Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pining for a (purportedly) simpler time

Mardel brings up the point about nostalgia for a purportedly simpler and better time. David Pogue recently blogged about that in How Dangerous Is the Internet for Children? Bad Dad and I wholeheartedly agree.

Iris and I look up things on the internet at least once a day. We shop via internet. She communicates with her aunts via the internet. She even takes a math class via the internet. She has also become a critical reader about things she reads on the internet. She will point out claims that are "marketing" and not true.

3 comments:

  1. I would be curious to find out what % of child predators are even strangers, internet or not. I suspect that the vast majority are people that the child already knows.

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  2. It might be fun to compare the internet hysteria to the D&D hysteria of 25 years ago.

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  3. Interesting link. I think the PBS show was quite well done and made me think about several issues in different light.

    Learning how to discern the validity of what one reads or encounters is an important part of any education, and is just as important no matter what one's primary source of information. Good for Iris, and her parents.

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