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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:43 am    Post subject: Warning about advanced technology as presents to children Reply with quote

I believe this is a very good article and a very good warning.

The following article was created by Rick Schatz, president and CEO of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families; Dr. Jerry R. Kirk, founder and chairman of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families and RAAP cochair; and Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore and RAAP cochair.

The Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP) and the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families (NCPCF) have been fighting the advancement of our sexualized culture since the early 1980s when they were formed through the strong leadership of the National Association of Evangelicals and leaders of our church. During these years we have seen the horrendous destruction of lives as explicit sexual content has become increasingly available through a variety of technologies.

We are writing because we know you care deeply about the well-being of your children.

Teens continue to be highly active sexually. One of every three girls has had sex by age 16, two out of three by age 18; two of three boys have had sex by age 18. With grave consequences, our culture today continually communicates that sexual involvement before marriage is to be expected.

Today, the U.S. has the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the industrialized world, with our teenage children paying the highest price. Teenage pregnancy continues to run rampant with 34% of young women becoming pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20 —about 820,000 a year! We dare not take this lightly.

But today, we stand on the brink of the greatest threat yet to our children. While seemingly innocent, it could spell disaster for our children and grandchildren.

As we are all aware, Hurricane Katrina recently hit the Gulf states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia with catastrophic and deadly force. All the elements necessary came together to form what some call a “perfect storm.” The effects of this storm will continue to dramatically impact this part of the country and our economy for many months, if not years, to come.

Sadly, there were many warning signs that preceded Hurricane Katrina’s landfall—warnings that far too few people heeded. As a result, Katrina created added damage on a cataclysmic scale.

In much the same way, another storm is brewing in our culture today and we ignore the warning signs to our own peril.

We must be careful to heed the warnings of this storm, to exercise the wisdom of knowing and understanding all that is at stake. And we must act now to “reinforce the levee.” Otherwise, the moral, social, and spiritual damage that will be inflicted upon the lives of our children and families will be immeasurable.

This “perfect storm” about to hit our culture is current advanced technology that facilitates the distribution of digital video content via wireless handheld devices.

• All the pornography on the Internet will be available within months to all Americans including children and teens through these wireless handheld devices such as video cell phones, iPods, and PDAs.

• There are no filtering or monitoring devices now available. This means children and teens can access pornographic material with total anonymity without parents or grandparents having any knowledge of it. And we know from research and vast experience that this material is seductive and addictive.

The technology itself is not dangerous. In fact, we embrace this new technology. The danger lies in the fact that there are no safeguards or regulations in place to protect children and teens from being exposed to unwanted, explicit pornographic content that is downloadable through these wireless handheld devices. And unwanted pornography often leads to wanted pornography.

In Korea and Europe, wireless video and television streaming technology is already in place. And triple-X, pornographic content is the only content that is presently generating profits for these companies. The same technology is coming to America and will deliver the sexualized messages of the culture, impacting our children and youth in very destructive ways.

Reports suggest that Korea will be flooding the U.S. market with high-tech video phones over the next 18 to 24 months, and U.S. cellular companies are already building the infrastructure to accommodate this new technology.

You are now making decisions about Christmas gifts for children and grandchildren. Many of you are planning to give video cell phones, PDAs, and iPods. We want you to know in the weeks before Christmas of the dangers you might unknowingly be opening to your children and grandchildren by purchasing these wireless devices before appropriate protection can be developed.

K.A. Moore, A.K. Driscoll, and L.D. Lindberg. 1998. A Statistical Portrait of Adolescent Sex, Contraception, and Childbearing. Washington, DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 1997. Whatever Happened to Childhood? The Problem of Teen Pregnancy in the United States. Washington, DC: Author.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Advanced technology for children Reply with quote

I think that children should spend more time studying math than computers. A computer is just a device to make work easier for us. But still it’s just a invention of human's great minds. While mathematics is the basis of logic and thus gives a very good base for decision making. It’s really having a negative influence; all children these days are concerned about are ipods and music, and going online, myspace, facebook etc. As said by Coursework Writers, numbers of parents hope the technology would just stop.
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