Our obsession with online safety for children is excessive. It is driven by group-think and fear, generated by media and interested parties who often ignore any rigorous evidence-based approach to the issues, or even bother to explore a simple risk analysis.
Interesting post (Our Internet Safety Obsession Is Bad for Children | GeekDad | Wired.com). After reading this, check out danah boyd’s work (linked in the article) – great stuff! What do you think?