The Internet has become the greatest library ever. With the good comes the bad, however. In particular, some concerned citizens are worried that children can too easily access websites containing inappropriate material such as pornography or racial propaganda. Several solutions to this perceived problem have emerged. One is indirect censorship through federal or state laws that criminalize the transmission of pornographic material online. Another possibility is federal or state laws requiring the use of so-called filtering programs when children are involved. In either case, the battle lines are drawn. Civil libertarian groups and other free speech advocates want no censorship. Concerned parent groups think differently. How do you feel about this issue? Why? Defend your position using concrete examples.
While most parents advocate for internet censorship to protect their children from harmful materials, some quarters believe this strategy cannot work. Countries need to formulate standards and not regulations to deal with this problem. Such measures can help in setting technicalities for information flow among service providers. Moreover, internet censorship to protect children is considered an infringement of rights on this group. It is considered a violation of the First Amendment, especially if governments are involved in this regulation.