A few months ago, if you took a peek into any tech news channel and you’d find plenty of news about the OLPC foundation and the laptop design for kids and about how children in seventh-world countries were going to gain wisdom through education by using those laptops.
Wise they have become. They did get educated, had their classes of sex education, got an idea of what grown-ups do in bed. Which isn’t really bad and was as planned, per se, but sex education via porn was how most ‘smart’ kids learnt it. This wasn’t what OLPC (One Laptop per child) foundation foresaw, that’s something which they liked, and had to plan and do something about it.
The news came via the Nigerain News Agency. Formally, they said the laptops that some kids in that country received were being used to surf porn sites, well kids will be kids, guess OLPC forgot ‘curiosity kills the cat’.. in this day and age, of course. These are no normal kids, they are the ‘Neo-kids’. So, anyway, reporters from the Agency visited classrooms where the XP operating system fitted laptops were being used. They noticed more flesh on the screens than should have been there. One of the scribes borrowed a laptop to browse through the system and was shocked to see tons of sexually-explicit images and videos stored in it.
By now they should have worked on a solution to tackle this issue, the best being implementing porn filtering software, so the children won’t be able to access What ‘Big Boys’ Want, involuntarily or otherwise. But I can bet these little perverts will always end up figuring a way to bypass the filters. Because kids will be kids … ‘Neo-kids’, I’d say.
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