I’m trying to get as much writing experience as possible so I recently submitted articles for publication. This article was published on Yahoo! Voices.
Parental Control Software
Concerned parents monitor their children on the Internet. They even take measures to block web content by installing software, such as Netnanny. However, these monitoring software programs do not filter searches done through Facebook. Anyone can type keywords into the search bar to access hundreds of pages containing inappropriate material ranging from vulgar or profane language to explicit, even partially nude photos. Facebook does not currently have any built-in content filters other than allowing users to report offensive material posted.
The problem is not only with exposing minors to offensive content. Many adults would prefer to be able to browse and search pages on Facebook without finding themselves caught in a web of temptation.
Perhaps incorporating content filters into the site would eliminate a large part of this problem. Users could then choose settings to allow or block particular pages or types of content. Another option would be to charge for posting or accessing those type pages.