Get Ready For The Mobile MySpace Freakout
from the what-about-the-children? dept
With all the fuss about the dangers of MySpace and other social networking sites, it was inevitable that sooner or later, somebody would start talking about the added dangers of these sites on mobile devices -- and who better than a vendor selling products to "protect" kids to hype it up? It's a perfect confluence of scaremongering stories, with the obvious evilness of MySpace and the long-established link between 3G phones and pedophiles. Again, this is all rather pointless. There's nothing intrinsically unsafe about mobile phones or social networking sites when they're used responsibly. That should be the goal here -- teaching kids responsible use and behavior of these technologies, not implementing technical blocks, like filters that don't work anyway.