Why We Should Censor the Internet
As the First Amendment states, we as Americans are given numerous freedoms. These freedoms become a constitutional right which no one can take away from us. Among these rights are the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Many people feel that with these two freedoms combined they can post on the Internet whatever they want. However, the First Amendment does have limitations. Contrary to what some people may believe, our freedom of speech is not protected when it comes to indecency. This fact, along with several other reasons, is why cyber pornography should no longer be present on the Internet. Did you know that 83.5%of the images available on the Internet were pornographic (Stark)? Did you know that pornography on the Internet is readily available to curious little children who happen to bump into them? Today, the Internet which has only become popular several years ago, is unequivocally one of the most revolutionary innovations in the computer world. The information superhighway has changed peoples’ lives dramatically and has created many new exciting opportunities as well as markets to be exploited. But, unfortunately, the Internet also has created a haven for the depravity of pornography and hate literature. Therefore, this has called for immediate action and the only solution up to today is censorship.
While doing a report for her astronomy class on black holes, so she decided to take her search on the web. What she got as her reply was a black female and her "hole." Although this may sound humorous at first, we must look at the larger picture. Imagine a young child who does this same search and gets the same reply. It is hard enough for a parent to explain the topic of sex to their child. Once they do the parent wants the child to think of this as something special. Not as something which is depicted on the Internet sometimes in extremely distasteful manners. We must think of a way to limit the...
Cited: Larose, Robert and Joseph Straubhaar. "Communications Media in the Information Society." Belmont. 1997: 96-99, 337-338
Background, Data, Confidence Bounds, and Results. "The Effectiveness of Internet Content Filters." (n.d.): n. pag. Web.
Beahm,George. War of Words-The Censorship Debate. Kansas City : Andrew and McMeel, 1993.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document