I take an entirely opposite view (well, I would, wouldn't I?).
I am against filtering, or "control" of the internet, of any kind. Obviously "governments" would love to control it (they would call it regulation
of course), just as they make great efforts to control just about every other
aspect of our lives. The internet is about Freedom ... and that's what many of us like, want and need!
Innocent or just plain dumb, people just have to learn about the Real World. Unfortunately, in places like the UK, where Nanny Knows Best and all that [censored], folk have been indoctrinated that everything is "safe", we are all being "protected", and hopefully wrapped in cotton wool from the cradle to the grave. And yes, it's always someone else's fault when stuff goes wrong!
"Rich Westerners" are seen as "soft-touch" targets by many others out there in the world. Somehow I doubt that there are many internet scams heading out in the other direction.
Sooner or later (and things usually turn out better when it's sooner), everyone has to wise up to the realities of life. We are all under various threats, all of the time. Be it from viruses (real
viruses, I mean), street crime, cyber-attacks, dodgy devices hanging off ATM's, idiots on the roads and nutters on the steets ... or whatever. You just need to be aware, be responsible, and take sensible precautions. That is, don't "leave it for someone else" to take care of things (in reality, there is
What's that saying:- "If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better stay on the porch"?
If Little Old Grannies are daft (yes, daft
) enough to part with their Life's Savings over some preposterous proposal ... then more fool them. Perhaps they should just stick to the Lottery, like every other sensible person. As far as I am aware, scammers can't take
anything ... you have to give
it to them (after falling for their BS, of course).
And ... if parents can't be bothered to check up on what their kids are up to from time to time, then they shouldn't be too
surprised when the Poor Little Darlings are ogling porn!