02 Aug MINI-BLOG: UNITED STATES MEDIA HUB DESERET NEWS REFLECTS ON LACK OF REGULATION OF ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES BY MINORS
In a trend which we are seeing in more and more countries, the Utah based news hub Deseret News joins the growing conversation about the concern of ease-of-access to inappropriate online content for minors.
In their article which you can read HERE they outline the inability of their existing US federal law to protect their nation’s minors from inappropriate content online. Jim Steyer the founder of CommonSense Media, a leading voice in the call for digital diligence, sums up the issue with age-appropriate access to information very well when he said
“It would be foolish to rely only on app developers and app stores to communicate hazards for youths. Congress needs to fill the gaps.”Jim Steyer- CommonSense Media
South Africa faces the same challenge, fortunately there has been a recent submission to government asking for changes to be made to our existing digital law, and how it relates to childrens ability to access pornography and other age-inappropriate content, check it out HERE