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Kids, The Internet, & Adult Fears

Often expressed in terms of fears for children, concerns about technology are often in my view just as much about adult ignorance, as well as fear of what children themselves do with technology. These two articles capture some of these issues particularly well:

Protect the Children From Porn Wired Sending a teacher to prison for mishandling a classroom porn storm does not address the root of the problem: fear that traces back to ignorance.

Say Everything New York Magazine
As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll.

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