Talking parental controls with the FCC Commissioner

Yesterday, I interviewed FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein where he turned very passionate about protecting kids from advertisers and other threats. After the cameras were turned off we continued talking about the threats online to our kids and the talk went to porn.

My son then got involved and I wrote that conversation up here. Made me so proud as a parent that my son could tell the FCC Commissioner not to censor the Internet.

More this weekend on my trip, wow, what a bunch of experiences. This morning I had breakfast with one of Barack Obama’s technology strategists in the middle of a bunch of wealthy Hillary Clinton fundraisers. Very surreal.

Comments

  1. This sounds like an action packed trip, and you haven’t really even touched on any of the tech companies in the DC area (of which there are hundreds). Are you planning to come back again soon and make do a non-government trip?

  2. This sounds like an action packed trip, and you haven’t really even touched on any of the tech companies in the DC area (of which there are hundreds). Are you planning to come back again soon and make do a non-government trip?

  3. I wish the FCC would do more to protect children from TV advertisers. Growing up I was never a fan of censorship but as a parent a lot of my beliefs have been altered. I think it started when I had to answer my young daughter’s questions about long lasting erections and erectile dysfunction. She was 5 at the time. Gotta love Sunday afternoon NFL games, in my opinion no longer family friendly. Give me a wardrobe malfunction any day. Everyone, even our cat, has nipples. Those are much easier to explain.

    Censorship on the internet isn’t needed. As a parent I can easily control the content my child sees at home. I don’t think the government needs to get involved.

  4. I wish the FCC would do more to protect children from TV advertisers. Growing up I was never a fan of censorship but as a parent a lot of my beliefs have been altered. I think it started when I had to answer my young daughter’s questions about long lasting erections and erectile dysfunction. She was 5 at the time. Gotta love Sunday afternoon NFL games, in my opinion no longer family friendly. Give me a wardrobe malfunction any day. Everyone, even our cat, has nipples. Those are much easier to explain.

    Censorship on the internet isn’t needed. As a parent I can easily control the content my child sees at home. I don’t think the government needs to get involved.

  5. Can you consider offering optional transcripts of the interviews.

    Who wants to waste bandwidth looking at the face of the FCC commissioner or waiting for an entire interview to finish on a low quality video

    it might be easier to just skim through text and get to the questions and answers one wants

  6. Can you consider offering optional transcripts of the interviews.

    Who wants to waste bandwidth looking at the face of the FCC commissioner or waiting for an entire interview to finish on a low quality video

    it might be easier to just skim through text and get to the questions and answers one wants

  7. I am an advocate of parental internet control. The internet should not be censored and parents should take the responsability to educate their kids.

    Looks like you are doing a great job a that!

    I also believe that parents should use some kind if internet filtering software on the computers their kids use, you never know what an innocent google search might turn up. Even for the educated Adult sometimes.

  8. I am an advocate of parental internet control. The internet should not be censored and parents should take the responsability to educate their kids.

    Looks like you are doing a great job a that!

    I also believe that parents should use some kind if internet filtering software on the computers their kids use, you never know what an innocent google search might turn up. Even for the educated Adult sometimes.