A bit like bailing out a sinking Titanic using a thimble.
More importantly it now seems that if you want the widest possible searches you will have to choose the porno option and be recorded as a pervert.
Sorry but I left kindergarten 55 years ago and do not need this. Even though I am an old fart I know enough to set up our various devices when the grandchildren come so that if they pick one up their access is limited.
I realise this is the wrong way to look at it, because modern children must be given everything they want when they want it, but my suggestion would be:
If you're worried that your child is going to look at stuff they shouldn't be looking at, then don't give them devices for looking at it.
If you MUST give them a phone, then make sure it's a cheap phone.
1. It won't get knicked because it's not worth much.
2. They can still make calls and send texts, so they can contact you.
3. If it does get broken, it's not as expensive to replace.
4. They might spend more time studying at school, and less time throwing birds at pigs.
Apaarently whilst the publicity suggests that you have to contact your ISP if you want the porn box ticked, the reality is that you actually don't. Your ISP will automatically give you access unless you tell them not to. It's foolproof, I mean it's not like kids learn about IT in school or talk to each other about ways to subvert parental controls or anything like that.
I don't know if it will make much of a difference, to be honest. I get kids at school telling me what they've been watching on TV late at night and all about the 18+ XBox games they play WITH their parents permission.
Sensible parents have already set some form of net-nanny system. Those that don't really care will just ask for access and not worry who gets it.
It will probably make no difference at all. The original Internet was a military network designed to survive a nuclear war. Any censorship is treated as damage and routed around, even China's reasonably solid national firewall has holes in it if you take the time to find out how to do it.
This is to pander to the "new puritans" who believe someone, somewhere that doesn't follow their beliefs should be stopped. It has nothing to do with child protection how stupid do they think people are if stopping typing "kiddie porn" into google will have any effect.
It really annoys me that two entirely different subjects get conflated as the thick-witted (or wily?) strive for votes.
1. Should people get more tools to assist those who want to protect their children? Yes, but don't assume all of them will apply them in the way you'd hope. We'd hope this will stop our teenagers getting a very distorted view of sex and might stop their appetites for the really unsavoury stuff developing.
2. Should we relentlessly pursue those criminals who are making money from people's (children's and anyone else's) suffering? Yes. But it won't be easy. Sadly there are too many places to hide for us to do more than scratch the surface.
These two are very different problems and need completely different solutions.
up at 5am
replaced light in kitchen
broke down big box
realised it was the wrong box
off to refuse site to bin stuff
off to Sunninghill for bits n pieces
off to Camberley
home; making kebabs later
Rest of the day; perfect Operation: Bumble
Storm Callum picking up force here :IRISH:
The rest of the coastal counties also under Orange Alert with the rest of the country having a Yellow Alert.
Hatches battened down, hopefully the worst of it will be over by morning here & the rest of the country later...
As the response to the idea was fairly positive let's give it a go. Think of it as the Alfaowner equivalent of the 606 phone in on Radio 5.
As a starting point i'd like to mention Nemanja Vidic. He's managed to damage not just one but three knee ligaments and is out for the season and possibly...