The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007

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Are you troubled by pornographic materials on the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

? Do you consider it damaging? Or is it a valid expression of fantasy or of diverse forms of sexualities? Have you been harmed by sexually explicit and/or violent content through information and communications technologies? How have you dealt with this in your own use of the internet, mobile phone etc.?

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invites you to Take Back The Tech, and let your experiences and thoughts count. Write a post about harmful content on 1 November 2007.
Are you troubled by pornographic materials on the internet? Do you consider it damaging? Or is it a valid expression of fantasy or of diverse forms of sexualities? Have you been harmed by sexually explicit and/or violent content through information and communications technologies? How have you dealt with this in your own use of the internet, mobile phone etc.?

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should legislate on this issue? Or should it be left to the individual to choose what to access, communicate and share? What about the role of the private sector? Or communities of content creators, technology developers and users? How can the right to safety stand with the right to communicate

when it comes to harmful content?

Share your thoughts! APC WNSP invites you to Take Back The Tech, and let your experiences and thoughts count.

On 12-15 November 2007, the second Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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We have seen governments and other groups use the language of protecting society -- especially women and children -- from harm to justify various forms internet censorship. What do you think?

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