The Horrors Of Bikes (Or The Joy Of MySpace)
Scott Karp lined up beside the alarmist recently with his post about the site MySpace.
Along with calling it “DEEPLY DISTURBING” (caps his) he included a list of alarming headlines.
I have a 13 year old daughter.
Despite her being internet savvy MySpace is not high on my list of concerns.
Every day millions of kids get on bikes and ride around neighborhoods across the country without much parental supervision.
Now a lot of bad things can happen to a kid on a bike.
She can be hit by a car.
She can be abducted.
She can fall and break her arm.
She can just ride off as far as her feet can take her and decide never to come back home again.
Now because of all the horrible things which can happen to a kid on a bike a huge industry was created. They sell helmets, kneepads, tracking systems, and the like to make bikes safer or parents feel more secure.
Despite all this stuff most parents still just give their kids some rules and let them ride.
MySpace is just the modern bike.
Lots of horrible things can happen to a kid on the internet. And the industry will continue to grow based around protecting children from all that horrible stuff or making parents feel more secure.
But the truth of the matter is that most parents will just give there child some rules and let them ride.
And that’s o.k.
My arm healed.
Explore posts in the same categories: blog networks, new media, personal