South Korea wants to block nudity and profanity on teenager phones

Jeonju, South Korea

The South Korean government is taking censorship to the next level — for teenagers at least. In an attempt to prevent cyber-bullying, the Ministry of Gender Equality  and Family has plans to install software on teenagers’ phones that will block swear words and “illegal and harmful information.”

The government also plans to continue it’s never-ending war against pornography at the same time by requiring compulsory filtering services by mobile carriers that will block things such as pornography and nudity from being accessed.

I guess there’s a price to pay when you live in the  country considered to have the fastest internet connections in the world.

[via The Verge, image via Emmanuel DYAN]

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  • Paul D

    All over the world kids are suiciding over cyber bullying. Good for South Korea.

  • Henfracar

    And the rest of the world should follow their lead imho.

  • Mike

    Is there really anything wrong with trying to block such content from non-adults? Isn’t that what most parents would do, if they could?

  • Dunkerella

    Must be too many South Koreans suffering from pulled groins, putting a strain on their medical system.