McDonald’s Encouraged to Maintain Family Internet Policy

Family First NZ is encouraging McDonald’s Restaurants to maintain its ‘family friendly’ policy regarding its free WiFi services being offered in its restaurants.

“Websites containing explicit sexual material and images should continue to be banned by the family restaurant as the welfare and protection of children and families from offensive and inappropriate material is paramount,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

“The issue is not about the type of group. It is about the content, and material which is adult-rated should be blocked in a public setting like McDonalds. The same type of filtering should be present in schools and libraries, and McDonald’s are to be congratulated for putting families first.”

“Some of the websites which they have blocked have been blocked for good reason. People desperate to access this material will have to do it in a private setting through their own server,” says Mr McCoskrie.

“Organisations who are complaining about the actions of McDonald’s simply need to clean their websites up to make them family friendly.”
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