The Internet is the fastest growing and biggest tool for mass interaction and information distribution on the globe. Individuals use the Internet for social communication, expressing their views, or obtaining infinite information access. Nowadays, the controversy of whether it is important to have censorship on the Internet is being debated continually all over the world. Censorship of the Internet can protect young generation especially children from strangers like a child molester and paedophile, filter obnoxious contents and prevent adolescents emulating negative behaviour. However, it is obvious that a filtering system of the Internet is against the freedom of information, anti-educational and it is difficult to evolve and broaden people`s ideas and views.
This research report is designed to discuss the issue of regulated information on the Internet. It will be argued that censorship of the Internet inhibits individuals having a wide range of ideas, views and experiences. Besides, it will be discussed that both of the aspects analysing how the Internet restraint operates in certain contexts whereas in some others it is showing to be acutely detrimental as mentioned above. Particularly, the significance of sanctions in regard to pornography, violence, profanity, instigation to crime, gambling and so on will be dealt in to highlight how seriously today’s minors are exposed to such things without proper protections and limitations.
When it comes to censorship of the Internet, people usually come up with the most representative country “the People’s Republic of China” which is armed with the most sophisticated censoring system in the world under the name of “the Great Firewall of China”. Due to the nature of the country, the usage of the Internet is severely controlled by the communistic government in pursuit of protecting the cultural identity and national security. From this view, although this paper will not be looking at one particular...