TD wants to restrict children's internet access

silverharp

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seems like a bit of a reactionary brainfart , yes there are issues but this aint the solution

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0510/873906-jim-daly-internet/
A new law that would fine parents for allowing their children own mobile phones with unrestricted access to the internet has been proposed by the chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Fine Gael TD Jim Daly is currently drafting legislation which could also see retailers facing fines if they sell such devices to children under 14.

Its origins lie in stark testimony to the committee in recent months, where it has been stated by children's rights groups that unfettered access to the internet was among the greatest threats facing young people.

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Meh if that shower of inbred cretins in the Dail had their way everyone would be banned from accessing the the internet.
 

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It's hard to imagine a law that is likely to be less enforceable, and less likely to solve any problem. Definitely to be filed under "we have to be seen to be doing something" category.
 

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It's not the job of the state.
 

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Just like with a car engine, if a brain is used beyond its natural capacity, this is what happens.
 

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When is M Martin going to grow apair of balls and put this crowd of clowns out of power Before we have to get permission to go outside the door
 

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It might be best to restrict TD's internet access instead.
 

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I think something should be done, but I don't see anything possibly enforceable.

My kids won't be getting a computer or phone until they're 14, it's that simple.
I'll enforce it.
 

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This is totally unenforceable . Better parenting classes are needed not ridiculous laws.
 

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Any parent who relies on the government to look after their kids, is not a parent.
 
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This man has admitted he had difficulty saying No to his children and felt under pressure to give them smart phones. Grow a pair you wimp and say No like every other parent and stop with he nonsense.
 

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seems like a bit of a reactionary brainfart , yes there are issues but this aint the solution

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0510/873906-jim-daly-internet/

by coincidence Ireland 3rd place in the nanny state index

Who in the name of f*** is it proposed should enforce this?

God I despair for this country... I really do...

Cretins the lot of them.

And nobody should miss the revenue generating angle of the proposal either... fines... the answer to everything from the imbeciles in Dail Eireann... just another opportunity for them to take more of OUR money for them to squander...

Cynical conniving sh!theads.
 

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It's hard to imagine a law that is likely to be less enforceable, and less likely to solve any problem. Definitely to be filed under "we have to be seen to be doing something" category.
Exactly, rather than dealing with real stuff.
 

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Jim Daly? The name is enough to gauge how much worth this "idea" has.
 

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I think something should be done, but I don't see anything possibly enforceable.

My kids won't be getting a computer or phone until they're 14, it's that simple.
I'll enforce it.
I take my (stylish and fabulous) hat off to you.

I have no kids but I have had this discussion at work and the amount of parents who don't want their kids to have phones and computers but say they will buy them anyway because "all the other kids have them and I don't want them to be left out" is scary.

Of course they'll use excuses - having a phone makes them safer in an emergency for example.

I say a £10 Nokia makes them safe because nobody is going to nick it, it will keep its charge for days and dial parents or 999 just as effectively as a smartphone. It's more rugged and will last a long time but if it's lost it's not the end of the world. It also cannot access the internet so they won't see porn or other inappropriate content and can't be groomed by perverts on Facebook.

A £700 iPhone makes them a target for robbery, needs charging daily, and is more fragile with the big glass screen. If it's lost that's £700 down the drain. And it doesn't call mum or dad or 999 any better than the £10 Nokia. It also allows them full access to the wilds of the web with waiting porn and pervs.

Then you get the real answer - the other kids have iPhones therefore their kids must have iPhones.

This is more important than the child not being robbed or accessing inappropriate web content, apparently...

I know being a parent is not easy, but really...
 
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They really are a bunch of dumbfvcks. Just look at their own newest rule of standing for the prayer. Lost of heat and light around it because it is such a stupid dumb@ss rule. Then on the first day, the FIRST, six TD's don't stand. Was there ANYTHING said about it? No, nothing. On the one hand I'm glad because it is a stupid rule but on the other, its just fupping indicative of the stupid, useless, incompetent morons that wont enforce their own rules.

Jesus wept but what a fvkcing stupid country in which we live.
 

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The good parents are already doing this.

The bad parents will ignore the law and find ways around it.

It will make no difference whatsoever.
 

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Rather than trying to stop your kids doing things you should concentrate on them doing other things that are worthwhile, like sports and reading and anything that involves real person to person socialisation. Good luck to anyone who thinks they can keep phones and the internet away from kids. I used to worry about this, but then again my parents generation probably worried about the amount of TV that we watched.
 

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This man has admitted he had difficulty saying No to his children and felt under pressure to give them smart phones. Grow a pair you wimp and say No like every other parent and stop with he nonsense.
That is the problem . "Every other parent" doesn't say no to their children. Many allow the child to call the shots while other couldn't care less. They use TV and the internet to babysit their children because they are too self absorbed to spend time with them.
 


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