Globalization – Even Playing Field

After watching the videos assigned this week, the idea of globalization is becoming more relevant to me and I can see (based on my own experiences) how it plays into daily life. Although many websites provide useful and informational information, one of my concerns is the spread of negative ideas throughout the internet. At the museum of tolerance in Los Angeles, there is an exhibit that details on social and racially destructive concepts that are spread through hate groups online. One website in particular was about the Klu Kux Klan and the modern genocide of African-American babies. The website is very graphic and disturbing, but it is necessary to view what people are thinking up these days [here is a link to the website: http://www.klannedparenthood.com/History_of_Abortion_Statistics/]. Giving children access to these websites is a very common concern. Schools have tried to use codes to block specific sites but with the constant change in technology, children are even more exposed to the dangers of the internet! Hopefully, students will learn how to sift through sites and maybe some sites will eventually be blocked from the eyes of young viewers!

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  1. I totally agree with you that there are some lousy sites out there with misleading information and even hateful content.
    And you are right that blocking is not a great way to go since there are ways around filters and new sites are popping up all the time. With that in mind, I think we need to teach students how to handle it when they do come to these types of sites rather than trying to prevent them from seeing it.

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