On Thu, 1 Jun 2023, Spencer Graves wrote:
How could we organize a maximalist campaign
suggests with a reasonable chance of winning? And how can we combine
that with a contingency plan that has a high likelihood of allowing us
to disengage with minimal losses if it becomes clear that most likely
alternatives involve much larger losses?
Here is what I propose:
We rephrase the matter at hand demonstrating some important aspects to
for example (the list is not exhaustive):
- that children are autonomous subjects, not just objects to the
- more often than not it is children that are in control of the
at home, for example helping parents to set up their smartphones
- very important but hard to raise is the issue of discoverability: it
is not true
that we only deal with websites and "content", all of it looks like
a shopping mall where people walk by, but there are many ways
to carry out conversations ("transmit data") in the today's
To make it very short, we have to distinguish between the pushed and
pulled information. More often than not this will require limiting
of "push" channels such us spam and advertisements. (Simplifying
here a lot).
- jumping from something very general, to something very specific,
I wonder how Among Us fared after introduction of pre-defined
"quick chat" in the app for kids under 13 in February 2021.
From my personal observation (would love to find real data for that),
this killed the app in that demographic immediately. I use this example
to show that maybe we can have potential support not only among the
like, for example, independent and SME game developers.
What we could do is to organize a series of events where kids/teens
(invited to Brussels
from all over the Europe, for example as a result of an on-line competition
organized by us) actually demonstrate how their online life looks like,
are the dangers and what are the precautions they take (or not).
Also, how they avoid all those filtering and content control measures.
I find it fascinating how even young kids take measures to protect their
on-line, for example.
(Some of you might have heard from me that I have attended a similar
organized by the European Commission many many years ago, bringing teens
from a Polish high school to Brussels. It was amazing to see how the
well prepared young people literally smashed the efforts of the firewall
ready to offer products for parental control, everywhere).
YES!!! Thanks. sg
> I think we do not have to look far to find such people; we have probably
> the best ones in our community already.
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