Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

A Parent's Guide to the Internet and it's Dangers to Children, and Parental Controls software information.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Internet Safety and Child Protection Act

The new stats from Pew Internet and American Life Project say that the number of teens online has increased 25% in just 5 years. That's 87% of kids ages 12-17. The teens surveyed said that they prefer IM to email hands down, whereas adults where of the complete opposite opinion. Interesting indeed. Here's my favorite IM monitoring software.

With such a continuous upward rise of tech savvy teens, Sen. Blanche Lincoln has introduced the Internet Safety and Child Protection Act of 2005. Basically, this legislation would make it more difficult for minors to have access to online pornography. The bill proposes age verification requirements for all adult sites and a 25% sales tax added to Internet porn transactions. This seems to be a smart step.

If you follow the above links some startling statistics are revealed.


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