[AusNOG] Happy new year / New rules for age-restricted internetand mobile content after the 20th of january 2008

Peter Mott peter at team.swizzle.co.nz
Wed Jan 2 14:36:06 EST 2008

On 2/01/2008, at 3:09 PM, Alastair Johnson wrote:

> Bevan Slattery wrote:
>> The fundamental issue here is one which Government is completely
>> clueless on the problems they are creating.  It is PRACTICALLY
>> impossible to guarantee a clean feed.  If you can't guarantee a clean
>> feed, then you are providing parents with a false sense of security
>> thinking they have.  Ultimately, parents will still have to install
>> filtering software on their computers and supervise their kids.
> Parents will, unfortunately, believe that the ISP is doing the job and
> will not supervise their children.

Parents when I was a child had no such belief system.  Parenting used  
to be about guiding and supervising YOUR OWN children into adulthood.   
Thanks to socialist governments of today parenting is something that  
everybody else does.

Trying to solve a social problem with a technical solution is a  
mindless exercise.  Simply because it won't work - even if there was a  
technical solution.

... which of course there isn't.

Peter Mott
Swizzle Limited
+64 21 279 4995

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