Archive for September, 2009

Trapped girls call for help on Facebook – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I find this article entertaining and distressing at the same time, as it typifies the struggle between technology and culture beautifully.  Two girls, aged 10 and 12, get into trouble, real trouble.  No matter!  In their hot little hands they have their trusty mobile phones.  So how do they use them? 

For those of us born before the web, mobile devices, and other such technologies the answer is simple–dial 911.  But instead, these girls posted their plea for help on Facebook via their phones.  Is that really the lesson we want to be teaching our children?  Its worth pondering for sure…