Saturday, 17 February 2007

1 in 4 teenagers honest?

According this news article published on, "figures show one in four teenagers with access to the net view porn at least once a month."

So, does this mean that only 1 in 4 teenagers are honest?


The same news article went on to quote another study which stated that "six in 10 children in the UK were regularly being exposed to porn, mostly as a result of viewing explicit websites accidentally."

This is, of course, complete rubbish. It is, in fact, quite difficult to get exposed to pornographic imagery using standard web search tools. Unless you click the little "Yes, I am over eighteen and I wanted to view potentially adult material" button. Which is not accidental.

The phrase "regularly exposed to porn" also raises an eyebrow. While unlikely, I'll accept that it may be possible to get a titillating eyeful by accident. But you cannot have a regular accident. Perhaps the Britney Spears remix has become a mantra for teenagers participating in such surveys: "Oops!... I Did It Again."

Wisdom from above

How far-reaching is the wisdom recorded in the Bible? It never ceases to amaze me just how perfect the counsel contained therein is.

Jehovah God could almost have had this thought written with Google and Yahoo et al in mind.

Amos 5:14
Search for what is good, and not what is bad.

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