Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More (and hopefully the last) on bad uses of photography

I spent the Heads' Holiday/Presidents Day weekend on Cape Cod with my dad, and the big news in New England was the "sexting" that happened at a local middle school. Subsequent stories about other incidents in the New York Times and the Boston Globe have created the latest furor over "today's youth", but what's really different is the use of technology. It's not that boys and girls weren't curious about sex thirty (or three hundred) years ago, but now that moment of exploration can be spread around the school (and the world) in seconds. And the image may live in cyberspace forever (like when you apply for a job). Child-porn charges are pending against six Falmouth 12 year olds. Boys and girls together, it's a new world indeed!

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