Byron, Children, contributed content, and the UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Interesting and thoughtful article at El Reg about some odd attitudes appearing around the government’s new Council for Child Internet Safety.

I need to read up around all this, and actually read the Byron review. Thus far I’ve only dipped into the deluge, but I’ve an unexpected observation already: everything I’ve seen makes the assumption that children are consumers first, with their value as contributors a distant second if it’s considered at all.

This worries me even more than nonsense about premoderating content.

See also: Tim Davies. I’d point you to the UKCCIS website too, but as far as Google can tell, there isn’t one. Read into that what you will.

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