Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Taking Another Look At That "Ambush Porn" Story - Public Eye

Taking Another Look At That "Ambush Porn" Story - Public Eye

The blogger here criticized the study results, for many of the same reasons I did. Parents had to give consent, and it was done on the phone about a controversial issue that kids may not want their parents to now about. But our reasons for ciricizing the results are as far apart as they can be.

He believes that kids will claim that they saw porn by accident, not that they were searching for it. I think that almost all kids have been exposed to unwanted porn online.

The blogger might be right had the parents uncovered their kids surfing porn and the kids needed to claim innocence. That they had been sent it without their involvement. Unintended exposure.

But these were kids who risked the Internet being taken away because they admitted to any exposure to porn. I was amazed that ANY kids said they had been exposed to porn by accident or on purpose.

the blogger said he uses the Internet and hadn't been exposed to undesired porn online. But adults use it differently from the way kids do. No adult knows what it si really like to surf like a kid.

I have posted a section of our whitepaper on unscrupulous marketing techniques by some pornographers. Read it. It may teach us all something.

Parry

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