More nannystatism


Now they’re going after Facebook. There are proposals to make it an 18+ site.

At least someone, Susan McClean, is talking sense.

But Susan McLean, who was Victoria Police’s first cyber safety officer and is now an online safety consultant, said the proposal was “ill informed and it shows a total lack of understanding of what the internet is”.

“It’s not Facebook’s fault that there are problems on Facebook. You can’t legislate against stupidity or poor parenting or anything like that,” said McLean.

“It would be nice but it can’t be done and it breaks down any level of trust that you should be trying to develop with your kids.”

  1. Rather than just banning people below a certain age, perhaps the Government could just ask Facebook to make accounts obtainable only after taking certain tests. Imagine having to pass a grammatical test before being able to send messages to the world.
    Imagine, similarly, if enrolling to vote (whether above or below 18) required passing a multiple-choice test on understanding logical arguments.

  2. Hi,
    I’m getting sick of this government putting it’s nose anywhere and everywhere, they need to butt out of people lives. It just seems to get worse daily. I think they are just coming up with anything to distract people from all the problems that Labor have got, like utter incompetence.

    • J.M. Heinrichs
    • July 25th, 2011

    Someone would have to sign all his stuff over to Lady Bing?


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