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Product Placement at 6:21AM, April 16, 2009
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I've been trying to find a link for a English language report of this news but according to one of my local papers two 11 year boys are likely to face pornography charges.

Here's a rough translation of the article:

Two 11 year old boys are being charged for looking at pornography using a computer in their school, Forbes Elementary, in American Fork in Utah. The boys showed some of their classmates the pictures and one of the students told his parents.

According to statements from the local sheriff, the boys had fruitlessly tried to access pornography sites during class time. Eventually, they managed to bypass the server filters when they looked up the word “lesbian” in a search engine.

The boys were suspended from school for two days. They will be charged at the Juvenal Court for either looking at pornography or for showing it to other minors. If found guilty they could face prison time in a Juvenal Hall or community service.
End of article.

…. I'm guilty of this crime. Every 11 year old has looked up porn on a computer. Why? Because it's PORN! It's a forbidden subject to someone of their age and thus exiting to examine. My god! Have people forgotten how it was to be their age? This story would be totally different if it was a 30 year old man in a trenchcoat, showing them these pictures, promising them more stuff in his rust stained minivan but these are children! Just slap their hand and say that's bad for Christ sake.
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Aurora Moon at 7:28AM, April 16, 2009
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I think the “crime” part of this was the fact that they showed others in their class, regardless of whenever the others had wanted to see or not, instead of keeping it to themselves. After all, one 11 year old boy might be keen on porn but another boy might not be…preferring to save that for when he's like 13 years old.

still, I think it's pretty stupid overall.
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Product Placement at 8:49AM, April 16, 2009
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Yeah. These kids sure where malevolent in their doings. I'm certain that the whole dastardly deed transpired somehow like this:

Boy 1:Hey guys! Check this out! *Snicker*

Boy 2:He he.. boobies.

Boy 3:What are they doing?

Boy 4:I'm telling mom.

Yes. Clearly a heinous crime.
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lba at 9:21AM, April 16, 2009
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This is Utah though. Utah's laws are something not even the rest of the country seems to understand. But even with that, laws in the United States are becoming harsher overall, previously drunkenness in public probably would have gotten you a fine, maybe a night in lock up to sober up and things like graffiti got a slap on the wrists, a fine and the confiscation of your paint. Now those things mean automatic jail time in a lot of places. I think overall, that our country is making decisions to be “tougher on crime”. It hardly seems effective and just seems to result in more stupid stories of the criminal system's misguided decisions.
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subcultured at 10:12AM, April 16, 2009
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they should be arrested for looking at nudity. who knows, they might rape some girl at the end of the day.

our society's values are so messed up. we accept violence more than nudity. wow nipple, skin, flap of skin, and hair. nakedness is more natural than violence
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Jonko at 10:16AM, April 16, 2009
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A part of me thinks it's their fault for looking at porn sites at school. I agree, everyone looks up porn at some point in their childhood, but you shouldn't do it on a school computer… Couldn't they at least have gone to the public library or something? At least there wouldn't be a risk of them getting caught by someone “in charge” of them.
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ozoneocean at 10:19AM, April 16, 2009
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The hilarious thing though is that far, far, far worse harm is done to all these children by making this a matter for the police. Many times worse than ever would happen from looking at “porn” lol!

What's the thinking? “
”Gee bubba, them thare kids are look'n at porn! That jest aint right.“
”By golly you're right, boy howdy! Let's git them kids outa school and locked up right soon so they's kin git themselves a good hard rapin!“
”Hooooo-weeee!!!!“
”Yeeee-hawwwwwww!!!!!"

And other such exclamations of excitement and affirmation…
 
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Chernobog at 10:49AM, April 16, 2009
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What else are kids supposed to do after being junked out all day on several sugar breaks? (I work at a school, btw.)
 
 
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HippieVan at 4:04PM, April 16, 2009
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Looking at porn is a crime?

Anyways, I'm guessing the reason these boys decided to do this at school was because trying to get past those school blocker things can be kind of fun, and because they wanted to look cool in front of their little buddies. You guys have met 11-year-old boys, right?
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Pineapple at 4:19PM, April 16, 2009
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I'm training to be a primary school teacher and I know that I would flip out if I caught one of my students looking up porn on the computer. I feel that these kids should be harshly punished, but it should be kept within the school system. Maybe spending lunch times with the principle or with a counselor.

The teacher part of me would want to look at this further as children who seem prematurely interested in sex might have something happening at home. For me maybe it would be worth having a talk with the child to see were he learnt those words or ideas.
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Skullbie at 5:04PM, April 16, 2009
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I saw my first hentai image at age 12 by complete accident, and i took an interest in it because it made me feel ‘good’-not because of perverted homelife.

Also these kids go to a public school- it's just naive to think some of them haven't learned all the naughty words in the world from either south park, parents, or looking up in the dictionary and laughing their heads off. If they knew stuff like alabama hot pockets or scat or snowballing then that'd mean something was up, but 'lesbian? Come on.

And i agree with Hippie, i think they just wanted to look cool.
 
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Product Placement at 4:54AM, April 17, 2009
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The first porn image I saw was a god awful long time ago. Maybe around 8-9 but I could have been younger. Some kid showed me this magazine he had found under a bed and I was far from being able to comprehend what was going on in those pictures.

The dialog went somehow like this:
Me: … What would happen if he pees inside her?
The other kid: Duh! He's supposed to do that.

I think the first hentai image I saw was of Lumière the chandelier plugging up Belle from Beauty and the beast. The funny part of the story. I saw it in school… with about 12 other students present to see it… and the teacher was there, laughing about it, as well.
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subcultured at 5:07AM, April 17, 2009
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The dialog went somehow like this:
Me: … What would happen if he pees inside her?
The other kid: Duh! He's supposed to do that.



lol this reminds me of this
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crocty at 6:29AM, April 17, 2009
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Wait…You mean those “You must be 18 to continue” warnings are telling the truth?

You learn something new everyday…
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ozoneocean at 6:30AM, April 17, 2009
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I think we should lock people up for thinking about sex. They must be disgusting pervert rapists or something…

Sex is eeeeeevil!

Poor kids should be given uniforms and AK-47s, like those fine upstanding child soldiers in Sierra Leone! Then they can be trained to hunt down these sex offending perverts and hack off their limbs, noses, and lips with machetes! :P

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Who else thinks this sex-fear stuff is getting strangely out of hand in some ways?

We all know kids talk about it, find out about it etc… Most of us did that ourselves, most of us never DID anything about it though.
I don't think kids are talking about it any more than before or getting easier access to it than before- since back in the day there were WAY more magazines, books, videos etc. And some adults always had some somewhere where kids could get them.

I think what's happening no is that it's just easier to spy on them and track them when they DO look at it or talk about it, so then people think they need to be punished for it… I'm going to make a debate thread.
 
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lothar at 3:42PM, April 17, 2009
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Every 11 year old has looked up porn on a computer.

LOL , i wish they had internets when i was 11 , i had to resort to scouring the sides of the highway to find discarded porno

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seventy2 at 2:23PM, April 18, 2009
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Every 11 year old has looked up porn on a computer.

i didnt have internets until 17. so i used the school computers. i would then print it off, and take it home and put it in my stash.

my first time, someone brought their dad's magazine to school and showed us.

i was younger than 12. that's all i know.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 3:20PM, April 18, 2009
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I uh… actually haven't looked up porn once in my entire life…

I feel unmanly ._.

EDIT: Actually, I did once just because I didn't know what the word actually meant.
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i was born a unicorn at 12:18PM, April 27, 2009
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im pretty sure everyone has committed that ‘crime’ :|
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Boxtop at 4:22PM, April 27, 2009
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Every 11 year old has looked up porn on a computer.

False overgeneralization. I never looked at porn when I was 11. Hell, I don't look at porn now; porn's disgusting.

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Product Placement at 6:13PM, April 27, 2009
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Boxtop
False overgeneralization.
But a fairly accurate one. Kids check out things that they're forbidden to look at because they're curious about what it is. You may find it disgusting but the kids aren't looking at it because they're perverts but because they're been told there is something they're not supposed to see and that makes them curious.

And frankly, it wasn't supposed to be a overgeneralization. It's the same as saying “Of course I've seen Lion King. EVERYONE has seen Lion King”. I can't guaranty that some bud pops out of the woodwork and shouts “nu uh! I haven't” but a sufficient amount of people have seen it to be a fairly accurate statement.
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HippieVan at 6:22PM, April 27, 2009
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Yeah, even at my age when someone tells me that there is something I should absolutely not do - especially when they say that without giving me real reasons - I am immediately more curious than ever.
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 12:27AM, April 28, 2009
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this is so sad. my heart hurts for those kids… how tragic!

looking at porn is so normal… my parents found out that I did (some 90s history-checking software) when I was 14 though, and I got in big trouble. it took me years and years to get over the feeling of shame associated with sexuality (but perhaps has made me kinkier? jk).
The kids who got in trouble are gonna need lots of therapy…
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