to know what your going on unless you are like a pervert or under the age. Maybe all adult websites should only be accessible to adult and children shouldn't be able to get on to them.
The Internet should not be censored, because the information on it is important to someone, in all cases. Anyone should be allowed to post whatever they want, as part of their rights for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. If you do not like something on the Internet, then you do not have to view it. But, that does not mean that other people should not be able to view it, if they want to.
If children go and watch porn, let them. They're going to do it anyway, no point in stopping it. I mean, 90% of kids already do it. What would be the reason to even try to stop it? kids already did it or saw it. So yeah, I'm against censorship.