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Parenthood and the Internet: An Ethical Discussion about Online Sexual Issues against Children

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Author(s): Denys A. Flores

Journal: Redifis
ISSN 1390-7239

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Sexual offenses | children | parenthood | online threats | cyberethics | utilitarianism | contractarianism | pluraism

ABSTRACT
One of the most controversial discussions about parenthood and the Internet is about the sexual offenses that children can face when surfing the Web. Moreover, how parents can protect them effectively is another point of interestin the current society. However, this issue has not been analysed from the ethical point of view due to the lack of cyberethics nowadays. Hence, in this article, the most common online threats against children are discussed considering the utilitarianism, the contractarianism, and the pluralism.Additionally, some procedures applied to protect children are analysed using the mentioned ethical frameworks.
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