Last year I had positive responses from the local politicians in Trier (in German) where I held a short meeting about online safety and the local schools were warned to install good safety measures on shared computers.
One adult content producer from Swiss, who required keeping his name anonym, did put passwords on his sites. There are still free tours, but none with explicit content (yes, I checked).
Suzanne Stanford started the Parents Against Predators Act campaign and she is quite successful and now we get news from Jon Harmon, the cofounder of the Blogger Power movement. He publishes on his blog a response from U.S. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter
All these events do make a difference. A small difference, like a drop in the ocean. No one really cares about that drop, but all the cosmic powers are within it. The drop is the force behind the wave. It’s meaningless alone, but the wave would never be without it.
We have so many lessons to learn from the drop and the most important one is not to give up. One drop can make a difference. Always. One drop, at the right time, and the glass is full. How many drops can change the world?
So I am here to revive the Blogger Power movement. A meme that matters, if you believe in the power of a tiny drop of water.
Write a letter to the adult-content producers and webmasters. Ask them kindly to display their explicit content, free or paid, behind closed doors. Tell them to use password protected login before allowing access to such images. It’s not censure. People should be free to express their sexual preferences as they like, but they should do it without hurting the innocent. Close the door. Just close the door! This is all we are asking for. This is what Blogger Power is all about.
There are new bloggers on the block so I am going to tag them. And I have to shortly explain the rules. Do not link to eWritings. This is not about me, this is not about this blog.
You don’t even need to link to Blogger Power. All you need to do is write a letter to the adult site websmasters. You can use your own words, or post the official Blogger Power letter.
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.
Come back to me and give me the link to your entry and I will put it on the Blogger Power official blog, on the Bloggers list.
And yes, dear casual reader. If you reached the end of this, it’s maybe because I got your interest. You are tagged too. If you believe in the power of the drop, be the drop. Help make the wave. Be the ocean.