Naming baby in the age of Google
Besides the quest for novelty (which can go to truly bizarre lengths) there is now a new set of considerations in choosing a name for baby.
UK children now safer online?
There is more action on the sexualization of children front in the UK this week. But the latest move -- involving the four leading internet service providers and porn filters -- may not be as radical as it first seemed.
Pathological play - not just a Japanese disease
For an older generation of Japanese the defining occupational hazard was karoshi -- the salaryman’s death from overwork. For the post-1970 generation, however, it’s hikikomori -- severe social withdrawal, often linked with internet addiction and video games and marked by a strong aversion to work.
Cable TV losing porn profits
A good news, or slightly better news, headline in the Wall Street Journal -- “TV Porn Doesn’t Sell Like It Used To” -- turns out to have a sting in the tail.
The people’s choice?
A Minneapolis couple are supposedly deciding whether to give birth or abort their unborn child on the basis of an online poll. This is the sort of story you wish would turn out to be a sick and tasteless hoax.
Does Big Media really care about child abuse?
One would think, given the current red alert about clerical child
abusers, that the safety and innocence of children was pretty well
number one priority with the media. But is it?
Families gather around TV to do their own thing
Electronic media, once a force for togetherness as whole families
gathered around the radio or television, are now pulling families
apart, according to a report from the UK’s communication’s regulator,
Young people quiz their peers on YouTube use and abuse
A survey of teenage use of the popular video-sharing website YouTube
confirms that it is very easy for minors to give their age as 18 or
over when creating an account on the site, and therefore to access
objectionable material. Parents need to advise their children against
looking for R18 videos and YouTube needs to make its safety features
more prominent, a new report suggests.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com