Monday, June 6, 2011

6th of June 2011 - Text Not Sex

7 Spey Terrace
Telephone: 0131-550 0895

6th of June 2011

Dear Sir/Madam,


I fear that some of the advice given in the recent Mothers Union report on the sexualisation of children may prompt parents into fighting a losing battle to prevent unsuitable Internet material being viewed by their offspring.

Instead of installing largely ineffective and easily circumventable Net Nanny progams on their children's computers, they would do better to allow them access solely to web browsers which can display only text. As any anti-pornography campaigner will tell you, it is the pictures which cause the most damage whilst confining young people to text online might also have the desirable effect of improving literacy.

Perhaps, in the interests of education, this restriction could even be put on a statutory basis.

John Eoin Douglas

1 comment:

  1. I fail to see how restricting access to media is in any sense "in the interests of education".

    Surely best to educate the wee tykes into what sex is blah blah blah. They're only shocked by pics of willies and boobies if they are taught to be shocked.