+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
General Chat Thread, On Another IT Forum: "Kids are searching for sex online, get over it" in General; Link: Kids are searching for sex online, get over it - Search Engine Optimization News Story Admittedly this article was ...
  1. #1

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,717
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,268 Times in 866 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1124

    On Another IT Forum: "Kids are searching for sex online, get over it"

    Link: Kids are searching for sex online, get over it - Search Engine Optimization News Story

    Admittedly this article was not written from the education environment perspective but the inclusion of passages like that below is enough cause to cause concern:

    ...7 year olds were looking for p0rn...
    [spelling of last word adjusted to prevent false positives on ISP filtering]

    I do agree that finding p0rn sitting alongside Games, Club Penguin and YouTube is rather disconcerting in the 7 and under age group though and would suggest that this does not suggest kids are growing up earlier just that peer pressure and celebrity/media coverage of sex has meant that kids are more likely to get exposed to the word 'p0rn' at a much younger age.


    Kids’ Top 100 Searches of 2009

  2. #2

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,846
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    Not hugely shocked or surprised however horrible it sounds. Kids will always look for danger and the "wrong" - or of course they will always just be curious.

    And yeah, they are being exposed to the word "porn" early. Some places are teaching the basics of sex education at 4 years old. Perhaps it's the earlier education part of it that could be a contributing factor too.

    It's even more reason though for us folks to be more careful and for parents to be more vigilant. After all, the internet is the world at your fingertips - anything you could ever want to know. 20 years ago, a child of that age certainly wouldn't be walking into a library and looking for naked pictures. Technology is moving on and protection from certain subjects has to move with it.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th September 2009, 09:01 AM
  2. Replies: 40
    Last Post: 1st February 2009, 08:51 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24th November 2008, 11:02 AM
  4. New forum features: "Your Notifications" menu and vbulletin 3.7 beta 5
    By ZeroHour in forum General EduGeek News/Announcements
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19th February 2008, 01:06 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28th September 2006, 07:06 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •