Shocker: No Easy Tech Fix To Keep Kids Safe Online
from the surprises dept
The paper says the report is a boon not only to common sense, but also for sites like MySpace, which have contended throughout the scrutiny they've received from the attorneys general that it was impossible for them alone to make kids safe. So the politicians got to grandstand, but now hopefully they'll listen to the report and grasp the fact that several different parties -- including parents, of course -- have a role to play in helping to protect children, and it's not simply these evil social-networking sites putting our kids at risk. It's also worth noting the report came from the Berkman Center at Harvard, which previously noted that as internet use has grown, the number of sexual offenses against children has fallen, providing a nice voice of reason to counteract the politician- or media-induced moral panics that don't do anything to actually protect children.