Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Internet a Human Right – United Nation, Special Issues for Teens, The Power of Imagination



Special Issues for Teens

For most teens, playing video games is just another recreational activity they enjoy with friends. The concern is when video game playing becomes an addictive or isolating activity.

Media Resources Network (Media and Internet Education Resources) - Resources and support for everyone interested in media literacy and digital literacy for young people. here.

Do We Really Need to Protect Children From the Internet?

By focusing on the dangers of the Internet, we risk losing sight of its benefits. here

Tecca's guide to tech-savvy parenting

Being a parent in the digital age means knowing what technology your kids are using. here

The Power of  Imagination

Modern technology is changing the way our brains work, says neuroscientist... By Susan Greenfield here.


Computer gamers - Aids Research

When scientists struggle with a problem for over a decade, few of them think, “I know! I’ll ask computer gamers to help.” That, however, is exactly what Firas Khatib from the University of Washington did. The result: he and his legion of gaming co-authors have cracked a longstanding problem in AIDS research that scientists have puzzled over for years. It took them three weeks here.


The Star Wednesday October 12, 2011

Govt steps in as many parents do not know what their kids do online - More than half of Malaysian parents are in the dark over what their children are up to when they are surfing the internet. More here


The most effective current means of protecting children from content on the Internet harmful to minors include: aggressive efforts toward public education, consumer empowerment, increased resources for enforcement of existing laws, and greater use of existing technologies.


Witness after witness testified that protection of children online requires more education, more technologies, heightened public awareness of existing technologies and better enforcement of existing laws. Here

Is the Internet a Human Right?

"Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress, ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states," ..... report from Frank La Rue, a special rapporteur to the United Nations, here.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on internet censorship 



  1. hi katrina, just 2 days ago, before they let me open my email password, google asked me to fill up a question on my birth date. i did, did you?

    they are trying to screen internet viewers and allowing "internet access according to appropriate age groups only" and google complained, saying that they have been trying to organize this since a few years ago.

    Before, "water" is declared a human right, now "internet".. this means that anybody can PUBLISH or READ anything via internet... susaah la

  2. It's pretty normal for the internet to be a human right, after all internet exists due to all of us present here. So, as long as everybody has access, everything is good.