Enterprise Organizations Could Help Fight Child Porn

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 9:38 AM

Tags: , , ;

It is easy for companies to take no action in the fight against child pornography. Perhaps it’s because businesses are not too focused on societal issues, especially those uncomfortable issues.

Child pornography production and use is increasing.  It’s a current trend in the porn industry.  In the future, you will see more arrests related to viewing, production, and abuse. There was a story in the New York Times this week of 71 people arrested for possession of child porn.  The list of those arrested included police officers, a Police Chief, a Rabbi, a Little League coach, a nurse, a paramedic, an architect, computer programmer, and others.

Pelle Gara, founder of NetClean, believes that child pornography can be removed from the Internet but lack of action that businesses take is what keeps that from becoming a reality.  The technology and filtering exists to make this happen, but they are too focused on other issues.

Gara said: “I don’t see a reason why we can’t get rid of child pornography. It’s not a technology problem anymore. It’s a policy or politician problem… I think people feel that the subject of sexual crimes against children is so hideous that they don’t want to deal with it.”

It is likely that companies are dealing or will be dealing with this problem internally. Employees that view pornography in the workplace may also be viewing child pornography, which could cause legal implications for the employee and the company.

Part of the solution to this problem is for organizations to incorporate this problem in their social responsibility agenda and apply software that specializes in blocking sites. By doing so, it could cut down on the number of employees that view child pornography in the workplace and will help take child pornography off the Internet. When product demand decreases, supplies seek for other markets.

For example, Google made it possible to tag and report child pornography on their servers, which are then deleted. They also removed over 100,000 websites displaying child pornography and updated their search results when “child pornography" is searched, which now displays mug shots of people arrested for child pornography. 

While your company may not be able to do something as large-scale as Google or other large internet companies, there is still a lot you can do. If these images come up on a company computer, you can report these images so that they can be deleted.  

Pornography viewing at work is, to say the least, a misuse of time.  When an organization does nothing to block porn, the organization loses productivity (time and money).

A simple solution is to install a company-wide Internet filter to monitor the websites that employees visit while in the workplace.  ContentWatch provides internet filters and monitors that can help keep child pornography off of your company computers.

 


Comments

No comments on this article.

comments powered by Disqus