Re: Bandwith and personal vulnerablity

Sgt Daniel W. Erskine (derskine@apci.net)
Wed, 28 Feb 1996 09:13:02 -0800


cboyer@nando.net wrote:
> Freedom implies responsibility. You should be responsible as a computer
> user and kep your groin off of places where it is not welcome;
> conversely, places where people's groins are welcome should not be open
> towards children! Users and Sys Admins should be aware of both, and
> decide what sort of paradigm they wish to maintain upon their respective
> servers.
>
> America was founded upon freedom. Every child here learns that quickly
> in their scholastic careers. It is from that freedom we have achieved
> greatness; it is from that very same freedom we can undermine our morals
> by irresponsibly acting out our freedoms where they are not welcome. It
> is not Constitutional to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, and despite
> CDA I think it is equally difficult to defend blatant sexual expression
> in the wrong forum.
>
> That said, I feel that it is ultimately the parent's responsibility to
> maintain vigilence over what their kids see on the 'net. It is utopian
> to believe tha others are not going to partake in activities not intended
> for nine year old eyes, be it a sexual display or a recipe to make a
> nitrogen bomb out of fertilizer.
>
> That is why I advocate a more descriptive channel identification process
> for Cu-SeeMe sessions, modelled upon the same sort of system that has
> been a part of IRC nearly from it's inception. Obviously, a parent will
> know not to let their kids have a session upon #gayboys; the title is
> obvious enough for even a computer novice.

Greetings:
I couldn't agree with you more!

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