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The ethics of sexting — 2 Comments

  1. Hmm. This is one isn’t it.
    You have to wonder if we are tackling the issue in the correct way at all. Why are we targetting the kids, and expecting them to ‘do the responsible thing’ when all reasonable examination of the social inputs they get are entirely based on image of one sort or another, usually the other.
    Wouldn’t it be better if the adults formed a theory that was both realistic and relevant when dealing with their own commerce before expecting 12 years olds to form a concept of what’s going on.
    But in the recent situations that was reported we have a compounding of manipulation that smacked of the days of the KGB targetting Gay diplomats, something they could only do if the original actions weren’t seen by society as being wrong, or at least perceived by the kid as being so. All-in-all, a bit of clarity for the kids might go a long way on this, a bit that recognises human realities.

  2. A decade ago, David McWilliams complained that the consumer culture was creating a nation of “kidults,” people who, even in middle age, refused to accept that rights came with responsibilities.

    I become annoyed at those who complain about the teens and twenties, as if the middle aged had not created the society that had shaped them.

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