Hempfield Does Not Need To Censor Everything

Hempfield Does Not Need To Censor Everything

Hempfield says that some censorship rules are necessary to “protect the learning environment.” But does Hempfield need to censor things like looking up “Moby Dick?”

 

Censorship is defined as “the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or ‘inconvenient.’”

 

Hempfield tries to provide a “safe and healthy environment” for its kids. That includes censoring some websites. Some things should be censored, like the dark web, and pornography, but do they have to censor harmless searches, like looking up the rap star Lil’ Wayne’s album, “Funeral” or even “hot chocolate?”

 

It would be hard to stop censoring unnecessary censorship, without uncensoring everything, but Hempfield could do things to help the problem. For one, Hempfield could make a service that fixes unnecessary censorship, or at least takes suggestions on how to stop it. Also, Hempfield could prod Securly to at least give better reasons to why it censors what it censors. Hempfield needs to do something about unnecessary censorship, and it needs to be fast.