Friday, October 28, 2005

NJ School Bans Blogging

The principal of a New Jersey catholic high school has informed students that they must cease their on-line activities like blogs, myspace, and the like. Even at home. But it's all done for their protection, of course.


At 10:33 PM, Blogger Garry said...

Has blogging become a symbol of rebellion in the 00s, just as rock and roll was in the 50s? Or skateboarding in the 80s? Or shooting heroin in the 90s? I predict a wildly successful movie to come out of this whole thing. Also, those Texas cheerleaders will be allowed to perform sexually suggestive routines.

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Scott McC said...

The issue, from the school's perspective is that the kids are advertising themselves as potential prey for pedophiles and the like. Which is of course, also a good argument for locking children in basements until they are 18. This is along the same lines of many schools in the UK who have banned parents from photographing or videotaping Xmas concerts in fear they might "fall into the wrong hands".

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Garry said...

I'm not sure what is "too far" now that we seem to have gone way past that line; I understand the need to protect our children, but teenagers have repeatedly shown that they will find new and interesting ways to piss off their parents. Remember rainbow parties? Or those sex bracelet-thingies? That should be more of a cause for concern than blogs. Incidentally, does anyone remember Pump Up The Volume?


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