Aussie youth bypassing internet filter to view porn with PSP


Last year, the PSP hit a pretty large bump in the road on its way to handheld bliss when the mainstream media discovered that American youth were using it to download porn. Now, the "PlayStation Pornable" is under siege again as Australian minors are using it to bypass their government's $84 million internet filter to view porn that was previously inaccessible.

Apparently, any handheld device, not just the PSP, can access the internet and view porn without worry of being blocked by the filter. Rather than lambast the government's ineffective filter, Barbara Biggs, the author of the story published in the Herald Sun, is criticizing the PSP, other handheld devices, ISPs and just about everything else under the sun.

To be perfectly honest, youth accessing porn isn't something that has just happened since the advent of the internet. Pornographic magazines and movies have long since found their way into the hands of under-aged minors. It just seems like today the media chooses to fault the developers behind the hardware rather than the parents who aren't ensuring they know what they're children are doing in their bedrooms.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.