The Rural Writer tagged me for a meme. I was a meme virgin. I had to email her to ask her what that was. I am so glad that I am no longer a meme virgin.
However, this meme has a serious tone to it. Online pornography is so easily accessible by children, that something should be done. Get rid of all online porn? No way! What would I have to do on all those long lonely nights when husband is deployed?! (seriously, I've never even visited an online porn site. I've never even been in a porn store! I'm somewhat of a porn virgin as well.)
PowerBlogger has a great solution to the question of how to keep so many kids away from this really accessible online porn:
"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."
How can I help? you ask? PowerBlogger simply suggests that we copy and paste the previous statement and post it to all "adult site" webmasters. We're not asking to get rid of all the porn sites. That would be impossible and since money rules our world, it would just never happen. Too much money in the porn industry. But just make the porn less accessible to children. That shouldn't be too much to ask for.
If you agree with me and Power Blogger, read An Open Letter to Bloggers Around the World: Help Make the Web Safer for Children and consider helping out.
Oh, and I tag Me and Me Only, and Jonathon's Closet to repost this in their own meme.
(wow, I don't think I've said the word "porn" that many times in years! )