One of which is to do the honourable thing. One thing they should be doing is paying taxes. What shocks me is that this avoidance of coughing up is legal? It is legal? Government spokesperson PLEASE DO NOT SAY 'THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE'. Because WE already know this you know - we are waiting on action. Yours!!! What can a member of the public do? We, the public, are waiting on members of PARLIAMENT actually doing something to help stop this disgusting trend of porn freely flowing on line.If Google have saved themselves a multi-million pound fortune, why has it not been invested in meeting the needs of their (so far) faithful customers?
They should just remember that another company is just a phone call or click away from them. They are far from the only search engine provider. They are big but are not a monopoly.
The newspapers report on what we already know - that the vast majority (monopoly) of parents according to The National Association of Headteachers, want pornographic material blocked. Google responded by saying it us up to parents to monitor their childrens' web activities to keep them safe from disturbing materials/people. Do they mean get a chair and sit at their side? This is like government ministers commenting on THEIR own departments criticising THEIR OWN departments with comments such as 'it is unacceptable' and 'changes need to be made' But they are saying these things to us the public when THEY are getting well paid to be in charge. In other words, Google and Co get your act together and don't palm us off with the knowledge that complete and uncomplicated blockages of pornographic and disturbing images is coming in the future only available on new computers. So, they want us to spend more to see less vile stuff coming through for our kids, young people and peadophiles to watch. Profit or porn, which is your master Google and Co? Not just you though - tv, film and music industries ARE RESPONSIBLE TOO for this mass media decline in standards, values, decency and for putting out material that is shaping children, young adults and also adults into developing a depressing view of the world when it is not.
Research after research findings have identififed internet porn as adjusting attitudes and police too (listen please to the experts dealing with the resulting crimes) warn attirubutes to disrepect of women, enticement to rape and paedophile playing ground. Just because porn is on-line or or the telly or in films, DOES NOT make it normal or right or acceptable because they are not. This growing trend of people just accepting the sordid and seedy sex trade previously only available in hard core porn mags on top shelves, kept on the streets in brothels, in designated strippers clubs, in under the counter porn films IS NOW seemingly above the counter, above board and is now available to kids! It is not routine nor is it just the way things are or just a change in our values or part of the 'modern' world. It is wrong. It is corrupting. It has gone far enough. We all know it has gone too far and we want the tide to turn back now.
For children and young people to have been exposed to this is a shameful charge from me and many others towards the source of the seediness. Google & Co stop this negligence and start monitoring what you are showing on your screens. I do not want any child including my own being influenced by this stuff and for their young and forming minds thinking that what they are seeing reflects the world they are growing up in. Because the world around us is desperate to live with increasing values again and we are working for this so why aren't the media? They seem to be going against our tide of togetherness. Adults can switch off or switch over but the kids are enticed in, not realising what they are watching is opening up a potential very dark world and mind to them.
Google - two slaps on the wrist then - not paying your company's taxes and for your dismissive comments in the press for putting the blame and responsibility onto parents for the porn etc you are allowing on your screens. You get well paid by just about every household so surely you can afford to pay back some duty of care. Because you are one company, Google, who is held account for letting down our young people and us parents. God, please, please help us parents feel safe that what our children are watching is safe. Thank You for Your alerts about this media trade and telling us about the damage it has caused because we want it to stop now. We want good relationships, healthy relationships and for the media and internet providers to take responsiblity that they are influencing and impacting the minds of OUR CHILDREN in ways in which we do not want. We want Your wise ways, Lord, but need Your help in targeting and tackling this culture of profiteering by any means necessary that has emerged that we desperately want to stop. Thank you that Your will, will be done. Amen.