Another Excuse For Control Torpedoed [9:04 am]
Well, on the other hand, the arguments are rarely grounded on actual consideration of such things. I am confident that “Think of the children” will continue to be a part of the landscape of this political discussion for a long time: Report Finds Online Threats to Children Overblown (pdf)
The Internet may not be such a dangerous place for children after all.
A task force created by 49 state attorneys general to look into the problem of sexual solicitation of children online has concluded that there really is not a significant problem.
The findings ran counter to popular perceptions of online dangers as reinforced by depictions in the news media like NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” series. One attorney general was quick to criticize the group’s report.