To block "blogs" or not?
That is the question faced by parents with one of the more flexible blocking options they can choose with a supplier like Talk Talk retail. Many ISPs offer very crude on or off options but Talk Talk have quite a few choices.
Even so, the options they include have a range of categories, but one of them includes "blogs", yes or no?
How the hell can a parent decide if all blogs are to be allowed or not?
There are blogs by teenage kids talking about school dinners. There are blogs about guns and terrorism. There are blogs about sexuality, and teenage stress and support groups. There is everything in between.
Blocking social media is often an option, so lets stop kids being engaged with other kids while they grow up - that'll fix 'em, surely?
How the hell is a parent meant to decide how to use this huge blunt instrument to restrict what their kids see? And why? And this is one of the more flexible selections that ISPs offer (well done Talk Talk on that at least).
This is total nonsense. It is nanny state gone mad.
Even if this made some sense, the day they turn 18 they can see anything they want, and it will all be a surprise for their cotton wool wrapped minds. That can't possibly go wrong.
Thank deity/sanity that the law has not stopped ISPs offering parents an unfiltered Internet where they can choose to actually supervise and educate their own children properly.