The “blogs are bad for kiddies” virus continues its march across the heartland of middle America with a new outbreak being reported in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Spreading the virus is Charlie Reisinger, director of technology for the Penn Manor School District, who is telling parents that blogs are “possibly most dangerous pages on the Web.”
Not content at just quoting local school officials, local channel WGAL8 gets in on the act, with the un-named reporter stating “Blogs are easy for those comfortable with computers and technology to create. There are several Web sites that offer step-by-step instructions to set them up and then host them with no cost. The problem is that just about anyone can access the blog. Sexual predators and cyber bullies often gather the information and use it for their own purposes.”
As is not unusual with outbreaks of the virus, no mention was made of drugs, pornography, violence or any of the other issues that apparently pale into insignificance compared to the dangers of blogs and blogging.