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Conservatives suggest extending porn age verification to social media watch

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    (Original post by AngeryPenguin)
    Only because we can't.
    Why not?

    I can think of ways you could regulate film and TV watching.
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Why not?

    I can think of ways you could regulate film and TV watching.
    Like what? Ban the sale of non-smart TVs, and require Smart TVs to include government software in the background?
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    Let's face it, the children of today are more capable than your average dimwitted MP when it comes to internet things. I have faith in children to find a way around any block if they so wish.
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    (Original post by AngeryPenguin)
    Like what? Ban the sale of non-smart TVs, and require Smart TVs to include government software in the background?
    Yes, that's one way you could do it.
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    (Original post by Madeline_H95)
    Let's face it, the children of today are more capable than your average dimwitted MP when it comes to internet things. I have faith in children to find a way around any block if they so wish.
    Ahh kids ability to dump on any online block to get to fb, youtube, porn etc. is unparalleled.
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Yes, that's one way you could do it.
    Plenty of ways around that, which is why they haven't bothered to do it to enforce TV licensing.
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    This sounds awful.

    Why does the government have to interfere with every nook, every cranny in our lives?
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    I think it could be a good idea. Young people do spend quite a lot of time on social media
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    that's just stupid. When youtube says you need to be 18 to watch a video and sign in to "prove your age"...are they actually joking? You can easily get around that by ...never mind. I won't say. But come on, I'm sure we all know the EASIEST WAY to get around "proof of age". :cyber:
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    I think it could be a good idea. Young people to spend quite a lot of time on social media
    what. WHAT are you talking about! How is this a good idea?! How do you think this could work?! :rofl: this is the easiest thing to circumvent. If [you] haven't thought of it you're a moron.
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    (Original post by Bang Outta Order)
    that's just stupid. When youtube says you need to be 18 to watch a video and sign in to "prove your age"...are they actually joking? You can easily get around that by ...never mind. I won't say. But come on, I'm sure we all know the EASIEST WAY to get around "proof of age". :cyber:
    Perhaps they could require some form of identification, such as a national insurance number. I'm sure there will be ways of enforcing it
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Perhaps they could require some form of identification, such as a national insurance number. I'm sure there will be ways of enforcing it
    oh please come on. It's another vain gesture, there's no way in hell they'll encode that or be able to get all porn sites to oblige. It's not that I dont want them to, it's that I know rubbish when I see it.
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    Sorry but this makes perfect sense. Educate yourself on the topic before you go on a political tirade. Pretty much every study ever on this topic has concluded it adversely affects children. Some found positive effects, yes, but to pretend they outweigh the negative ones is daft.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...le-school-kids
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    (Original post by Miss Maddie)
    Let's face it, the children of today are more capable than your average dimwitted MP when it comes to internet things. I have faith in children to find a way around any block if they so wish.
    lol unfortunately. Reminds me of a Serbian movie I was watching, not A Serbian Film, another one from 2012, about legal age teens acting as secondary schoolers and they had to perform in explicit sex scenes, literally XXX porn level throughout the film. And I read the director's interview, and she said the target audience (under 20s) watches worse than that on their phones and does worse. And while I found it grossly cavalier it was also true. There's no stopping the youth of today lol :noway:
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    (Original post by yudothis)
    Sorry but this makes perfect sense. Educate yourself on the topic before you go on a political tirade. Pretty much every study ever on this topic has concluded it adversely affects children. Some found positive effects, yes, but to pretend they outweigh the negative ones is daft.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...le-school-kids
    Just because things have negative effects, even more so than positive in some cases, does not mean we should outright ban then for a certain group of people. It's a ridiculous claim. People need to be able to retain a sense of personal responsibility, parental guidance and autonomy. The government should be the last 'thing' that should be dictating what I consume, especially if it has no direct adverse effects on the people around me. The government isn't a parent.

    If we use your argument of - 'ban everything harmful' - then let's start with cigarettes and alcohol.
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    Children need to be PROTECTED
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Perhaps they could require some form of identification, such as a national insurance number. I'm sure there will be ways of enforcing it
    Except some of us are extremely unlucky and don't actually receive our number until well after we're sixteen for no apparent reason and not everyone has a passport so...
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    They really think they can effectively and efficiently enforce this? Even if it becomes law, it won't stop the vast majority of people getting around it. We don't have to use standard social media either, new forms will continue to pop up, and with each cycle of trend comes new opportunities to avoid regulation, if it is ever passed, that is.
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    I will like to see how they will enforce this they cannot do this for porn so I do not know how they are going to do this for social media.
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    (Original post by quickmagma)
    I will like to see how they will enforce this they cannot do this for porn so I do not know how they are going to do this for social media.
    What do you mean? They haven’t passed the law on porn yet ?
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