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Kids surf for porn at Swedish school

The Local/pvs · 23 Feb 2011, 10:56

Published: 23 Feb 2011 10:56 GMT+01:00

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Gotland's municipal schools currently do not have filters on their 3,500 computers, a fact which came to light this week after the parents of a seven-year-old boy discovered that he had gained access to pornographic sites with a group of friends, reported the local Gotlands Allehanda daily.

The discovery has prompted a renewed discussion within the municipality over the lack of protection offered to the region's school-children, according to a report by Sveriges Television (SVT).

The issue has been discussed on several prior occasions within the municipality but the prohibitive cost has been a stumbling block, something that the Moderate Party is keen to address.

A motion has been submitted by municipal councillor, Anna Hrdlicka, seeking a review of the situation, a move which has been supported by the Social Democrats.

"School computers, regardless of subject or area, are meant for educational purposes and not for surfing porn," said Meit Fohlin of the Gotland Social Democrats to SVT.

Several municipalities across Sweden require their schools to employ filters against pornography and violence, although according to several media reports not all of them live up to the requirement.

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The argument that adults are the best supervisors for internet surfing children is also prevalent in the debate across Sweden in general and on Gotland, with one unnamed commentator expressing the view that children would come across the information despite the proposed IT restrictions.

"That children gain access is unavoidable. Even if they don't do so in school, they would at home - children are very curious today. Sooner or later they will come across something that is unsuitable," he told SVT.

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12:31 February 23, 2011 by JulieLou40
Jesus. You couldn't make it up, could you?
14:43 February 23, 2011 by UScitizen
"adults are the best supervisors for internet surfing children"

That's fine at home but a school with a classes of 20 or more students, how many adults need to be in the rome to watch each and every one of them?

What would be the cost of those people compaired to the cost of filters?
14:44 February 23, 2011 by buschmann
LAST SENTENCE, Sooner or later they will come across something unsuitable. Are you kidding , unsuuitable? Should not all little boys and girls be raised on endless hours of 3, 4, 5 on 1 vaginal and anal gang rape? Is this not what we have been providing for them over the last 15 years or so? Should not all little girls be trained to take on 3 guys at once? should she not understand that she needs to lick it up like a thristy dog? People actually wonder why sweden and other countries have a big problem with sex crimes? Why have these sites been allowed to operate? why is the distribution of this garbage not a serious felony? Why do so few assaults, end in a conviction 2%, Rape is mainstream pop culture, is it not. Freedom of speech and all that.
15:14 February 23, 2011 by Swedesmith
Training to be future police officers, perhaps?
15:16 February 23, 2011 by SarahPalin

Your rant is a bit hard to understand. While I am outraged that kids of that age can access porn so easily am I right to assume your solution is to ban porn?
15:20 February 23, 2011 by tes85
laptop in the picture is super old!.... how long ago did this happen?! LOL!
15:26 February 23, 2011 by dbeholder
No sh*t Sherlock
15:48 February 23, 2011 by buschmann
@SarahPalin, Absolutly, An outright ban on all porn on the internet. Have you ever seen what is out there? A typycal scene: after taking it in the backside she licks her feces off his penis (oral sex). He squirts in her face as she yells, "harder" to the guy who is now occupying her bum. Thats the normal stuff. Anyone can enter these sites, do you think this is harmless material? !960"S style playboy mag. stuff is as far as I would allow , if It were up to me. Why do you use "SarahPalin" ? You can't really believe we think that is who you are?
16:29 February 23, 2011 by RobinHood

There is enough material in your posts to keep a complex of psychologists busy for a month.
16:44 February 23, 2011 by star10
This is horrible. Why should such young kids need access to internet at all (at the school computers)? They should surf internet only in the presence of an adult (like in living rooms at home with their parents). The schools for kids should only use local networks.
17:33 February 23, 2011 by SarahPalin

I use SarahPalin because it was first as a joke as I think she is one of the most retarded people out there... then I lost my original ID and have since stuck to this one.

There is no way in hell you are going to stop adults from getting their porn fix. What you described above is not to my tastes but I still stand by the right of anyone (adult) who likes that sort of thing to get it as long as nobody was forced to do anything and it was all consenting - free speech, sexual preference and all that, just as I support gay people doing what they do even though I would never want to see them do it.
18:00 February 23, 2011 by mojofat
Hmmm...they couldn't find a photo of a laptop from this century? TheLocal's art department is really slacking off...geez.
19:27 February 23, 2011 by buschmann
@ SarahPalin, Adults need their porn fix. Yes, "fix" as in "addiction" is the correct word. Maybe some real sex is what they need. Freedom of speech?, try yelling FIRE in a crowded building and see where that gets you. Much of this internet porn comes from 2nd. and 3rd. world countries where the actors are exploited and forced to perform. Not to mention a huge child porn industy. What type of a society do you want? Do you want a society where the average 12 yr. old girl as already been " F*** to pieces"? Do you want a society where the first exposer children have to sex is in the form of vile porn? Do you want a society where 8 yr old boys think that vaginal sex is a warm up, before the ass attack? The explosion of porn in our society has lead to general disrespect of women and is contributing to a rise in sex crimes. Normal men do not have a rape "fantasy" . Do we want to plant a rape "fantasy" seed in the minds of men and boys?
21:26 February 23, 2011 by UScitizen

Your first post to SarahPalin sounds like you've been watching a lot of that stuff. Very descriptive. And that society "where the average 12 yr. old girl as already been " F*** to pieces" ............... isn't that one of those african nations where there's civil war and the soldiers are the ones doing all that? That's what I've read in asll the news reports over the past year.

I know it happens to a certain degree almost everywhere but not like it does in some of the war-torn African nations.
21:37 February 23, 2011 by mojofat

Such a good point...because there wasn't anything such as rape before the internet.

"The explosion of porn in our society has lead to general disrespect of women and is contributing to a rise in sex crimes."

You have no data on this, and further I would suggest that there are actually more women CEOs, leaders, and in positions of authority than at any other time...doesn't really sound like there's this widespread disrespect of women.

Your whole argument is a red herring, as if there isn't any porn out there that isn't child porn. How do you know so much about "internet porn" that you can say it's all from 2nd and 3rd world countries...and just what is a 2nd world country? Have you ever been to Simi Valley? I have and I'll bet there's more porn shot there in a day than the whole rest of the world combined. And guess what, those women are adults and choosing what they want to do with their bodies. Maybe you shouldn't assume that women cannot think for themselves.
22:11 February 23, 2011 by buschmann
@ mojofat, you didn't read my post to well, or you intentially miss characterise it. " much of the internet porn" is not the same as "all". Do you know the difference between the word all and much? @ us citizen, I think everyone should view this porno, especially parents. Maybe that is part of the problem, not enough people even know what their children are seeing? Maybe modern day parents "young ones" were raised on this porno trash and they think it's good for their kids.
00:23 February 24, 2011 by hammad674
Surf porn is a very minor thing in Sweden and not a very big surprise if children viewing these. I believe the story is much more ahead of just watching porn. Till the age 12-14, rarely expect some Swede to be without having involved in sexual acts before. This is all Swedish people wish, like and are proud of. So i think, it isn't a surprise in Swedish society.
01:27 February 24, 2011 by SarahPalin
- "fix" as in "addiction" is the correct word.

Start by banning cigs, gambling, partying, drinking etc as those are addictions as well. What adults get addicted to are their addictions, not yours to judge.

"Maybe some real sex is what they need."

Maybe... maybe they think watching a porno and spanking the monkey is the safest form of "safe sex" with no possibility of a unwanted pregnancy as well ;)

"try yelling FIRE in a crowded building and see where that gets you."

The oldest shilling argument. The fact is you CAN yell fire in a crowded building but if by doing so you are putting someone else in danger then you have to pay for that.

My my... you certainly are watching a lot of the wrong porn. May I suggest made in Europe and US porn?

And you certainly have some twisted notions about children.

"The explosion of porn in our society has lead to general disrespect of women and is contributing to a rise in sex crimes."

Citation needed or.. you are pulling out talking points from your behind ;)

"Normal men do not have a rape "fantasy" ."

Again, citation needed.

But even if they did, its a fantasy and as long as it remains a fantasy and no one gets harmed who gives a damn?

Or perhaps we should commission a mind police to police peoples fantasies...
04:07 February 24, 2011 by buschmann
CALLING ALL BUGGERS: It doesn't matter how hard you try or how many different ways you attempt to defend the easy access of hard core internet porn being made availble to very young children. The fact is that stuff is very un-healthy for them. Just how did Sweden become the rape capital of europe, twice as high as number two britain? (EU report) If I understand hammad674 correctly,he says, swedish people are very proud that 12 year old kids are sexually active and it is all they wish for them. If that is true then it is easy to understand why Sweden has become the rape capital of europe. Now don't come back at me with the usual response " swedish women are all liers" that would be so un- social democrat of you. So un-buggerly! Swedes sure do like to complain, but you have made your own bed, so lie in it. Swedes are upset that the Islamic community has not intergrated well into the society. How could you expect a conservative group of people like that to ever accept your crude behaviour?
06:22 February 24, 2011 by UScitizen
How did Sweden become the rape capital of Europe? First let me say that I don't know the stats on tha claim. But anyway, Swedes love to vacation in Thailand. Oh, lots of people from other countries do also, but compair the percentage of the Swedish population who go there with the percentage of another country... say France. Sweden's percentage will be much higher.

As we all know, Thailand is world famous for it's sex trade, especially sex with children. Even though prostitution is illegal there, it's aq money-maker so the law is rarely inforced. And funny thing is, they have a law saying yuo must be 18 to work in the sex trade, even though it's illegal.

Anyway, when people go on a trip, a lot of them for the soul purpose of using and abusing females from age eight up, how are they going to view women in their own country?

As I said, Swedes aren't the only people to go there but it does seem to be a more favorite destination for them than for people in other countries. I've never been there myself.

buschmann, can you tell me where to find that report on rale in Europe? I'd like to see the stats for myself.
07:13 February 24, 2011 by rfmann
"School computers, regardless of subject or area, are meant for educational purposes and not for surfing porn,"

What I want to know is: How on Earth is surfing porn not educational???

@Buschmann: It seems you should review your portfolio of porn site memberships and maybe get some more classy ones...
08:14 February 24, 2011 by silly t
thought Sweden was the heaven for children rights?
13:59 February 24, 2011 by SarahPalin
How did Sweden become the rape capital of the world? Simple!

Because most of the crap that they call rape IS NOT RAPE, and is not recognized as rape anywhere else other than Sweden.

Why is it classified as rape, because feminist nutjobs helped write some of the laws.

Its like if suddenly country X started saying (in law), thinking of another person nude is the same as cheating on your partner - now country X has the most cheaters in the entire world!

See how that works?

As for the Muslims "integrating", they are supposed to adapt to their host country, they chose to come here - dont like it? well, go back or go to one of the "stans" like Afghanistan, Pakistan etc where your way of thinking is more accepted.
14:37 February 24, 2011 by buschmann
Sarah,sarah,sarah. Why do you insist on arguing with me, don't you know that you can't win? Blamming the victim, she's lieing, and getting help from the femminist chics in the gov. You are a fiesty chic, I like that, slide on over here and I will give you some proper breeding . You need not worry, I know the right spot..
17:36 February 24, 2011 by andersonjames
Yes. Porn even distorts the image on female on kids, in a recent study, 80% of teens said that they like to cum in partner's face...see http://quitporn.net/blog/2010/11/masculinity-femininity-porn-distorted-vision/
14:19 February 28, 2011 by rfmann
andersonjames: Why is that a 'distortion' rather than the expression of a legitimate preference?

(Incidentally, it's not "80% of teens", the article you point to claims the existence of a recent study in which "80% of men" say this.)
05:40 March 19, 2011 by buddy17901
hang some of the responsible people by there genitals
23:27 April 1, 2011 by Hwiorae
Buschmann, you... are a moron.
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