According to a recent survey nearly 75 percent of kids in UK have been disturbed by images which they saw on the Internet.
The survey undertaken by NSPCC, a leading charity promoting the cause of children, was based on the polling done on the children’s website There4me.com.
NSPCC has urged computer manufacturers and retailers to install mechanisms in computers that would prevent children from being exposed to inappropriate content.
Expressing the view of the organisation, NSPCC policy advisor, Zoe Hilton remarked “Children are just a few clicks away from innocently stumbling across upsetting or even dangerous pictures and films such as adult sex scenes, violent dog fights, people self-harming and children being assaulted.”
Ms Hilton also stress on the need for incorporating advanced parental controls in computers.
The survey has also brought to light the need of video hosting and social networking sites to monitor content posted on their sites and become more proactive in removing any offensive material.