Physics Cheat Sheet (Electric Potential)

Physics Cheat Sheet (Electric Potential) - THE INTERNET AND...

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THE INTERNET AND KIDS by Robert Lightner for Physics -- Dr. Morse on November 15, 1995 object Research Paper Within the last few years the Internet has gained in popularity. With that growth came a whole host of mainstream issues, such as the growing presence of children and minors on the Internet.
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Those methods are parental guidance, government restrictions, author ratings' systems, proof of age/shielding systems, proprietary environments, and third party rating systems. There will also be a section of what is available right now. PARENTAL GUIDANCE As will always be true, the most effective method of getting comfortable with your child’s Internet access is to guide them as a parent. No other human being except you knows best what is and is not appropriate for them. By learning to use the Internet with your child (either one of you can teach the other) you can instill in them the values that you want them to use when selecting material in the Internet, or on television, radio, or in print media. The respect built between you and your child will function when no one is around, and will survive software upgrades, eternally changing international law, and other unpredictable events. This solution is supported as the best one by most reasonable parents and free speech advocates. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS Some members of Congress have introduced legislation to criminalize certain types of speech throughout the medium in order to shield minors from objectionable material. Although this plays well at the polls, it is not effective at addressing the issue of children’s access to such material. As long as the Internet continues to be a global network, there will always be some one or more countries in which one can provide material that is out of the reach of US law and flies afoul of US expression standards. In addition it is very difficult to write constitutional restrictions on speech, as we have learned from almost ten years of court testing of the Dial-A- Porn statutes. Governmental restrictions are not the answer to those serious about addressing the issue. AUTHOR RATINGS SYSTEMS On the technical side, several people have proposed “tagging” all items on the Internet with a rating similar to the American motion picture ratings. This scheme is also not a workable one, since even well-intentioned content authors will have difficulty rating their material in a manner that agree with your values as a parent. In addition, authors are under no pressure to rate their content correctly if at all. Although the next logical step would seem to be to make rating of content a statutory requirement, this quickly enmeshes one in all the problems described above in “Governmental Restrictions”. 2
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