[WikiEN-l] Should Wikipedia make it clear to users that it is not censored for minors?

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Sun May 14 15:35:43 UTC 2006

Doing this would be common sense. But then, IMHO, so would labelling
individual pages that actually contained such content.


On 5/14/06, Prasad J <prasad59 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wikipedia has followed a policy whereby it's content is not censored
> for children. Having said that would it be useful to put a
> warning/advisory on the website to make it clear to users that though
> it is legal for them to enter the site, they should be aware that
> Wikipedia's content is not censored for minors and the latter may come
> across some sexual or other adult material so it is advisable for them
> to be careful what they view? As Wikipedia's popularity increases, so
> do the njmber of kids who access it-mainly for homework help. As a
> result the chances of young users coming across such material are high
> so perhaps a warning like this will be for the best? Also there may
> also be some adults who for various reasons would prefer not  to view
> such content.

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