Oh my God, did I just post a photo of my child on Facebook???

Facebook Will…Wait. What?

. The Evening Standard announced that Facebook will “automatically warn parents if they share pictures of their children with the public by accident.” Thank goodness! Imagine if the public saw a photo of my child at the park! All bets are off! Here’s how Jay Parikh, Facebook’s vice president of Engineering, explained the new feature: “If […]

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Perhaps these officers have just been summoned to the site of a non-crime: A man, in public!

A Guy Near a School — and Nine Policemen

. While I can’t be sure that these incidents of overkill are increasing, what I am certain IS happening is the demonization of men in the vicinity of children. It also seems to me that we must have a surfeit of police, at least in some neighborhoods, or why would this non-incident warrant NINE cops’ […]

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Maybe safety is TOO MUCH everybody's business.

The Idea of “Safe Spaces” on Campus

. This piece was written by a University of Pennsylvania junior, Alec Ward, back in April, long before campus speech became such a major national story. He found himself puzzling over the same thing I was pondering the other day: If students are unhappy, uncomfortable, or offended, isn’t that a very different thing from feeling […]

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Maybe the problem with calling sexting "child porn" is that we refuse to distinguish between 4 year olds and 14 year olds.

UPDATE: Teen Sexters are Not Child Pornographers

. UPDATE: Here is an email address to write to the US Sentencing Commission: public_comment@ussc.gov. . You’ve probably heard of this incident by now: 100 or possibly even more teens and pre-teens busted for sexting in Colorado. This is hardly an isolated incident. Teens. Phones. Cameras. As if we couldn’t all guess what would happen. The only […]

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