December 2, 2008

ARTICLES: The mobile internet -,children's use of the internet on handheld devices

The mobile internet - children's use of the internet on handheld devices

Design will always be subverted. That is the way that humanity and its technologies progress, if we are to accept this particularly dialectical theory.

When we consider the mobile phone, the phenomenon of "happy slapping" is a direct result of the incorporation of a digital camera into telephones. The technology is not at fault although making it available to at best unaware and at worst nasty individuals may well be somebody's fault, the parents' perhaps. The dilemma of the availability of technology is a part of a long standing debate which opposes freedom and accountability.

We have argued before that to enjoy the freedom afforded by technology we need to be informed and held responsible for our actions.

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