Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
All these people who say a social network is 'safe' for students because it is populated by other students obviously didn't go to school where I went to school. When I went to school the biggest source of dangers of all sorts was my fellow students - what I wanted was to be isolated from the students and in contact with the adults, who would at least behave themselves. I really think a lot of this 'internet safety' stuff is exactly backwards. They may even actually increase the likelihood of harm being caused. Kids are in more danger from their home and school environment than from anything the internet can throw at them - and should be able to use the internet to get support and protection. But these channels are blocked...


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