Why Spend Education Dollars Exposing Students to Porn?

Exposing students to porn could be avoided by not wasting money on electronic toys that pretend to be “educational.”

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No, I’m not just talking about the sex education propaganda or the “gay straight alliance” brainwashing clubs that colonize so-called “red states” in the public school system. I am talking about unguarded internet toys being given to young students.

For example, here is a story from the Seaside Courier about a community in Southern California near San Diego: “Board hears from EUSD parents angry about iPad situation.”

As expected, Tuesday night’s meeting of the Encinitas Union School District board of trustees attracted a throng of parents worried, and angry, over school-issued iPads purportedly being used by students to download pornography and other inappropriate material.

Five parents spoke about the need to regulate what kids can access not just on campus, but also if they take the iPads home.

One dad said his 7-year-old son had been exposed to porn on a school iPad that had been downloaded at home and then brought to school by a classmate.

A mother spoke about the mental and emotional distress of seeing porn on school iPads and that the district response hasn’t been enough.

Another dad, an IT specialist for a large technology firm, said filtering content off-campus was not difficult and that he had put a filter on his own child’s school iPad—only to have the teacher wipe it clean the next day.

What is missing from this account is any description of what the students were actually viewing. (The Daily Caller version of the story is worse, being accompanied by an image of a girl in her underwear). If these children got hold of real porn, then they were exposed to all sorts of perversions, involving acrobatic sex in which women dramatize enjoying sexual aggressions that would be painful in real life. It is not just inappropriate, but is seriously deceptive and dangerous for young men to be raised on such fictional dramas.

And there is no reason to believe that anything less than such hardcore videos were being watched. They are easily available for free on the internet. This is seriously warping stuff.

Remember, Steve Jobs didn’t want his children playing with iPads and neither do many Silicon Valley tech workers. These electronic toys are being sold to school districts by people who don’t want their own children having access to them.

If we want people addicted to porn and other forms of mind-stultifying “entertainment” let’s all make sure that students have access to electronic opium from a young age. It will certainly help train them to be spenders and consumers rather than savers and independent thinkers—which our modern economists treat as the source of prosperity.

But if we want intelligent students who don’t have “issues” that prevent them from starting families when they are adults, I suggest more books made from dead trees.