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Support of CyberSafety Constituency

  • To: <cyber-safety-petition@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Support of CyberSafety Constituency
  • From: Ted EEman <imeeman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:45:37 -0600

To whom it may concern,

As a web developer, I see the strong need for CyberSafety to pass.  The 
internet is an amazing communication tool that is being used by young and old 
alike.  I do not believe in censoring information.  However, pornographic 
content is staining the smart, informational nature of the internet and has 
become extremely hard to avoid for those who do not want to see it.  With no 
intention of searching for pornography, I have been appauled when I do a web 
search and pornography rears it's ugly head in the results.  I am not only 
worried about my children accidentally accessing it, but it offends me and I am 
an adult male over 25!  

Having a separate dedicated port which can be accessed by those who WANT to 
find pornography is the best argument I have heard yet.  With this intelligent 
move in place, there are no "censors" and there is not a limit on the freedom 
or expression of speech.  The simple fact that pornography is so difficult to 
AVOID on the web has made it necessary to take immediate action.

The opposing arguments I have heard and read are illbased, illogical and 
emotional.  They come straight from the avid searchers and traders of this 
material.  Ask an intelligent person on the street if this would be a wise 
choice and the answer would be yes.  What would our public libraries be like if 
you went to a section to find a book and half of the results you had to sift 
through were pornographic?  That is the way the interenet is now.

I have yet to read a reasonable argument opposing CyberSafety.  If you want to 
find pornography, you can still find it.  If not... you won't.

In the most firm and polite way I can ask, please move forward with 
CyberSafety.  It is the best way for all of us.

Thank you.



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