Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wired Women vs. Vulnerable Online Space.
I haven't finished this article yet about "wired bodies in wireless classroom" but I am at the part where teachers, parents, students, principals, and such are discussing the vulnerability of internet for young woman. In my opinion it is very simple to guard children, in general, from the "dangers" of the internet. I understand that parents dont want their kids seeing porn or being able to access websites with vulgar games, words, or movies, but there are ways to stop that. It is very simple to set up a network so that certain websites are blocked. It is as simple as setting up keywords that, if found on that site, it will be blocked from any user of the network (including faculty and administrators.) It's simple to set up networks that can only access a handful of sites as well. To me if schools take a little time in trainings on how to set up networks properly or hire someone (IT, etc) who has experience this whole debate should not be an issue. Maybe I'm missing the point of the argument that is being made in the article though?
Posted by Tamara Niquette at 12:57 PM