Parenting and the Internet: the smarter, missing third way


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/08/05/parenting-and-the-internet-th.html


#2

The only thing I would add to the conversation is that children do not always want to have something to do with their parents…and that’s OK.


#3

The abstinence metaphor is so apt. Hasn’t worked out so well stopping teen sexuality, why would we expect better results stopping curiousity? It might actually be the stronger drive.


#4

What a great suggestion. There’s so much fantastic children’s material online, such as ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C_HReR_McQ – heheh, I can only imagine how this would warp their minds…


#5

As the Simpsons taught us, if you’re not exposed to this stuff, how will you ever become desensitised to it?


#6

Sounds kinda Brady Bunch-y.


#7

This excerpt seems to have it completely backwards; i.e. David Cameron et al. are promising network engineers to organs who do like underfunded Chinese political diversity, China is earning equity from exports in kind of age-agnostic edutainment, and UK networks state shadow deprecation divisions are making musical ah…fiberglass enemas. Well, maybe those were on the campaign trail rather than as-built. It gels nicely on the Guardian site.


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