Newsflash: Kids Can Watch Porn On The Video iPod
from the iNonsense dept
The arrival of the video iPod heralds a new frontier in parents' battle against their kids watching porn, apparently, because "children quickly can download adult content onto their iPods and then take it away from the home for easy viewing elsewhere". You mean like they've been able to do after they found Dad's stash of Playboys for years? Employers are also at risk, now, because people might bring porn to work with them. None of these are new problems, they're just on an iPod now, so it becomes a big deal. If somebody wanted to bring porn to work, they'd do it with or without an iPod. If a kid wants to watch porn, chances are they'll find a way with or without the iPod. Once again, the technology is separate from the behavior, and in any case, the iPod is weak target: there are plenty of other ways for kids to surreptitiously view porn that existed well before they could do it on the iPod. To lay the blame at the device's feet is a bit much.