Why age verification won't make MySpace or Second Life better

Posted on Sunday, May 20 2007 @ 04:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica gets into the age verification debate:
"Age verification" has been a hot topic as of late as a means for keeping children safe on the Internet. Here's how the argument works: if sites such as MySpace and virtual worlds like Second Life used age-verification methods, they could magically cut down on the number of children being exploited by sexual predators online. After all, if we could somehow figure out a way to keep kids and adults separate online, it would certainly take care of many of the concerns voiced by the parents of Internet-using children.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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