Time and time again, the Internet has been blamed for endangering children. With all of the attention that has been given to blogging lately, it's not surprising that someone is warning about the dangers of blogging children. According to the article, "Parry Aftab, who runs the WiredSafety.org program, says she doesn't think any blogs or community sites 'out there are safe for kids.'" That comment seems a bit extreme. Parents need to understand that the technology is not inherently unsafe, but rather that kids need to be properly taught how to use it. Blogs afford children many opportunities to connect with their friends and express themselves, and to quash them would be unecessarily overprotective. Sure, pedophiles may scour blogs for a glimpse of a scantily clad teen, but a quick visit to the local mall yields gaggles of teenage girls outfitted in britney-esque outfits. Pedophiles are evil people whether online or offline. Let's not blame blogging for that.
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