adult sites in the internet and its effect on minors...remedy?

Philippines
January 19, 2007 2:21pm CST
i visited an internet cafe yesterday to check on my mylot site...i sat beside 5 kids they wher giggling laughing and staring at the monitor...i was surprise to see that they were watching an adult video feed in the net...i reported the matter to the clerk but what he did was merely to scold the kids...the kids went on watching it(their ages =9y/o and up)is there a way to really block this nuisance to protect our children?im not a coputer kin of guy but how can we perevent this from happening to our children...i think internet cafe should be strict on this matter and i do hope website and networks can remedy this problem.
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@vityota (878)
• India
19 Jan 07
hey it is effecting a lot of minors and nothing is being done about it and i dont thing anyone will do anything about it also.. lets see what will happen
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
20 Jan 07
dont be so negative....whn a kid is caught parents should be informed....and i believe that 1 day there will bea way to tackle this problem i have load of ideas in my head..but it would do no good....
@Adderz (66)
20 Jan 07
how naughty
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• India
20 Jan 07
I'm from South India; I reside in a city known as Coimbatore, where the browsing centres or cybercafes used to collect age/identity proof before giving PC to browse. This ensures that no kid enters internet for bad purpose. But the parents who use internet connection in their homes should protect their children by strict passwords for making the connection.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
10 Feb 07
to me its quite easy, keep parental controls high, even on public access ports. Starve the so called sites of publicity and they soon go away
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• Philippines
10 Feb 07
yeah parental conrol i am in accord with that friend..but how can we starve those sites from publicity?sorry for my ignorance coz im not a computer or internet guy...pls do enlighten us on this opinion...peace!looking forward to hear from you about this issue.
• Uganda
20 Jan 07
In response to your view 007Bond1974, the internet sites in which adults are supposed to explore can never be limited or restricted from the internet, but i would advice that the cyber cafes in which the b'low 18s can surf should be programmed to restricted these ponographic sites which means an age restriction cyber should be initiated so as to prevent this kind of matter from happening. Thanks a lot for your identification over this matter, pliz spot other areas. this will enable us try to find solutions to some of the hidden problems,
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• Philippines
22 Jan 07
i will sweetsticks...i also got the same opinion from a friend here in mylot from india...(restriction to minors)...i do hope more of our friends would help us protect our children.SHALOM(peace)
@anvil_86 (154)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
the internet cafe should have a busses to monitors its customers specially to the kids for they are minors. and also parents shoud guide there children
• Egypt
20 Jan 07
yes i gree with you .. but i think that there is no monitor in this places .. parent usually don't care about this point
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
I think disciplining and protecting the children should be first done at home. Computers from home can be protected by putting password etc. that only the parents know. I also think that parents should also try to sit down beside their kids when they surf the net and give them a background about the internet, the risks of meeting/talking to "strangers" and things kids understand. As for internet shops or cafes...I think they should be strict with minors being able to access adult sites. I would suggest these internet shops create a system wherein they can control/block sites for minors.
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
i do agree with your opinion sir...i raely hope they do first consider its effect on minors before thier income interest...its a matter of will i think...coz the clerk or the owner if he indeed is concerned bout the future of this minors and the effects of it if not addressed to can always act on this and make actions to control the situation..paece!thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinion sir...peace!
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 07
I know this is to bad it's also happen in my country. for stop it I think so hard, in cybercafe owner side they just sell what they have and costumer can choose which one they like. in costumer side they want for what they already pay. I think this to much complicated must there is rules show there is a limit age to see mature content.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 07
yeah i agree with you...i realy would like to see a law compelling net cafe owners to monitor minor activities in surfing the net...thanks for your opinion/thoughts friend...i invited you as friend in this site,ill be happy if youll approve it.
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I think internet cafes should have a strict policy on the customers that they allow to use their rental service. At least an age limit restriction just to make sure that kids do not get to view those kind of material most especially outside of their parents knowledge. I am even surprised by the fact that 9yo kids? already interested in those things? My goodness, it's really getting worse and worse everyday huh?!
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i agree with you mam...thats why i hope those internet cafe owners would have common sense to think that minors enter their cafe...and that theres a great risk that these things may happen...thanks for the reply mam.peace
@Mommamea (1215)
• United States
19 Jan 07
What place is this? I surely don't want my kids going there. I know my daughter sometimes goes to the local library and accesses the computer there. They do have software on their computers that blocks these types of sites from everyone not just underage kids. I would make a point to speak with the manager and not just the clerk. I would also speak to the local authority to question the ramifications on such a place allowing this to go on.
• Egypt
20 Jan 07
but in the schools here there is no block software to protect the young childs from this danger sites .. you are lucky there
@as2490 (90)
19 Jan 07
Yes i have also witnessed minors looking at explicit content which should not be accessable at their age. Personally i think that the remedy for such behaviour should be a civilised chat between the kids and their parents about whats right and whats wrong, we must learn to educate our kids on these things. If the problem still persists then the government should do something about it and urge all graphic content to be taken off the internet or to be browsable only by the ages of 18 or over.
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• Philippines
27 Jan 07
yes indeed...agein i was there at the same internet cafe..sad to say the clerk havent done anything to control those minors logging in adult sites since the last time i was there...but anyhow i reminded her again...i hope he could summon her common sense to do so.thanks for the reply...i do believe in communication between parents and child too..control can be started at home through dialogue...peace friend.
@mom2boys (334)
• United States
19 Jan 07
why were such young kids allowed on there without supervision???? that is ridiculous, most parents use child blocks, most responsible ones anyway. this is a big problem.
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
big problem indeed..
@momus8 (92)
20 Jan 07
Here, in England, most Internet cafe's have software which blocks adult sites, it doesn't matter if you're an adult or not, you are not allowed to view adult material in the Cafe, which i believe is a good system.
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• India
20 Jan 07
we cant do anything ,this the stage when all this happens ,because of bad atmosphere or surrounding .all kids or not same only few r like that ,and as for as cafe owner r concern they have to earn money why will they oppose .somewhat we can do is that we would keep our kids away from the dirty atmosphere (like friendship with bad boys n dirty channels on t.v).
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
20 Jan 07
The Cafe should have a block on these computers so minors cannot sign on. I would talk to the manager and if he doesn't take action, call a local TV station. After that hits the news they will have a drastic drop in business I bet. They could also possibly be held for contributing to the delinquincy of a minor. Your local authorities could advise you on this.
• Malaysia
20 Jan 07
yes, there is a filter for the website content which is available to view it or not. the cafe should set it earlier on all the computer he/she has. in the internet option you can find the setting...try it on
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@Goranimal (315)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Better parenting would be a good start, not allowing your minor child to be online unattended would also help. If your not able to watch your child at home when he/she is on the computer then installing blocking software works well, you can also make your self the admin of that computer and only allow the child to visit child safe sites, and you can also but easy to install software so you can track the sites he/she is visiting but all the chat thats going on with friends.
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@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
20 Jan 07
There are lot of remedy available at the desktop level itself we have lot of AV softwares which has content filtering features which can block all the adult contents on a page or even totally ban visiting adult sites. The remedy should be our initiative we cannot blame our ISP or the company who is running the adult sites. Please check for Antivirus softwares like Trend Micro, Nortan who have excellent content filtering features.
• India
20 Jan 07
I have read your mail. I think you might be right to protect our children from those adult websites. I suggest that we should develop an software that should able to prevent or does not support to open the video's. This Internet centre's should install those softwares, if a person wants to saw a video he should inform to staff in that centre and he will open software with the password and person can acces it. This is the opt idea to protect our children from those adult videos.
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• Canada
20 Jan 07
Kids are so smart today that almost anything you can come up with, they will be able to get around. The Danish people have a strange( to north american views) way of dealing with this kind of stuff. They do not hide it. The way they talk about about life and how they act is very free. They say if a kid knows there is a bowl of candy and you try and hide it, they will continue serching for it till they find it. If it happens to in the open, it is no big deal and kids can choose to take it or leave it.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I cannot believe that an internet cafe would not have software to block such sites. I guess they thought that no one would be bold enough to sit there watching an adult video in front of other customers. Sigh. I am really sorry that these kids were not made to stop. It is really sad.
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@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
yes, there is a way to block those sites only if that clerk really wants it. If that clerk has no intention to block those sites, even we punch a lot of ways to block it, then it is useless.
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