There has been much debate about the protection of minors on the Internet. Governments face the dilemma of balancing the positive and negative effects of the Internet. Regulatory frameworks have been put in place, but the nature of the Internet makes it difficult to prevent children from being exposed to its dangers.
The options proposed range from government-imposed regulations to self-regulation by various groups-ISPs, parents, schools, etc. As this book reveals, the practices in Asia, as elsewhere, have been mixed. In Asia, the problem is, if anything, more intractable. Faced with many competing demands, most Asian governments do not rank the protection of children in cyberspace high on their priority list. This book covers the current attitudes and approaches towards the protection of children in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.