Thursday, October 27, 2005

School orders students to remove blogs

Teaching responsible and ethical use of blogs and other online communication is an interesting issue. This article represents one popular reaction. Also mentioned in the article is, I think, a more widespread response - ignore it and it will go away.

Here is yet another position,
Kurt Opsahl of the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, which champions the rights of bloggers, said there had been several attempts by private institutions elsewhere to restrict or censor students' internet postings.

"But this is the first time we've heard of such an over-reaction," he said. "It would be better if they taught students what they should and shouldn't do online rather than take away the primary communication tool of their generation."
Are blogs 'the primary communication tool of [the younger] generation'? That is a big claim.

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