The Crimes Against Children Center at the
Here is a Washington Post blog on parenting, entry dated 2/9/2007 on the story.
Voluntary content labeling, in conjunction with browser modifications, could help prevent inadvertent exposure of minors to explicit materials.However, an NBC4 (Washington DC televsion station) report on Feb. 5, 2007 indicated that most of the unwanted images came from peer-to-peer file sharing of images, not from conventional websites, social networking sites, or blogs.
Here is the CNN story. Compared to NBC, it emphasizes problems just with surfing and pop-ups. Computers that are well-maintained with anti-virus, anti-spyware and popup blockers (as well as upgrades with operating system -- especially Windows XP -- security fixes) seem to have many fewer incidents of unwanted or inappropriate content appearing. So the abilty of parents and older teens to properly maintain computers at home is also an issue.
Legitimate concerns by parents for safety of their teens can hinder their ability compete academically.