You will prepare and submit a term paper on Should The Internet Be Censored. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. Censoring the internet means that it will be no longer accessible to communicate freely like before, which will be a breach of people’s freedom. Protecting minors is imperative since they are tomorrow’s generation that needs to grow morally upright. However, as much as the internet should be censored it should be done in a manner that remains a spectacle source of information while the vulnerable to the internet are exploited.
Some countries have censored some of the content on the internet. The most prone website to be shut down is a social media platform like Twitter. Censoring of the internet has been viewed as a form of dictatorship if it is done by the government. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States explicitly protects freedom of expression. Since children are the most vulnerable to inappropriate content on the internet, the parents can be involved at a household level to censor the internet to the children. Filtering software and digital signatures should be used by the parents to protect the children other than considering censorship.
The internet should not be censored due to claims of inappropriate content since it is a useful source of information and a platform for expression. Seeking legislative measures to censor the internet contravene the constitution, and, on the contrary, there are other options that can be adopted to prevent misuse of the internet. There are various ways such as involving the parents in protecting their kids from inappropriate Internet content, the use of filter software, and digital signatures that inform the viewer about the content of a particular site. Since the children are ones, that should be protected from inappropriate content the parents are in the best position to protect their children. This modern world is also very swift in innovation matters. It is due to this .fact that filter software is available as well as a digital signature that can protect a particular group from viewing any material that may be deemed inappropriate. .