76% consider Internet filtering necessary for minors

来源:Kyodo News 转自:Japan Today

TOKYO — About 76% of Japanese people responding to a government survey feel that Internet filtering is necessary to restrict minors under 18 years old from accessing dating service or pornography websites, the Cabinet Office said Saturday. In the survey on securing safety on the Internet, the Cabinet Office said a total of 76.3% of the respondents either said it is "necessary" or "rather necessary" to use Internet filtering.

The office conducted the survey of 5,000 people aged 20 or older in November. Of the total number surveyed, 3,006 responded. The survey result represents the public's hopes for the government to promote filtering service provided by mobile phone companies and others, amid a series of incidents of girls becoming victims of sexual assault through dating service websites.