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    orlbucfan, SilentBrook

    ... on the subject:

    Malcolm Parks, an Internet researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle, says that most teens use the computer to send e-mail or instant messages, visit chat rooms or fan Web sites, do homework or download songs.

    For the most part, he says, "I worry more about poor quality of information online, and students' lack of skills for evaluating information, than I worry about frequently discussed evils like pornography."

    "The Secret Life of Teens," by John Leland, Devin Gordon, Anne Underwood, Tara Weingarten, and Ana  Figueroa. Newsweek, 05/10/99, Vol. 133, Issue 19.

    Going by the amount of crap I still get in my e-mail, it's not just the students.

    How sad so little has changed in the last fourteen years to contradict his statement.

    "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

    by JBL55 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 07:51:02 AM PDT

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