Government Introducing Age Verification For Online Porn

Should online pornographic material accessed in the UK have age verification checks?

  • Yes

    Votes: 36 19.3%
  • No

    Votes: 46 24.6%
  • Don't know

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • It contravenes civil rights

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Children should decide for themselves

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • It costs too much

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • It's a waste of time

    Votes: 53 28.3%
  • Parents should monitor their children's activity

    Votes: 36 19.3%
  • Users will become hacker bait

    Votes: 12 6.4%

  • Total voters
    187

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
This is the same government Universal Credit, NHSpfIT and more.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Not that Labour governments are any better.
 

hippo99

Distinguished Member
What makes them think it will actually work? I presume it must be the highly successful policies of age limits for buying alcohol and cigarettes, which completely stop anyone underage from drinking or smoking.
As well successful as the restrictions on buying knives, corrosive liquids, vaping/electronic cigarettes & caffeine drinks to children :facepalm:
 

P-P-S-S

Member
They wont stop me watching now when they find out I'm 42 will they?
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Well, the strain on old people's hearts has to be considered.
 

Delta38

Active Member
Food for thought ?
Has anyone seen the Dark Mirror episode on Netflix where a young Bloke
was watching Porn on his Laptop and got recorded Fixing himself up
while watching content.
Soon after he got sent a message saying they would Post it to all his
contact list on his phone if he did not comply ?
How would that go in the real world if everyone's details were used as ransom ?
 
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Deleted member 795353

Guest
why doesn't the government let the parents parent?
Although I think that the scheme it is a total waste of time, your comment is very funny. Seriously? Most Parents having any clue about the Internet?

It's not even about them being lazy. You are dealing with two levels of ignorance.

The young know very little about how any of it works, nothing about personal information security, and therefore they don't understand the potential life affecting consequences. To me it looks the young are being fast tracked to become mass consumers of content, but creators of none. When I say young, I've seen 25 year old "adults" who wouldn't know the name of our Prime Minister right now even though she is on the news every night. Mainly because it's not on their Snap or Instagram feed.

The second level of ignorance is from the parents themselves. If the kids know next to nothing, then the parents know absolutely nothing, and they don't even have the excuse of being on Facebook all day. Both parents and children treat the Internet like a a bunch of TV channels.
 
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Delta38

Active Member
I agree something needs to be done to prevent under age from viewing content but ...
When there is a will there is a way and they will somehow find a way to get past the Blocks.
We live in a world where there are some that will exploit the weak or Con the unwary .
Placing yet another TAX for the Government will open up a can of worms Your details
for sale to Third parties , and then will that stop the under age from Hacking your Porn ?
Every thing that we Post be it TEXT or pictures is there for all to see Permanently?
As a Young boy I found Porn Mags in the local reserve , I don't think I'm the only one
that this has happened to ?
 
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Deleted member 498601

Guest
Although I think that the scheme it is a total waste of time, your comment is very funny. Seriously? Most Parents having any clue about the Internet?

It's not even about them being lazy. You are dealing with two levels of ignorance.

The young know very little about how any of it works, nothing about personal information security, and therefore they don't understand the potential life affecting consequences. To me it looks the young are being fast tracked to become mass consumers of content, but creators of none. When I say young, I've seen 25 year old "adults" who wouldn't know the name of our Prime Minister right now even though she is on the news every night. Mainly because it's not on their Snap or Instagram feed.

The second level of ignorance is from the parents themselves. If the kids know next to nothing, then the parents know absolutely nothing, and they don't even have the excuse of being on Facebook all day. Both parents and children treat the Internet like a a bunch of TV channels.

100% agreed because from my own personal experience, I have a 24 year old relative who can operate and play an Xbox fine. He can use social media fine. But he can't do basic things like moving data from a memory stick onto his computer and create a folder structure to keep his files tidy. The word 'Antivirus' is completely lost on him. Kids are being taught 'programming' in their ICT lessons, but not how to use and secure a computer in a real-world scenario...But then again, the relative I'm talking about is very...erm...'arty'. He holds a degree in media and music or some such useful crap. He knows how to sing and act, but not how to work a computer. Horses for courses it may be, but we all need to know the basics don't we?

Edit; mentioned this thread to my wife, who simpy responded 'If I wanted to look at porn and needed to verify my identity, I'd just nick your passport from the drawer upstairs and use that instead of mine!' - I think she was joking :eek:, but it shows just how much of a farce this added 'protection' will really be and how easily it'll be circumvented in the real world by teens and adults alike.
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
Although I think that the scheme it is a total waste of time, your comment is very funny. Seriously? Most Parents having any clue about the Internet?

It's not even about them being lazy. You are dealing with two levels of ignorance.

The young know very little about how any of it works, nothing about personal information security, and therefore they don't understand the potential life affecting consequences. To me it looks the young are being fast tracked to become mass consumers of content, but creators of none. When I say young, I've seen 25 year old "adults" who wouldn't know the name of our Prime Minister right now even though she is on the news every night. Mainly because it's not on their Snap or Instagram feed.

The second level of ignorance is from the parents themselves. If the kids know next to nothing, then the parents know absolutely nothing, and they don't even have the excuse of being on Facebook all day. Both parents and children treat the Internet like a a bunch of TV channels.

I’ve drummed into my daughter that anything she puts online is there forever, even if she deletes it. She isn’t allowed a FB or social media account until i feel she is ready for it. Due to my work (working on MoJ and MoD sites) security is number 1 priority so i’ve passed this down to family. It may be boring but it keeps you safe.

I was in a security briefing this week (2 and a quarter hours of it :eek:) and it brought my attention a few sites that show a lot of people inadvertently disclose so much of their information without realising it. It was possible to locate somebody’s work and home address from somebody’s tweet about the previous night’s football match! :eek:

Parents should take more responsibility in what their children do, even if they have no interest in it themselves. My daughter does various activities that i have zero interest in BUT i ask questions and take information in so that i can see the bigger picture and make sure she is staying safe. She plays Minecraft online (i have zero interest in it) so i keep half an eye out for security breaches and hackings. I make sure she uses it appropriately.

And there was a comment earlier on about how porn dictates how women should look?!?!? What? You’ve obviously only seen mainstream stuff. Cos believe me, no matter what your taste in women is, there is a site to satisfy you! You like ‘em big? No problem. You like ‘em small? No problem. You like ‘em like Amazonion giants? No problem. Etc etc
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
To use an old expression, the genie is well and truly out of the bottle.
 

crashcris

Distinguished Member
I’ve drummed into my daughter that anything she puts online is there forever, even if she deletes it. She isn’t allowed a FB or social media account until i feel she is ready for it. Due to my work (working on MoJ and MoD sites) security is number 1 priority so i’ve passed this down to family. It may be boring but it keeps you safe.

I was in a security briefing this week (2 and a quarter hours of it :eek:) and it brought my attention a few sites that show a lot of people inadvertently disclose so much of their information without realising it. It was possible to locate somebody’s work and home address from somebody’s tweet about the previous night’s football match! :eek:

Parents should take more responsibility in what their children do, even if they have no interest in it themselves. My daughter does various activities that i have zero interest in BUT i ask questions and take information in so that i can see the bigger picture and make sure she is staying safe. She plays Minecraft online (i have zero interest in it) so i keep half an eye out for security breaches and hackings. I make sure she uses it appropriately.

And there was a comment earlier on about how porn dictates how women should look?!?!? What? You’ve obviously only seen mainstream stuff. Cos believe me, no matter what your taste in women is, there is a site to satisfy you! You like ‘em big? No problem. You like ‘em small? No problem. You like ‘em like Amazonion giants? No problem. Etc etc

Wow, coincidence or what, "Amazonian giants" is my password, I use it for everything! Great post BTW.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
And it isn't just the internet. Logging into Freeview Play basically allows them to use all the information they can gather for any purpose!
 

xxGBHxx

Well-known Member
I've yet to find a VPN that not only works effectively yet doesn't share your IP details (edit) with 3rd parties.

iVPN.net

Every test and in all the research I've ever seen, it's never given anyone any data ever. Using it for 5 years and it's excellent.

G
 

MrSossidge

Distinguished Member
NordVPN has an offer on for 3years service for £2.29 per month (payable 3 yearly) also with 60% cashback from Quidco.
 

xxGBHxx

Well-known Member

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
I have used them and bandwidth has been very good.
In fact just tried it picking the UK and I am on server 772, looks as fast as without VPN.
Chile was a bit sluggish though.
 

dmpzsn

Distinguished Member
I have used them and bandwidth has been very good.
In fact just tried it picking the UK and I am on server 772, looks as fast as without VPN.
Chile was a bit sluggish though.
I'm on server 819 and fully agree with you, never had a problem with them and a very good price.
 

Sephiro

Active Member
Even if there wasn't the easy option of using a VPN I suspect you'd just have teenagers hanging around the local shops asking someone to buy them a porn pass along with the beer they currently ask for. Either way I expect various people and companies to make a considerable amount of money helping people to get round the ban making it somewhat farcical, but that doesn't surprise me based everything else the politicians are fumbling over at the moment.
 

Tempest

Distinguished Member
Perhaps it should be a legal requirement that starting from the age of 18, and from then on, every 10 years, every member of the public has to have a naked photo of themselves posted onto a public database which everyone has access to.
Once that's done, won't be any more secrets ;)
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
And you can update it when you lose weight.
 
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Deleted member 27989

Guest
Perhaps it should be a legal requirement that starting from the age of 18, and from then on, every 10 years, every member of the public has to have a naked photo of themselves posted onto a public database which everyone has access to.
Once that's done, won't be any more secrets ;)
It is already there, what do you think those scanners at the airports do. You know where you have to hold your hands up and they generate a three dimensional picture. Goes straight to the casting couch and dressed/undressed sites :p
 

Over by there

Well-known Member
No more Derek Smalls moments?
 

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