an extract from my latest column at goldcoast.com.au:
This is the age when kids are ‘digital natives’ — born and raised with a smartphone, a terminal and a wifi connection connected to them like extra limbs.
If you, as parents, are not prepared to learn and keep up with the technology your kids are using, if you are not prepared to monitor and police what your kids are doing online … then what the hell are you doing having kids?
The left wants freedom of expression and freedom from censorship. The right wants less government involvement in our lives and less government spending.
The solution is to give the power and the responsibility back to parents to look after their children.
The enforcement should lie in pursuing the criminals who peddle their wares on line and in punishing the parents who neglect — and I use that word deliberately — their childen’s online welfare.
It doesn’t lie in punishing all internet users with enforced filters that don’t work.
you can read the whole thing here. please do.