Rabbonim and educators are calling on chareidi public figures
to take action to spare Torah-true homes from unsavory
Internet content in order to prevent family members from
suffering irremediable spiritual harm.
Educators say various communications devices are becoming one
of the leading perils the yetzer hora has foisted upon
our generation, and undesirable content poses the greatest
threat of all.
Chinuch figures point to the fact that even secular
teachers and parents are appalled by the effect these things
have on their children. Even overtly secular politicians,
like PM Ehud Olmert and Knesset Chairwomen Dalia Itzik, are
introducing regulations and legislation to safeguard youths
from this material.
Due to ongoing risks educators are calling on public figures,
especially Communications Minister Ariel Attias, a chareidi
Jew with the means to handle the problem, to do everything in
their power to eradicate the danger.
Education figures note that the problem of cell phone content
was successfully overcome by requiring that all cell phone
devices used by the chareidi public carry the approval of
Vaadat HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshoret, which operates under
and with the guidance of gedolei Yisroel, who had the
prescience to foresee the problem and took strident measures
to halt the damage.
All those who heeded gedolei Yisroel — the
overwhelming majority of chareidi homes — spared their
families by using only approved cell phones, whereas the
secular and national-religious sectors are still spiritually
imperiled by cellular devices. However other services
available through other devices including home computers beg
for a solution, and of course the problem poses a threat to
the general population, and not just the Torah-true