Should the Internet be Safe?

If we are going to ask whether or not the internet should be safe for everyone then we must also ask whether or not the theater should be safe for everyone.

Then we must ask whether or not the restaurant, grocery store, sidewalk, bank, public park, etc. should be safe for everyone.

Why do we suggest that the internet—simply because it is a digital environment—should follow an entirely different moral compass than our physical realities?

Why is it that digital anonymity and security should validate an environment that jeopardizes the safety of those that occupy it?

It’s by treating the internet as some digital charade entirely removed from reality that we’re left with an increasing amount of problems.

Address the internet as a physical, public space, and then reflect on whether or not it should be a safe place for all.