Google says parents are to blame if children view porn: Online giant attacks call for legal curbs
Originally published: April 26, 2012
Last updated: April 26, 2012 - 4:23pm
A Google executive says it is a ‘myth’ that laws can protect children from internet pornography.
Naomi Gummer insisted it was up to parents to keep their children safe from disturbing material. She told a conference that legislation would be a blunt instrument because of the pace of technological advance. And she accused many parents of being ‘complicit’ in helping youngsters use social networking sites such as Facebook even though they are not old enough. Provocatively, she also cited research claiming that the extent of sexual content online had been exaggerated and that only a tiny minority of children are ‘upset’ by what they see.
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