Naming baby in the age of Google
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 28 2011 | comment  
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?
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 12 2011 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 23 2011 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 9 2011 | comment  
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?
Mariette Ulrich | Nov 22 2010 | comment  
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?
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 30 2010 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 6 2009 | comment  
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, Ofcom.

Young people quiz their peers on YouTube use and abuse
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 26 2009 | comment  
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.
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