Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Help Keep Our Children Safe!

A few weeks ago, Mihaela Lica at eWritings - Online Public Relations participated in a meme in which she was to republish one of her favorite posts from the past. It was the same meme that I participated in last week, but my repost was not so valuable. The subject Mig republished was so important that I decided to dedicate a post to it myself. It was not a post about writing, or marketing, or online public relations. It was about something far more significant. It was about her dream of protecting our children, and all the children of the world from internet pornography.

In her repost she talks about an amazing project--Blogger Power: Safeguard the Web for Our Children. The project was begun by Mihaela Lica and Jon Harmon at Force for Good. In their own words, "this is a common sense request to all the “adult site” webmasters: password-protected login on porn sites for all the explicit materials, no more “free clips”, “free tours”, “free pics” without login!"

Here's Blogger Power's "common sense request" to safeguard our children:

Please require a password-protected login before allowing even free access to explicit adult content. We understand that selling porn is your business and we respect your right to make a legal living. But understand our legitimate concerns and work with us. You already have the “warning adult content” on your websites. Yet kids, who are not legal customers of your product, ignore the warning. So to prevent them from having direct access to explicit images, texts and sounds, the simplest way is to have a password-protected login. No more “free tours” before a visitor supplies basic information.

To truly understand the seriousness of this issue, take a few minutes to read "An Open Letter to Bloggers Around the World: Help Make the Web Safer for Children."

I love children. I love their innocence and I truly care about their safety. I am proudly supporting this cause. It only took a few minutes of my time. I encourage you to do the same--for the sake of all our children.

God Bless and good night!


lady macleod said...

I will hop over and check this out. Good for you for posting. This is an issue that concerns all of us, and it is our responsibility now matter the age of our children, or the number.

Lisa Vella said...

Lady Macleod,

I agree with you 100%! Children (whether ours or not) are our future and it's our responsibility to keep them safe and preserve their innocence.

Thank you for your support!

Have a wonderful day!


Mihaela Lica said...

Lisa, thank you so much for blogging about this. You have no idea how much it means to me and how happy you've made me just now.

I do have a small observation though: it's Jon Harmon, not Jon Howard. :)

Lisa Vella said...

Thank you for pointing that out, Mig! I just fixed it!:) I am usually pretty good about catching errors like that, but I was so tired last night - I had fuzzy brain!

Talk to you soon!