“Library forced to employ security guards to prevent visitors viewing pornography on its computers” by Lucy Crossley

Lucy Crossley of the Daily Mail describes a recent measure that a UK library has had to take to stop male patrons from openly viewing pornography. This is an excerpt from a recent Daily Mail article. The source of this excerpt is http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2580259/Library-forced-employ-SECURITY-GUARDS-prevent-visitors-viewing-pornography-computers.html

“A library has been forced to employ security guards to clamp down on visitors constantly watching porn on its public computers.

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Members of the public are regularly flocking to Boston Library, Lincolnshire, to take advantage of the free internet facilities.

However, library users have reported seeing middle-aged men sitting at the desktop computers shamelessly gawping at x-rated videos.

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We have part-time security guards who are taking on more hours solely to monitor the misuse of computers here,’ said [a] the source.

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Members of the library told today how they had caught users unashamedly watching explicit material at the site, which is based within the council’s County Hall.

Neville Jones, 71, said: ‘I noticed one man quite openly viewing a pornographic video on one of the computers in full view of other library uses.
‘I was rather alarmed and informed a member of staff straight away.’

Jonathan Platt, the council’s head of libraries, said:

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‘Anyone misusing our computers will be asked to leave the library, and repeat offenders will be banned.

If we suspect illegal material has been downloaded, we will report the matter to the police.

If a customer spots something that concerns them, they should tell a member of staff so they can take the necessary action.

We continue to employ caretakers and security guards on a part-time basis.'”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit the Daily Mail website http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2580259/Library-forced-employ-SECURITY-GUARDS-prevent-visitors-viewing-pornography-computers.html

Lucy Crossley has authored hundreds of articles for the Daily Mail, and covers topics such as politics, sports, travel, and science.