I don't believe Aaron Swartz ever wanted to become a martyr. He just wanted to live within a world that he believed he could fix, a world that was technically malleable and hackable, where he could be active and ingenious, even if that reform effort might involve a few false steps.
It's scary out there, but being afraid isn't helping any of us. So, here are a few key points to consider and some practical suggestions for parents of young teens.
The Internet has provided a dojo in which to train, make mistakes, learn and become an effective communicator. So let kids share, make embarrassing mistakes, and misspell words until the cows come home.
What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.
The Internet offers an array of opportunities to connect. It is, effectively, one of the most critical infrastructures of our day. And yet, we still find it appropriate to create artificial barriers to its use. The benefits of the Internet are so profound that we ought not create limitations for its effective and productive use.
My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.
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