The Kids Are Alright Online

from the don't-worry-about-the-kids dept

An article over at Tech Review talking about why the internet is a very useful thing for teenagers growing up (as opposed to a dangerous object that teenagers need to be protected from). It runs through the standard arguments which I’ve heard before (and support for the most part), but it’s a good summary. I still don’t fully understand people who chose to blame the internet for children who do bad things. It seems like a cop out, to me. They don’t want to blame other people, so it’s easy to blame this “thing”: the internet.

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J Watkins says:

blaming the Internet

I know someone who blames and doesn’t understand the Internet – George W Bush.
He doesn’t even use e-mail!

“It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.”?Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?”?Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

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