Monday, October 01, 2007

Internet privacy

Earlier this year Oxford students had images on their facebook pages used as evidence to discipline them.

Now we see the consequences of not guarding your privacy on the sports pages where rising tennis stars are suspended for unprofessional behaviour and lack of discipline as a result of the photographic evidence on their Beebo sites. It could be said that this was the lesser of many evils that could have befallen them because of their lack of understanding or carelessness.
We need to prepare children for what it means to use the internet so that they can take part with responsibility and care for themselves. Every one in society needs to take their part, not just schools and parents. Locking down internet access in schools to protect children is short sighted. It could be said that

Ewen writes eloquently about this in
his blog

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