[Koalicja-l] Fwd: Take action: Call out Cameron on online censorship
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Od: Ed Paton-Williams - ORG <campaigns w openrightsgroup.org>
Temat: Take action: Call out Cameron on online censorship
Do: bozena w umk.pl
David Cameron is asking Britain to sleepwalk into censorship.
Everyone agrees that we should try to protect children from harmful
content. But unprecedented filtering of legal content for everyone is
not the answer.
David Cameron wants your ISP to push you into switching on web
filters. These proposals are incredibly dangerous. Cameron should drop
ORG's been spending a lot of time speaking to the media to make sure
Cameron and the pro-blocking lobby don't go unchallenged. But we need
another way of putting some pressure on and letting him know how many
people think his plans are mistaken.
Tell David Cameron to drop his plans to turn on adult filters by
default. Sign our petition to him now!
Click here to quickly sign the petition:
The Government should help people make informed choices about what
sorts of websites their household can visit.
Introducing adult filters as default is not a good way to help make
children safe and will cause huge issues that Cameron can't just
dismiss as teething problems.
"Set it and forget it" is the wrong message to send to parents. It
risks giving people a false sense of security. Just because ISPs block
adult content, children are not automatically safe. Content that you
might want to block will still get through. And filters won't stop
sexting, bullying or stalking on the Internet.
Instead of trying to make decisions for parents, the Government should
give them better support. Help parents to actively decide which sites
to make more difficult for their children to visit. Concentrate on
encouraging them to talk to their children about their online and
Let David Cameron know his plans aren't the answer to keeping children
safe. Sign the petition now:
We've seen mobile operators apply parental controls with terrible
results. When ISPs use adult filters, they block sites by mistake.
Lots of people need to be able to access educational material on
sexual health and sexuality. But adult filters can miscategorise this
sort of advice as pornography and stop people of all ages finding
David Cameron's wrong to put people's access to crucial information at
risk. Please sign the petition to tell him you're against his plans:
David Cameron mentions adult filtering and stopping child abuse in the
same breath. But accessing adult content is legal. Accessing illegal
content is clearly a crime and should be treated completely differently.
So creating a register of people who want to access adult content or
just want unfiltered Internet access brings serious and unjustified
privacy issues. How will people on this register be thought of? Who
will have access to these databases? Will it be secure? The Government
needs to address these questions.
Adult filtering affects everyone, not just children or families. So
after you've signed the petition, can you share the link with your
friends, family and followers?
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