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Re: scripts to download porn in Debian?

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 03:38 +0100, Uwe A. P. Wuerdinger wrote:
> Ron Johnson schrieb:
> > On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 12:34 +0200, Kalle Kivimaa wrote:
> [-snip-]
> > And yes, I've already thought of that.  However, I'd rather some
> > things (URLs, in this case) not be dropped my children's laps,
> > even though they could be blocked further upstream.
> > 
> > When they start to get curious about such things, let 'em learn 
> > about porn the old fashioned way... ;)
> Looks like an other round of underestimating children and censorship is 
> coming up.

Parents are *supposed* to censor what their children see.

They are also supposed to educate their children.

The balance between censorship and education is different at
every age and for each child.  And, for a given child at a given
age, the censorship/education balance is different for each kind
of topic.

> 1. Kids are smarter than most of us think.
> When they are not interested in (say porn) they'll ignore it and or 
> complain about it.
> 2. If they are interested they outsmart most parents anyway[1].
> [1] Whena 13 year old starts to ask smart questions about how that
> web censor stuff in china works one should think twice about explaining
> it or et least get a foot in the door for a share of the money he'll 
> make by selling his classmates anonymizing service.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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