The policies promoted by the petitioners will result in a splintering of the internet as an open platform. The creation of this constituency under the guise of 'safety' is intended to determine what is offensive and block its availability on the internet as a whole. Unfortunately, there is no generally accepted definition of offensive, and many (perhaps most) would disagree with the definition proposed by the petitions. The petitioners represent a small portion of a US only population. It is a red herring to declare 'think of the children' while promoting a specific morality. Further, it is not ICANN's task to separate out content based on the offensiveness of content. There are more appropriate mechanisms for doing so that do not involve ICANN, starting with the parents. To support this petition would result in a flood of different constituencies in ICANN each trying to prevent content they find offensive from being on the internet, thus promoting the splintering.