its been out there for a long time.or at least since the net started booming.
Porn and death sites started popping up as fast as the net. I can remember back in the 9800 or was that 9600 days, there was paid boards for that, Those types of sites appeal to the lowest common element within everyone. Thats why they are still there,
the great thing about the net is to have the infromation you want right at your fingertips, but for that freedom, you have to pay the price of dealing with the other stuff. I dont want to see type of control over the net, do you really want someone coming along and picking what you can see? We have a office in china, and i used to get people calling me telling me they are unable to open The BBC, the reason was for a time china blocked the BBC from its people. DO you want to deal with that? I dont want to deal with someone else picking what i am allowed to view, be it the internet, a book, a tv, or a cartoon.
But the free for all days of the net will soon be coming to a end. I owuld not be shocked at all, if soon you will have to pay to view websites that are not part of your ISP, lawmakers keep toying with the idea of a tax to send email.
yahoo and google have to keeps records for the goverments. Some places all search and activiy are always kept a eye on by the goverment
Its always a bad idea to want other to protect you, you need to be the one that makes the choice of what and what not to see. That also means watching as much as you can what your kids do.Dont hide the computer in there room. Put it right out in the middle of the floor. so that you can see what they are doing.Sure i know it does not look nice,but you need to see who your kids are talking to, and what they are looking at.
As to why he did something like that. Cause he wanted the attention of knowing people where see it.
also to the course in critical thinking,that is are job to teach the kids. school have never been there to teach people to think. Just to throw up the subject matter, not to really understand it. Which is fine, they need to learn the basic stuff first. But dont expect them to teach your kids how to think.