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Jonathan Davis

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Define Double Speak

"Doublespeak is language deliberately constructed to disguise or distort its actual meaning, often resulting in a "communication bypass". Such language is associated with governmental, military, and corporate institutions. Doublespeak may be in the form of bald euphemisms ("downsizing" for "firing of many employees") or deliberately ambiguous phrases ("wet work" for "assassination"). " - Google

"A Roman Catholic high shool has ordered it's students to remove their online diaries (BLOGS) from the internet, citing a threat from cyber predators."

"Thompson said students aren't being silenced, but rather told they cannot post online writings about school or their personal lives."

What does a catholic high school boarding student have to talk about besides themselves and school?

What's more, why are they not teaching these students how to deal with online advances, what information is unsafe to give out, and how to keep themselves from becoming a victim? That is what these students need to know, not only for now, while they are in school, but also for the future. The same principles apply to dealing with spammers, phishing, and scammers all of which every online American deals with on a daily basis. Why not educate rather than regulate these students, and help them prepare for their own future.

Are they going to also ban instant messaging, chat rooms, message boards, and email? All of these have come under fire in the past for exposing minors to unwelcome advances.

Treo - 5:33


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