Monday, January 21, 2008

On-line Generation?

In the context of our discussions about technology, and youth as technology users par excellence:

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men on the Internet? "Frontline" knows and, in an overblown sociology lesson, lets parents in on the potential predators, bullies and voyeurs keeping company with young Web surfers."

I came across this link to a show that PBS is running this week. It is about the dangers of being on-line in today's world. It seems to me that it is a little "overhyped"...we've heard it all before. ("Watch out parents, there are bad guys out there!") Even the promo video clip on the PBS site is pretty ominous.

I wonder when we will get beyond the blame and look at the benefits? (I guess every technology has had its detractors: those who think the apocalypse is nigh!)

For a more balanced post, click here.

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