Blogger Power: Safeguard the Web for Children

Mig at Pamil Visions’ eWritings introduced me to Blogger Power: Safeguard the Web for Children.

The project calls on bloggers to ask adult sites to require password-protected access to safeguard children from encountering porn. Jon Howard at Force for Good and Michaela (Mig) Lica at Pamil Visions started the project to bring together the power of bloggers to protect children.

Here is Blogger Power’s common-sense request to Webmasters of adult sites:

Please require a password-protected login before allowing even free access to explicit adult content. We understand that selling porn is your business and we respect your right to make a legal living. But understand our legitimate concerns and work with us. You already have the “warning adult content” on your websites. Yet kids, who are not legal customers of your product, ignore the warning. So to prevent them from having direct access to explicit images, texts and sounds, the simplest way is to have a password-protected login. No more “free tours” before a visitor supplies basic information

If you have any doubt about the need for this, read the alarming statistics in Blogger Power’s Open Letter to Bloggers. I hope you will join the project and call on adult sites to act responsibly to safeguard children.

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