Adult content (at-ubuntu-001)

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Sun Jul 3 13:08:17 UTC 2005

Amichai Teumim wrote:
> Personally I'd rather never laugh again then see my child go through the
> shock I went thought when I first came across those sites. Whether you
> are against or pro, it damages the soul.
> And if Daddy is watching porn, so will the son. So all this talk about
> protecting kids is futile if you're not willing to protect yourself.
> Be well
> -amichai
> P.S. I'll never forget when a senior in my school library was looking at
> hardcore porn and all the little elementary kids could see all that he
> was looking at. Everytime the libarian came by he minimized it. Then up
> again. All these kids seeing everything, in the "safest" place. It's
> sick.

I'm really sorry to hear you have a destructive attitude towards erotic 
content.  There are many sex positive erotic sites out there and it's 
perfectly appropriate for Mommy or Daddy to visit them.

But everything is appropriate when viewed in appropriate place or way. 
Just as it would be inappropriate for parents to share intimate details 
of their life with their children, the same is true with allowing 
children access to arrive at content.

Therefore, it would be appropriate for ubuntu to supply a filter which 
can differentiate between adult access and child's access.  This could 
be something as simple as a user associated proxy that reveals the 
identity of the requester to a systemwide filter or something more 
complex requiring additional authentication steps.

but never ever forget the need to teach children as they make the 
transition to adulthood how to differentiate about what's appropriate 
behavior and what is not.


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