Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Internet Pornography

As the parent of young children, I take great care in monitoring the types of entertainment which is allowed in my home.  I am concerned about the increasing number of pornographic websites which masquerade as non-porn websites.  As such, I have created a White House petition asking President Obama to require all Internet Service Providers offer the option to block pornographic web content if users request it.  I hope all of my readers will not only sign this petition, but that you will share it with all your friends and family.

Here is the link:

Here is the text from my petition.

Require ALL Internet providers offer the option to block pornographic content.

Over the past few decades, great technological advances have been made to give individuals (and more specifically parents) more tools to control the types of media that enter their homes. Smart chip technology has revolutionized television viewing as individuals can set the rating for content allowed in their homes. Unfortunately, this is unavailable for Internet users, despite the fact that the technology is available to block pornographic content.
It is time for Internet providers to offer this optional service. Those who wish to have pornographic content blocks will be able to call their service provider (or manage their account online) to turn on or off this block. The block will default to "OFF" so users must request it (eliminating censorship concerns).