Date: July 01, 2019
“A new survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 children agree that tech firms have a legal responsibility to keep them safe online1.
More than half of the 2,004 11-16 year old children surveyed had accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, YouTube and Snapchat.
Children thought social media platforms should protect them from sexual, self-harm, suicide and violent content online.
These figures come on the day that we handed in our Wild West Web petition to 10 Downing Street.
The petition has almost 46,000 signatures – showing the overwhelming public support for the Government to bring in an independent regulator to force tech firms to keep children safe on their platforms.
We’re now calling on the next Prime Minister to ensure they act quickly to introduce legislation. We believe that criminal sanctions and corporate prosecution are vital for this to be effective.”
You ever find yourself asking questions like…
…How leading were the questions in this survey?
…How well was the importance of open dialogue explained to these children, prior to [or during] this survey?
Few people like the way a large section of the online community behaves so abusively…
…but this comes off like just another cheap censorship campaign, and online power grab.
The tools to deal with this already exist, on major platforms [and some platforms already exist, which are enitrely dedicated to children, and are heavily moderated]…
…Anyone can block and mute, to their hearts content…
Shouldn’t the NSPCC be educating children on the perfectly adequate measures, which are already their at the child’s disposal?
Kids eventually have to learn how to navigate this sort of thing, after all…
…The government being an obsessive nanny, and regulating everything they see, hear and read, is doing them no favors…and is far more dangerous in the bigger picture.
This is stunting human beings…It’s removing their ability to adapt and grow, in a healthy way.
This looks to be nothing more than a measure imposing draconian measures, on the rest of the internet.
Does this organization have integrity?…
03) Hello. FGM is illegal and a form of child abuse. The evidence on MGM isn’t strong enough to suggest that male circumcision should be considered a form of child abuse, when considering the physical, religious and social implications.
This is an organization which takes a strong stance against female circumcision…while at the same time, it cannot figure out that male circumcision is any form of child abuse [let alone, violent, injurious and life threatening], at the very least.
Is this organization even valid?
I know they do some good work in this world…but…Jesus Christ…
…This level of total disconnect from reality, is outright horrifying.