‘Using such networks could help parents educate their children about online risks – and do something to bridge the digital generation gap, Prof Byron believes.’
“There are opportunities and benefits with the Internet and there is digital hatred. For parents who have not grown up with technology (I am 58, they should stop doing ‘other things’ and switch on; not very difficult, for their children’s sake), it can be very difficult.”
We have used Club Penguin for years and my children have learnt about password security, been put on an instant ban for so many hours; mostly they are very distraught about this happening, often because they have told someone else their password and that their Penguin may have been abusive for overstepping the rules – a most efficient service and a great fun learning process for younger kids. Parents – Guardians can monitor, can change passwords, and generally get into discussions about some more advanced social networking safety for a later date. To deny the ‘bright new world of Internet Communication’ to any child would be a drastic measure, and I would of thought socially quite irresponsible!
What could be the ‘hang up’?
“Children, I’ll argue, have a human right not to have their minds crippled by exposure to other people’s bad ideas—no matter who these other people are. Parents, correspondingly, have no god-given licence to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children’s knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.
Gordon Brown has played down claims that public money was given to two schools which, the Tories say, have links to Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Running hard for a ‘cover up’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8379070.stm It’s how you look that’s the importance http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8387110.stm One of the protesters against Baroness Warsi, Sayful Islam, told the BBC they were “against everything she stands for”. He said: “She is not a practising Muslim. Clearly by looking at her she does not represent Muslims.” Ref, Ghetto Britain, Aflustan – Schools of ‘home grown’ bigotry, hatred, and terror. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100019947/why-is-my-council-tax-funding-a-school-linked-to-islamists/
British Documentary Alleges Pope Linked To “Child Abuse Cover-Up”
A British documentary claimed that Pope Benedict XVI was implicated in the systematic cover-up of child sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests.
Before becoming head of the church, the then cardinal Joseph Ratzinger enforced church doctrinal orthodoxy, including a “secret Vatican decree which seemed to shelter the perpetrators and silence the victims of abuse”, the Panorama programme said.10/02/06 – Panorama – Runtime 42 Minutes
Cardinal Sean Brady has said he would support calls for a Northern Ireland inquiry into clerical sex abuse. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8397206.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasmagoria “I am only satisfied if my spectators, shivering and shuddering, raise their hands or cover their eyes out of fear of ghosts and devilsdashing towards them.”
Phantasmagorically Speaking! What does ‘sorry’ (humility) mean to the Roman Catholic Church, or for all those in some sort of religious (or ideological) Revelation; humility undoubtedly is the furthest thought from ones mind, therefore ‘sorry’ in this context would mean, a sorry for finding all this out! (Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”) “The total lack of proportion in the whole exercise gives it a weird atmosphere of unreality, as though one had strayed into a science fiction narrative and landed on a planet, in which only fear and greed were institutionalised at a global level. A planet inhabited and ruled by anthropoids with only fossilized and vestigial intelligence and a hideous preoccupation with death”. ‘The Home of Man’ Barbara Ward.
“It is unthinkable in the twentieth century (21st!) to fail to distinguish what constitutes an abominable atrocity that must be and what constitutes that past, which ought not to be stirred up! (http://www.stophateuk.org/ some – Faith or Church Schools are reluctant to teach that homophobia, so on… is wrong i.e., the ‘sanctuary’ for haters)
We have to condemn publicly, the very idea that some people have the right to suppress others. In keeping silent about evil, in burying so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it and it will rise up again a thousand fold in the future.
When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby, ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations. It is for this reason and not because of the weakness of indoctrinational work that they are growing up indifferent.
Young people (people in power) are acquiring the conviction that foul deeds are never punished on earth and that they always bring prosperity.
It is going to be uncomfortable, horrible, to live in such a country!” An extract from, ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn. Nobel Prize in Literature 1970.
BBC The Report http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nyz7j
Simon Cox looks into statistics which indicate a rise in hate crime and asks what they tell us about the world we live in. Are we a more hateful society or have community relations improved? And can branding perpetrators ‘haters’ entrench prejudice? Simon travels to Liverpool, where homophobic hate crime appears to be increasing, and Leicester, where Fiona Pilkington and her daughter were victims of hate crime which went unacknowledged. New figures suggest Britain is at the top of a league table for reported hate crimes with 46,300 logged in 2008. But is the UK really the hate capital of the world?
A study funded by the Church of England (phantasmagorically speaking?) found faith schools were rated higher than others by Ofsted inspectors on what is called “community cohesion”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8381090.stm >60% don’t want Faith or Church Schools & 87% think that religion does more harm than good. Can they be trusted to self-monitor? Ans, “a ‘resounding’ no” – common sense + history! One third of all state funded schools in the UK are faith – church based, and in some areas you can’t find one that isn’t, which is appallingly horrible, with no choice (the majority culture of UK is scientific and rational) for a majority wishing for a non-religious i.e., secular = not religious, sacred, or spiritual – State Funded Education GB – UK. A great part of society has only one function, and that is to befog some of the most important issues, making everything so complicated that the average person cannot understand what is being said, when in reality, everything is so simple, everyone should be able to understand what is being said. Dr Erich Fromm ‘The Fear of Freedom’.
In a report this week the London School of Economicswill say that faith schools create a “more socially fragmented system”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/fivelivebreakfast/2009/04/do_you_believe_in_faith_school.html
Seriously, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/02/religion.catholicism Speaking to the Guardian, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor hit out at representatives of an “aggressive secularism”. Church Schools or Faith Schools UK, GB, ‘Compulsory Worship Law’. School Assembly or Religious Education Class (RE Class) – ‘Aggressive Atheism’ (phantasmagorically speaking, termed – phantasmagoria – a phatasmagorian) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjO4duhMRZk&feature=player_embedded “I am only satisfied if my spectators, shivering and shuddering, raise their hands or cover their eyes out of fear of ghosts and devils dashing towards them.”
“Teach evolution and The Incredible Human Journey instead of RE Great, but in my daughters’ SCIENCE school not even taught it in science!” http://www.humanism.org.uk/billboards/promote
A period of ‘reflection’ for a Jewish State Funded School http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8415678.stm Faith Schools, Church Schools UK.