The Violence category includes web resources that contain any photo, video, or textual materials describing acts of physical or psychological violence against human beings, as well as cruelty to animals:
- Depiction/description of scenes of execution, torture, or torment, as well as tools designed for these actions.
- Depiction/description of scenes of murder, fight, beatings, or rape, as well as scenes of abuse or humiliation of people, animals, or imaginary creatures.
- Information that triggers commission of acts constituting a threat to life and/or health, including those causing body injuries and suicide.
- The information that legitimizes or justifies violence and/or brutality and/or encourages to commit acts of violence against people or animals.
- Highly naturalistic depiction/description of victims or atrocities of wars, armed conflicts, armed clashes, accidents, natural disasters, man-made or social disasters, and other depictions of suffering people.
- Browser-based computer games that include scenes of violence and cruelty, including so-called “shooter” “fighting,” “slasher” games, etc.
Pros: The access to any movies containing scenes of violence, as well as photos of disasters and other types of content depicting and describing violence, is restricted.
Cons: Potential drawbacks include the possibility of blocking web sites containing historical documents that can be useful for educational purposes.
Recommendation: Parents are encouraged to include useful historical and educational resources into the whitelist.
The whitelist can be customized in the full version of the product.