Connecticut Blocks MySpace For The Children

Annoying internet fad provider MySpace.com is being asked to initiate measures so that parents can block the website from minors.

Why? As Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wrote: “This site now exposes young people to a perilous cyber environment with people posting sexually explicit materials and looking for sexual relationships. In fact, children can still view pornographic images, links to X-rated web sites, ‘clubs’ involving adults seeking sexual encounters and webcam sex for sale offers. I ask you to adopt my proposed steps immediately even as you develop new technology offering better protection.”

Right, Dick — what you’re describing there is called the Internet. Although actually, we’re completely on board with Blumenthal’s proposal to block the website from minors. Now if only someone would start legislation to block it from adults as well.

Connecticut Asks MySpace to Provide Blocking Software [Consumer Affairs]

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  1. Bubba Barney says:

    If a parent is so concerned about their kids seeing stuff on the internets, maybe they should just get a laptop and keep it with them at all times and then let the kiddie use it under supervision.

    Kids now are pretty resourceful. If they do block it, you can gurantee they will just find an alternative. It’s not like they still can’t order Adam and Eve catalogs via snail mail.

  2. AcidReign says:

    …..Mine aren’t resourceful. Pull their ethernet cable out of the router, and they’re trying to reinstall Windows.

  3. Bubba Barney says:

    Even better, Acid.

  4. OkiMike says:

    The monthly Sears catalog brasierre section worked just fine for me as a kid.