Is an “Adults Only” warning paragraph enough?
Blogger, as we all well know, encourages people who blog about “Adult Content” to willingly put up a warning splashpage. If you don’t, and they catch you, they’ll forcibly put one up that you can’t ever remove. Site owners who are not on Blogger frequently put a little “Over 18 Only” Warning text at the top of their sidebar.
Of course, the little warning text doesn’t really do much. Children won’t see it and suddenly click away. Is it just there as a CYA move?
I don’t know if Blogger’s warning pages actually interact with the Internet Content Rating Association or other means of Parental Controls, and thereby prevent kids from seeing those sites. At most they’re going to prevent people who are of age and offended by sex from seeing talk or photos about sex.
Recently I stumbled across this site/organization called RTA (restricted to adults), a place to go to self-label your site to prevent children from even accessing your site (provided, of course, they’re accessing it from a parental-controlled computer).
My question for my peers is this… how do you feel about this service? Would you use it? Why or why not? The ONLY question I would have is would this service also be employed by companies wishing to prevent their employees from viewing “pornographic” content at work and therefore preventing some of your readers from accessing your site?