Stephen Downes

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The question is, "Are we going to take a 'zero risk' approach to using technology and the tools of the Web?" This question is particularly relevant given the statistics, which show a general decline in child abuse (and in view of the other statistic, showing that a parent is responsible for more than three quarters of the cases). From where I sit, the great foofraw over online abuse serves only to mask the disinterest shown by those same legislators in the more mundane variety. And I think the best message we can send to children is this: "We need to be prudent, reasonable; but we won't live in fear and we won't act from fear." Via Dean Shareski.

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