by Tony Perkins
February 16, 2007
Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
When kids are cruising the Internet, its not the surf but the turf that parents are worried about. A new study by the journal Pediatrics says that the waves of sexual content are at an all-time highand its getting harder for kids to swim against the tide. Researchers found that 42% of 10 to 17 year-olds saw online pornography in the last yearand 66% of them werent even looking for it! To parents, its probably more disturbing that a majority of kids said they werent disturbed by what they saw. But somethings got to be done to regulate how these adult sites advertise. A lot of them use gimmicks like pop-up ads. And while a little nudity may seem harmless to some, it puts kids at risk of being targeted by sexual predators. The government can do more to regulate the content onlinelike passing the SAFETY Act, which would help stop the Internets exploitation of our kids.