Mission creep

Ofcom, the online regulator, should have powers to close down and fine porn sites that allow children on to them, say Britain’s biggest children’s charities.

The 14 charities, including Barnardos

Now that actual child orphans and abandoned don’t exist any more just what are Jacinda and Torquil to do for their indoor jobs, no heavy lifting? Find something else to expand the organisation into, of course. Like worrying about tatas on the internet.

Even when there could be something useful they could be doing. Say, adding to, monitoring, critiquing even, the state care of those orphans and abandoned who do still exist. Few of us do think that that’s a perfect system as yet.

And if it’s actually sex and kiddies they want to work on why not try preventing those sex gangs preying upon children in care?

Ah, yes, sorry, that does mean actually working and outside London too. Which Barnardos stopped doing a number of years back, didn’t it? Gave up all even pretence of doing anything and because a “campaigning group”.

11 thoughts on “Mission creep”

  1. This Barnardos?

    Among the more nauseating spectacles of the Rotherham child rape scandal has been the squirming evasion and shameless attempts at face-saving by the various authority figures whose job it supposedly was to prevent such horrors happening.

    One of them is a man named Javed Khan. He is the head of Britain’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s which now stands accused of having known about the Muslim rape gang problem for well over a decade – but which chose to do next to nothing to confront it.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2014/08/29/muslim-rape-gangs-the-disturbing-role-of-britain-s-leading-child-welfare-charity/

  2. While not a silver bullet, age-verification will play a key role in preventing young children from stumbling across online pornography.

    No it won’t…
    Rule 34 is strong on the Internet, and most, if not all of the porn “children” ( actually teenagers..) can “stumble” upon is not on “porn sites”. Most of it is in aggregate sites, repositories, and forums.

    Good luck with that one…

  3. Can’t do age verification without losing anonymity, which, by an amazing coincidence, is what the government wants.

  4. Exactly Grikath

    In the 1990s nearly all internet porn was via Usenet. Before browsers became capable it required a bit of technical knowledge, but then geeks were the only ones on there in the first place. It is very difficult to police private text based traffic. Kids tiday would master it in no time.

  5. Sounds like someone saying the solution to the UK’s drug problem is for the police to clamp down on the growing of coca in the Home Counties. Are there actually Brit pr0n sites? Never heard of any. Even if the Union Jack theme was plastered all over one, I’d doubt it would be hosted in the UK. So how’s OFCOM going to enforce something half a planet away in another country’s jurisdiction?

  6. So how’s OFCOM going to enforce something half a planet away in another country’s jurisdiction?

    Stage 2 is the Great Firewall of China UK

  7. “Even when there could be something useful they could be doing. Say, adding to, monitoring, critiquing even, the state care of those orphans and abandoned who do still exist. Few of us do think that that’s a perfect system as yet.”

    There isn’t much chance of that because most of them have a significant dependency on the state. For example, half of Barnardo’s income comes from government contracts to run services. Roughly 10% of NSPCC funding is from government.

    My view is that many large charities just run on past reputation. The public still think Barnardo’s, Oxfam and Comic Relief do good work. Few of them think about what they do now.

  8. Bloke in North Dorset

    bis,

    Your mistake is thinking that the problem they are trying to solve is kids getting access to pr0n sites.

    The problem they have solved is allowing politicians the chance to say something is being done whenever the issue is raised.

  9. Stage 2 is the Great Firewall of China UK

    The only reason the chinese solution “works” is because they also implemented all the other things needed to make that firewall actually work. Like browbeating any and every internet content provider that wants to operate there to only serve sanitised content, and connections traceable to actual people, and doing Nasty Stuff to those daring to offend Nuggan like using VPNs, and…

    It’s not impossible for the Busybodies to try all this in the UK, but before they even get to that stage…. well…

  10. It’s not impossible for the Busybodies to try all this in the UK, but before they even get to that stage…. well…

    I’m sure they’re intending to give it a good try

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