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The content at is intended for a general readership and has been voluntarily rated with ICRA to provide an assurance of its acceptability. However, still on-site is an animation which humourously depicts the perils of the Y2K bug and in future there may be an artwork depicting the boxers at the first international prize-fight, but we don't think either would cause anyone nightmares!

In the unlikely event that you disagree and find any content objectionable, please get in touch with Jake Young the WebCobbler.

Hand-in-hand with the aim of providing a useful information resource is the desire to make it as browser-independent as reasonably possible. Hence, you will find very little use made of JavaScript and other "flashy" techniques which can make parts of the Web unusable for many. We hope you find your visit to be informative, pleasurable and hassle-free. To ensure our pages are fast-loading, images are optimized and only used where they are considered a necessity. We are proud to be almost completely free of outside advertising. Text sizes on our pages are kept within control of the user – you are not forced to squint at a small fixed point-size. The forthcoming expanded history section will be more like an academic document and allow the user to set preferred colours.

Please continue and enter the site, or read more about ICRA below or at their site.



The Internet Content Rating Association is an international, independent organization that empowers the public, especially parents, to make informed decisions about electronic media by means of the open and objective labelling of content. ICRA's dual aims are to:
  • protect children from potentially harmful material; and,
  • to protect free speech on the internet.

There are two elements to the system:

Web authors fill in an online questionnaire describing the content of their site, simply in terms of what is and isn't present. ICRA then generates a Content Label (a short piece of computer code) which the author adds to his/her site.

Users, especially parents of young children, can then set their internet browser to allow or disallow access to web sites based on the objective information declared in the label and the subjective preferences of the user. The ICRA system can be used with Microsoft's Internet Explorer immediately, with wider applications under development. The existing RSACi labels can continue to be used in both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator but will be phased out over time.

A key point is that the Internet Content Rating Association does not rate internet content - the content providers do that, using the ICRA system. ICRA makes no value judgement about sites.

ICRA is a non-profit making organization with offices in both Brighton, UK and Washington DC, USA. Members include many of the internet industry's leading names from around the world.


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