Why have I put off writing this meme? There are a couple of reasons. First of all, the topic of this meme is so serious that it’s something I actually find painful to think about it. Secondly, Paula expressed what is needed better than I could hope to.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
The topic of the meme is Safeguarding the Web for Children. You can also read more about it here.
As I understand it, the purpose of the meme is to urge those who run adult sites to require a password before graphic and explicit materials can be viewed. The text of the meme is here:
Please require a password-protected login before allowing even free access to explicit adult content. We understand that selling porn is your business and we respect your right to make a legal living. But understand our legitimate concerns and work with us. You already have the warning adult content on your websites. Yet kids, who are not legal customers of your product, ignore the warning. So to prevent them from having direct access to explicit images, texts and sounds, the simplest way is to have a password-protected login. No more free tours before a visitor supplies basic information.
Is this enough? Will this campaign truly protect our kids?
I hope that this campaign is enough, but I’m afraid that it might not be.
Just yesterday I heard about the latest in adult materials on the news–films of children being attacked. How sick has our culture gotten?
I’m with Paula on this subject; I feel a change of heart is what is truly needed. That change can only come from God. Let’s all pray!
Back when I was a student taking Social Studies in a public school I remember a teacher explaining to our class that our freedoms ended where another citizen’s health and safety began. In other words, we had freedoms AS LONG AS WE DID NOT HARM OTHERS.
Do teachers even bother to explain this to their students any more? I wonder.
If your teacher didn’t tell you in school, I’m going to tell you now.
No amount of profit, pleasure, or perceived pleasure is worth harming another human being.
Did you get that?
NO AMOUNT OF PROFIT, PLEASURE, OR PERCEIVED PLEASURE IS WORTH HARMING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING!!
I’m supposed to tag other bloggers for this meme, so I’m tagging the writing mothers:
The meme doesn’t need to stop with these folks, though. If you’re reading this and you want to write about this topic, consider yourself tagged. Right here, right now, by me.
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