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Internet Censorship And Its Role In Protecting Our Societys Addolecent Community.

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The internet has become quite popular as a method to communicate with in today?s modern day society. Retrieving information whether its purpose is for personal benefit or entertainment has been revolutionized by this medium. However the internet faces major problems with society?s generational hierarchy, as this information may not be intended for everyone in society to view. The internet has removed the walls from our homes allowing faceless people to communicate with us without regard to personal privacy or rights. Internet Censorship in today?s society has been beneficial by protecting our adolescent community from such things as pornography, malicious information, and child predators.Internet censorship using software or hardware has become an increasingly popular way to protect children from adult content on the internet. With such a saturation of adult content on the internet it is important that we take steps to shield our youth from this electronic underground. Censorship has been taken quite seriously by many public establishments such as schools, libraries and internet cafés. Many Internet service providers now provide solutions for blocking this content at home. AOL was among the first to provide this service to parents as a free option bundled with their product. Commercially internet filters such as Net-Nanny and Cyber-Sentinel have also been available to parents assisting them in shielding their children from this threat. However there are some people who believe that internet censorship while beneficial in some cases, infringes on the rights of everyone. They give examples of cases where the surfer searches for the information, a common example being ?the virgin marry?. In this case the content is blocked because the search term used contained the word ?virgin?. This is understandably a downside to internet censorship. On the other hand what they often don?t tell you is what kind of sites are also returned in the search results in addition to valid ones. An example is when a search was done for ?pussy cats?, something that could feasibly be searched for by a child, sites such as ?Hairy Pussy Not Cats? and ?Classic Hairy Pussy? where contained within more valid search results. Both sites contained explicit pictures on their index page, quite unsuitable for an adolescent audience.Censorship has also been beneficial in protecting our youth from malicious information that is likewise abundant on the internet. A common reference to this problem is if you wanted to...

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