Friday, March 2nd 2007

Wii have a porn problem!

Or, that's what the The Porn Talk is calling their latest anti-pornography campaign. The Porn Talk appears to be a parent activist group aimed at helping parents talk to their kids about porn. They seem to have taken the ability of the Wii to access the internet a wee bit too far. Their latest campaign's goal is to teach parents how to protect their children from the pornography that can be accessed using the Nintendo Wii. While the Nintendo Wii already has plenty of safety features put in place programmed to do just that, The Porn Talk claims that it simply isn't enough.
The solution lies in parents getting the facts and then talking to their children about expectations for online activity... The Wii is an amazing console and tons of fun but parents need good info on how to keep kids safe.
Source: 1Up
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21 Comments on Wii have a porn problem!

#1
Fusion
thats just sad. Can't you acess the internet on the DS as well?
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#3
BXtreme
i heard of this site, but however, parents should be cautious NOT the companies...
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#4
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
this is an issue i think, Nintendo need to make something like norton for the wii! and this is @ fusion, i bielve there is a way to connect to the internet on your ds, but you have to buy something. The psp comes ready to connect so thats prolly what you were thinking about! :)
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#5
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
We should ban google
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#6
Fusion
by: freaksavior
i bielve there is a way to connect to the internet on your ds, but you have to buy something. The psp comes ready to connect so thats prolly what you were thinking about! :)
ah thanks for that bit of info, i know the DS runs opera or something, just assumed you were able to activate it somehow.
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#7
Wile E
Power User
by: Fusion
ah thanks for that bit of info, i know the DS runs opera or something, just assumed you were able to activate it somehow.
Both the Wii and DS have Opera available.
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#8
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I was looking at porn when I was 9, never done me any harm :D
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
This is the same group the freaked out about the PSP having the ability to access the internet and the DS, and now the Wii. They need to get a damn clue. If kids want porn they are going to get it, regardless of what method they use. Honestly, using anything other than a real computer to view porn is far less than ideal, and most kids have full unwatched access to computers at almost any time.
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#10
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: Ketxxx
I was looking at porn when I was 9, never done me any harm :D
Yeah, that's the funny thing....you're in University now, you drink a lot (or at least you act like it :p), and you can find all the girls you need at the pub.
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#11
Completely Bonkers
This is just crazy... all the fingerpointing and the burden to set up controls. There needs to be a more structured approach to (porn) content management. IMO it's time for the internet to use a new naming convention. No more .com addresses that are porn sites... instead, over 18 content should be on .porn or .18 or .adult

Also an XML/HTML tag references like [HTML]
or <18>
or [/HTML]

Then a very simple filter/firewall can be used to control content. For a console, this keep things simple. For school and office PCs, this is also simple to manage. And for parents, no need to worry or set up complex software. ANy browser would have password locked acces to these sites (that only DAD would know LOL).

If the wrong kind of content appeared on untagged (or .com sites), then the IP addresses offering porn that is not .18 or correctly tagged could be blocked by ISP, or other controlling body. This is not stopping porn or adult content... just making sure that the material gets properly rated and tagged. Not unlike movie ratings.
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#13
Fusion
is it me or are we all getting a little bit obsessed with porn
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#14
zekrahminator
McLovin
We ain't, I posted the story to remind everyone that they should check whether or not "clear privata data" or "clear history" is really doing it's job :p.
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#15
C.Ash
I hate it when "old people" go against game consoles.. They know nothing about it.

Thats beside the fact, that this problem makes no sense..
I mean kids arent going to access the internet on the Wii more than on their PC's.
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#16
randomperson21
by: Fusion
thats just sad. Can't you acess the internet on the DS as well?
yes, but thats not the problem with the DS. see, when your children go to the mall, scary people can send pictures of poorly drawn phalluses to small children through pictochat, scarring them forever.

no joke, this was on fox.
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#17
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: C.Ash
I hate it when "old people" go against game consoles.. They know nothing about it.

Thats beside the fact, that this problem makes no sense..
I mean kids arent going to access the internet on the Wii more than on their PC's.
Well I think the main issue is that parants are more likely to let their kids have a Wii in their bedroom than a PC. And thanks to the built in wireless any 10 year old can hop on the internet with it at night in the privacy of their own room and look at boobies.

I mean look at it like this: How many 10 year olds do you think have their own computer in their bedroom? Now how many 10 year olds have their own Wii in their bedroom? Something tells me that the number of Wiis in kids bedrooms is a lot higher. Yeah, you can monitor what the kid is doing, but you can't be there 24/7.

Though that brings me back to my point before, if they want to look at porn they are going to do it, no matter how hard parants try to stop them.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: zekrahminator
Yeah, that's the funny thing....you're in University now, you drink a lot (or at least you act like it :p), and you can find all the girls you need at the pub.
Porn just gave me a healthy appetite for girls :p hell, its what motivated me to start uni :D
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: newtekie1
Well I think the main issue is that parants are more likely to let their kids have a Wii in their bedroom than a PC. And thanks to the built in wireless any 10 year old can hop on the internet with it at night in the privacy of their own room and look at boobies.

I mean look at it like this: How many 10 year olds do you think have their own computer in their bedroom? Now how many 10 year olds have their own Wii in their bedroom? Something tells me that the number of Wiis in kids bedrooms is a lot higher. Yeah, you can monitor what the kid is doing, but you can't be there 24/7.

Though that brings me back to my point before, if they want to look at porn they are going to do it, no matter how hard parants try to stop them.
Hell, if I caught my kid lookin at porn (if im ever stupid enough to have one) I would be damn proud, at least I'd know hes not gay :D
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#20
Scavar
by: newtekie1
Well I think the main issue is that parants are more likely to let their kids have a Wii in their bedroom than a PC. And thanks to the built in wireless any 10 year old can hop on the internet with it at night in the privacy of their own room and look at boobies.

I mean look at it like this: How many 10 year olds do you think have their own computer in their bedroom? Now how many 10 year olds have their own Wii in their bedroom? Something tells me that the number of Wiis in kids bedrooms is a lot higher. Yeah, you can monitor what the kid is doing, but you can't be there 24/7.

Though that brings me back to my point before, if they want to look at porn they are going to do it, no matter how hard parants try to stop them.
Now a days, and with the problem of buying a Wii still, more 10 year olds probably have a computer in there room as opposed to a Wii. Also remember that the Wii is a "family" console, so some parents might see it is an excuse to have it in the livingroom or other larger more family area to lessen the video game time(whether your masterbating arm is getting a work out or not, you are still looking at a screen and its still video games it plays)


I dont really see why this is a problem. Other then kids becoming insecure with their sexual abilities and getting fetishes for squirting things onto faces and fruits into holes, and such things.
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#21
Tomcat81970
by: Ketxxx
Hell, if I caught my kid lookin at porn (if im ever stupid enough to have one) I would be damn proud, at least I'd know hes not gay :D
-100% agree.

The thing that bugs me is that these parents make it seem that they havent done anything like this before. They never looked at porn when they were kids (teens)? I know my dad looked at playboys when he was in his teens. If a kid is determined to get porn, sooner or later he will find a way. Also these parents have a husband or wife, who needs porn if they are married ;) (with the exception of some). Im sure if they were still single, they would go to strip clubs and look at porn them selfs. But on the other hand, i feel that some restrictions should be applied by parents, atleast untill the kids are old enough (15ish) then turn the other cheek when ever suspicious of porn. The parents have other bigger things to worry about like drugs and sex. (And no porn isnt teaching or influencing sex for those of you who think i was a hypocrite there, they way kids learn about sex is from our parents "talk" and school health program (4th grade for me) and its the pheromones going crazy that influence sex in teens. Sex is going to happen if porn is available or not.)
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