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Old 12-21-2009, 03:26 AM
 
Location: SA
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I think it should be allowed. The parents who are against this are probably the ones who think it takes a village to raise their kids because they are to lazy to do the jobs themselves. If the library has porn and my child goes, I would treat it the same as if I am at home I control what my child is allowed to see or not, so I would be with them when they are using the computer. At my house I have certain restrictions on his computer and periodically check to make sure he has not bypassed them, and often just pop into his room and see what he is doing. We need to stop trying to regulate to the lowest common denominator and start holding parents to task when the child is subjected to something they find questionable.

 
Old 12-21-2009, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Depends on whether you believe children should have access to it or not. Most of society thinks that material of a prurient nature is not appropriate for children, as they don't have the maturity or life experience/wisdom to properly quantify that material.

Yeah. That's why their parents should watch and guide them. Not demand that everyone else bend to their point of view.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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First off, there is a HUGE difference between nudity and poronography and the comparison to statues in a museum to online porn is laughable so just stop with that nonsense..
Really? And you decide where the line is? It's a fake distinction.

And I think different people have set that line in their head according to their own beliefs and values. Just because something is old or 'historic' doesn't mean there aren't people out there who don't find it offensive or pornographic.

But if you know the exact definitions and criteria, you should share it with the world. It's been a long and endless debate for hundreds of years. Can't believe you'd keep this to yourself!
 
Old 12-21-2009, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Yeah. That's why their parents should watch and guide them. Not demand that everyone else bend to their point of view.
In a public place, more must be denied--especially if the parent is not available.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I think it should be allowed. The parents who are against this are probably the ones who think it takes a village to raise their kids because they are to lazy to do the jobs themselves. If the library has porn and my child goes, I would treat it the same as if I am at home I control what my child is allowed to see or not, so I would be with them when they are using the computer. At my house I have certain restrictions on his computer and periodically check to make sure he has not bypassed them, and often just pop into his room and see what he is doing. We need to stop trying to regulate to the lowest common denominator and start holding parents to task when the child is subjected to something they find questionable.
I don't even HAVE kids--should I have any compunctions about what a child MIGHT see as they walk past me while I'm using a public library? Like, for instance, being logged into AdultFriendFinder or YouPorn?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:00 AM
 
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Nope, porn should be completely legal at the library computers. I pay my taxes, and if I so chose, should be able to watch it there.
you must be one of those creeps
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Texas
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In a public place, more must be denied--especially if the parent is not available.
Why is a child who is so insanely impressionable and irresponsible being left alone?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:09 AM
 
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you must be one of those creeps
I am not a creep at all, and I have NEVER looked at porn at the library. Frankly, I would be embarrassed doing something like that. I was only saying that if I chose to, I have the right to look at it in the library since I am paying taxes for it.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Have to give them a sense of independence of some sort. Besides, are kids "in danger" in a public place? Doesn't the public have an obligation to be more protective of children in general? Parents can't always be around, unless one of them doesn't work, and homeschools the kids.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Have to give them a sense of independence of some sort. Besides, are kids "in danger" in a public place? Doesn't the public have an obligation to be more protective of children in general? Parents can't always be around, unless one of them doesn't work, and homeschools the kids.
That doesn't even make sense. Should we all stop driving because we might run over a kid? That's public. And the danger is all the more real.

If a kid is in a public library alone, they should be old enough to have been taught right and wrong and responsible enough to listen to their parents. If not, then no...no one has any obligation to protect your children if you're not willing to be there to do it yourself.
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