Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College Yes, for the sake of our next generation. But the censorship must be carefully implemented. A majority of the population must back the government's decision to suppress certain sites. The internet is flooded with obscene materials these days and young people can easily access them. Through pornographic websites, they could get a wrong impression about sex. You cannot expect parents to keep an eye on their children every time they use the computer. You may argue that there is software which can block questionable sites. But these filtering devices need to be updated regularly. This is a luxury that we cannot afford in the long run. It would be good if software companies could co-operate with the authorities to protect children from those who abuse the internet. When talking about censorship, many people like to bring up the subject of freedom of speech. They say such laws would damage Hong Kong's reputation as a democratic society. But why do we need such laws? It's because too many people are abusing their freedom to undermine society's morals. Oliver Kwan, 18 Delia School of Canada I don't like internet censorship. The internet is a medium where anyone can create something and have global exposure, and now people want to censor it? Why should anybody tell me what I can and cannot see? Just because people object to some sites, it doesn't mean that they should be censored. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, and the internet is one of its symbols. Yet people argue some of that freedom needs to be taken away to protect society. They say pornographic sites can cause great harm to children. I think parents can judge what is right and wrong for their children, not some agency with superior moral values. Schools block 'mature content' but there is no logic behind their decisions. For example, it's possible to access a video-game site dealing with PCs, but the same site's X-box section is blocked. The concept of internet censorship is absurd. People should be able to see whatever they want to, and to think that it would be possible to limit their access to the internet is absurd. And why would you want to limit free speech in an international city like Hong Kong?