January 26th, 2005


Oh. My. God.

I just cannot believe the sheer stupidity that is rife amongst people who claim to know better.

This BBC news story

A forensic psychologist spoke about the dangers of online journals, or blogs, and pictures posted directly online.

Rachel O'Connell said adults could use weblogs to learn about children.

She said: "This is just a paedophile's dream because you have children uploading pictures, giving out details of their everyday life because it's an online journal."

She described a scenario where a group of paedophiles could exchange information on a child's movement, potentially leading to an abduction.

For Fuck's Sake! How many actual children are actually kidnapped by actual paedophiles in a year? And how many will get something good from being able to share their lives with others and find likeminded children? I'd have _killed_ as a kid to be able to not feel alone from the ages of 11 to 18. The internet would have added unimaginably to my life and LJ would have made it so much more worthwhile.

But apparently there may be paedohpiles out there so we should lock up our children.

Maybe we should make them wear Burkhas so that they don't inflame the lusts of any passing paedophile.

I just feel speechless with rage.