Where Children Sleep

This [via Kottke & Lens] looks beautiful and depressing in the way that only photos seem to manage.


The caption for these photos reads:

“A 4-year-old from Romania who, with his family, sleeps on a mattress on the outskirts of Rome.”

Paedophobia

The IPPR has published a report a while ago which looks good.

“The problem with ‘kids these days’ is the way adults are treating them. Britain is in danger of becoming a nation fearful of its young people: a nation of paedophobics.

BBC News – When do children become criminally responsible?

Following a series of high-profile cases involving young defendents, the question of the age of criminal responsibility in the UK has been raised.<br />
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Some child experts argue that children who commit offences needed to be treated differently from adult criminals.<br

Le jeu | www.2025exmachina.net

Le programme de Serious Game 2025 ex machina est une production Tralalere r?alis?e avec le soutien de la Commission europ?enne et la participation du CNC, dans le cadre du programme Internet Sans Crainte / Safer Internet Program.

Source: here

CyberMentors

CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.

If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help.

Why playing in the virtual world has an awful lot to teach children

The DKP system is an entirely self-enforcing mechanism; yet its effectiveness among gamers who adopt it runs at close to 100%. This is because it works; because it is transparent and meticulously fair; and because it has been laboriously calibrated over time to prevent collusive bidding or other kinds of cheating.

Aliases, creeping, and wall cleaning: Understanding privacy in the age of Facebook

Based on a year long ethnographic study in Toronto, Canada, this paper looks at how – contrary to many mainstream accounts – younger users do indeed care about protecting and controlling their personal information. However, their concerns revolve around what I call social privacy, rather than the more conventional institutional privacy.