But the kiddies might see porn!

Newly-released tablet computers from Tesco and Argos could put children at risk of stumbling across porn because they do not come fitted with filters, an expert warned last night.

Erm, do any tablets come with filters pre-installed?

John Carr, from the Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety, said he was worried that the devices could expose young children to hardcore imagery.

Many other popular tablets, such as the iPad, also do not come with such filters, but Mr Carr said Tesco and Argos had greater responsibility because their cheaper models were more likely to be used by children.

Ah, no, no they don’t.

So we’ve in fact just got some fatuous arsewipe trying to get his name in the papers.

8 comments on “But the kiddies might see porn!

  1. It’s all about creating a general impression. A thousand different voices saying the same thing until it’s seen as ubiquitous, even if the multitude of voices are really just a few usual suspects who’d all fit on one coach. This “Coalition on Internet Safety” appears to be just an NSPCC front group (just as Feminista, Object etc are Fawcett Society front groups), the NSPCC being itself effectively a radical feminist front group.

    The goal of course is a global pornography ban with draconian possession offences and mass criminalisation and incarceration of porn users. Whether they’ll get that far we cannot know. They sometimes run out of steam, as with the First Wave’s failure to totally ban prostitution in the UK, and the collapse of Temperance in the 20th century. But that’s what they’re trying for.

    “Agitate, Educate, Legislate”. Motto of the Womens Christian Temperance Union, but should be the motto for the whole Progressive Left. Though it might be better to recast it more honestly as “Lie, Propagandise, Tyrannise”.

  2. I bought two of these killer Tesco porn tablets for my kids yesterday as Christmas presents. My job before the big day is to set the things up which will involve installing some apps, tweaking a few settings, and turning on safe search, but it doesn’t stop there…as a parent, my job is to supervise what they are getting up to online and not be wholly reliant on parental controls or Tesco to do it for me. That means no tablets in bedrooms and they stay within eyesight. This really isn’t difficult.

    As for kids stumbling across porn, in all my years of internetting, I’ve never found porn unless I’ve been looking for it. The reality is that little Johnny ends up at bigtitanalmilfs.com because his dad forgot to clear the search history.

  3. My solution? Just ban anyone under 16 from accessing the internet. I can’t think of any legitimate reason for them to do so, except to cheat on their homework or waste time on Facebook and Twitter. Cue horrified shrieks……….

  4. Pretty good advert for Tesco, I’d say. “Hey, you don’t need a £300 iPad to watch porn, you can buy a Hudl for £120”.

    Not sure a tablet is that porn friendly. Holding them with one hand is kinda tricky.

  5. “CHIS works principally through the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO) an EU funded project ……CHIS has no subscription, no bank account and no money. It never has had. If CHIS wants to do something either it costs nearly nothing or the charities fund it between themselves on an ad hoc basis”

    So not so much an arsewipe as an EU/government funded website. Another sock puppet.

    PS I love the way an EU funded organisation describes itself as a “Non”-Governmental Organisation.

  6. @Neil Craig,

    That’s the daft thing about all organisations described as “non-governmental organisation”. Actually almost all organisations fit the definition, but only certain describe themselves as NGOs, most of them seem to be do-gooding lobbies of some sort. Perhaps given that they try to influence government they have to insist not to be.

  7. A tablet computer is identical to a smartphone but usually without the phone part, anything that can be accessed on a tablet can be accessed on a smartphone, the apps are exactly the same.

    In fact, a tablet is more child-safe as internet access is usually only available via Wi-Fi, which can be “regulated” better by an adult.

    So those cheap smartphones are a problem now, are they?

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