Ask a parent of an underage child if they are concerned about their child being exposed to inappropriate Internet content, and most parents will, predictably, say yes. Then ask if they use some type of parental control software to protect their kids online, and the majority of parents will say no. Surprised?
In a global survey of 15 countries, 78% of parents reported being concerned about their kids being exposed to content like porn, violence, racism and drugs online.But only 40% said they actually use software tools that ensure safe Internet use on computers their children use.
We feel, there’s way too much bad stuff out there that’s way too easily accessible. A lot of its not fit for anyone, let alone kids – case in point, Facebook’s recent controversy over videos of extreme violence. Even if you trust your kids, they may stumble onto harmful content without meaning to. Or they may let curiosity get the best of them and see things their young minds just shouldn’t have to think about.
Most of the families are not aware or not sure which parental control to buy. Also most of the parental control softwares do not filter content the way we want. Some of them even blocks out Youtube, which is one of the most powerful mediums to learn from, whether it is academics or hobbies/crafts.This blockage means that the kids miss out on some of the most important/best educational/inspirational videos.
At the same time we feel that education just does not mean engineering/medicine. There is many ways for a person to get exposed and find a job or start a business. We feel Internet is the world's best library, if exposed in the right way with protection, you will see many folds of economy opening up. This should help many young Entrepreneur's in coming up with innovative and creative ideas in helping the Indian economy to grow up.
We as an isp feel that we need to contribute this as a part of the community service.