A central gathering took place in the Yeshivas Torah Ohr kollel. HaRav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka, warned against the wiles of the yetzer hora, when one gallops ahead while failing to mend what needs repair, both through severing access to the Internet via computers which were are intended for writing divrei Torah, as well as in women's work places. The Mesillas Yeshorim refers to such attitudes saying, "A person must supervise his actions and be on guard not to expose his soul to dangers of perdition and self destruction."
He added, "Those who procrastinate in doing so are exhibiting a severe lack of yiras Shomayim and lack of contemplation in realizing the terrible danger therein."
HaRav Hirsch noted, through deep anguish, how drastic is even one glimpse, and certainly all the more so for one who becomes addicted to viewing forbidden things, chas v'shalom. He further noted that "...in addition, there is much heresy in these places [unsupervised educational institutions] and one must know that even one sentence of disparagement of religion is liable to filter deep into a person's heart. We hear of numerous families whose children strayed off the path — all of which began with one viewing and ended up in total ruin."
Another such rally took place in the Chazon Ish kollel in Bnei Brak as a result of the immense arousal taking place within the chareidi public to guard against the hazards of modern technology. Raavad HaRav Sariel Rosenberg addressed the kollel audience passionately and said, "The power of a public resolution lies in the fact that it draws special Heavenly assistance to each and every person of the group in standing stalwart in his private resolution, for the public enjoys a different dimension of siyata deShmaya far greater than that of the individual alone."
He also dwelled upon technological devices, saying, "All of our Torah leaders have concurred in forbidding them because of their pitfalls, and their united stand has the power and authority of [a takana of] the Beis Din Hagodol, as is explained in the Chinuch."