Children and TechnologyI want to make sure that everyone who read my previous post about the University of New Hampshire study also reads this New York Times column by tech writer David Pogue. Pogue is just about always in the right place on tech issues, and this column is no different.

I love the comparison Pogue makes between the mom who grew so hysterical that she practically threw her child’s PC out the window when a pornographic picture appeared on the screen, and Pogue’s own unexcited reaction when a doctored picture (of the main characters of The Incredibles naked) appeared before his seven-year-old son.

And I’ve talked to plenty of other parents who are equally blase, not because they feel that kids looking at porn pictures is okay, but because they know that parental hysteria can actually do more damage to a child than a moment of seeing any onscreen photo could cause.