"It's not about shutting things down"
Dr Tanya Byron has just said these words at the Media Literacy Summit. It's about having a responsibility for the child's welfare, in a few stages:
- knowing about the issues, about the technologies
- finding out how we can use these safely while not blocking the potential of these tools
- perhaps having a code of conduct to set out the minimum basic requirements
I wasn't sure about a code of conduct. Tanya puts it well: there isn't enough conduct in today's society, so there is a need for the code. I hope that the 'minimum' standards, though, are suitably aspirational.