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Published: Tuesday, July 9 2013 8:25 p.m. MDT

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Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT

Why do LDS people have such a problem with pornography? I don't understand. I only hear about pornography problems in LDS circles.

tholyoak
Cedar Hills, UT

We use OpenDNS for free web filtering, which covers our entire home network, including mobile devices (as long as they're connected to wifi), without having to install anything. K9 is good, but causes problems when it crashes. Plus it has to be installed on everything you want to use it with, and it only works for Windows and Mac devices, so it does nothing for game systems or mobile devices.

But rather than being a new website, isn't this just a redesign of an old one?

djk
blue springs, MO

would be great to have filters on computers . my husband turns his head when a commercial is shown on TV with females (NOT LADIES) not wearing much. he is an honorable man. females that dance, strip, perform are not ladies. men whom do the same are not gentlemen so why does the world call these dens of filth 'gentleman clubs' and 'ladies of the evening'. satan is working hard and faster each day. beware, be smart, walk away from porn. it is an addiction.

Allen
Salt Lake valley, UT

I'm wondering how OpenDNS compares with other filters. Comments, anyone?

The Scientist
Provo, UT

RedWings wrote:

"- A search for "My Little Pony" will bring up multiple graphic porn sights.
- My wife searched "girl scouts" and had pages of extremeny graphic porn appear
- My 9 year old searched for 'Yu-GI-Oh' and was exposed to graphic, violent porm images"

I just completed searches for all the above terms, and the results contained NO PORN. Not a single site or image that was pornographic.

Now if you have previously changed default search parameters (by looking for porn), then you may get different results than mine.

I have also heard male coworkers complain of receiving porn in their email, but I have never received such things. Other coworkers have complained of their computers crashing because of viruses (or other malware), but I have never had such a problem since I started using computers.

"Your comment shows a complete disconnect from the reality of porn and its attack on society."

Not at all. I am very much in touch with internet and computing technologies, and I have never experienced the inadvertent, accidental, "stumbling" upon porn problems you and others report.

Because I don't go looking for it. My computers are clean and fine.

Why aren't yours?

The Scientist
Provo, UT

LifeLongLearner wrote:

"Dear JayTee, Scientist, and the other deniers,"

Chill. Nobody is denying that LDS men seem to have a serious porn problem. We are just wondering why that is the case. We are also wondering why LDS want so badly to generalize and pretend that ALL men have the same problem.

"However, if openness about sex actually was the answer, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in."

"People need help to recover from the horrible damage pornography causes to individuals, families, and societies."

What mess, and what "horrible damage" is that exactly? Please cite reliable statistics, not just overblown, hyperbolic opinion.

IAM
Taylorsville, UT

@Allen - OpenDNS is free and reliable and not installed on anything in your house. You simply point your DNS addresses on your wireless router to the OpenDNS servers. All settings and usage are managed from your OpenDNS.com account. Once it's setup, all devices that connect to the wireless router, even friends, are restricted to the settings you setup. Like other filters, you can restrict/allow specific websites. To bypass it a person must either know the login to the router or know the login to the OpenDNS account.
I've tried other filters (K9, CyberNanny, etc.) and am very pleased with OpenDNS and have no plans to go back to what I consider old school filters (locally installed).
I'm a recovering sexual addict and a software developer (3 years sobriety). I believe I have an understanding on what works. Filters should only be used in conjunction with real & honest communication, transparency and accountability while avoiding toxic shame.
For the porn addict, the objective of a filter should be to make it difficult to access porn. It should never be considered bullet proof. For the child, it helps prevent accidentals/incidentals.

bradleyc
Layton, UT

Opendns is awesome! Use it.

poster000
Washington, DC

My experience with OpenDNS is that it works, but you should test it on every computer. You have to clear browser and DNS caches on each machine, or each individual computer may still have access to sites. I also found that Qwest/Centurylink was doing DNS redirection for me at times without my knowledge. Nothing is foolproof, so never delude yourself into believing that. An internet filter is a tool to help, but do what you need to do to protect your children and yourself by being open and honest (with your kids, and with yourself, if you have a problem).

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