Just seen, through UKBlogs at andrew.ulimit.org is this inanity reported from BBC Scotland.
“Online journals and camera phones are a “paedophiles’ dream” which have increased the risk to children”
“Dr O’Connell is director of research at Central Lancashire University’s Cyberspace Research Unit. …. said there was “absolutely no internet safety information or guidance whatsoever” on most blogging sites as their whole point was about giving out personal information.
“It’s going to become a huge issue,” she said. ” She even points the finger at RSS and tries to blame THAT !
Pardon me Dr O’Connell, but was there a bet in your office this morning about getting into the news the fastest ? FFS, crawl back under your rock will you ?
“Labour committee convener Pauline McNeill said: “It takes it to a whole new dimension for us – I’m beginning to wonder if we’ve really begun to tackle the protection of children with the bill before us.” Guess who wants a better position there eh Tony ? So now even the ruling political party are starting to draw a line between a blog and sexually deviant behaviour ?? what you going to do ? Stop kids blogging ? Stop kids accessing the internet ? Stop blogs ??
Apparently, this O’Connell is “A forensic psychologist”. So she’s a psychologist and she works on the legal side of things with mentally impaired offenders. I have met many many psychologists, and NOT A SINGLE ONE can tell you why you do what you do when you do it. It’s ALL guesswork. Get enough together and you may possibly get a consensus (“Yup, he lifted that can and drank from it because he was thirsty”) but much more than that ?
It’s all smoke and mirrors.