Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Bloody Scientists

Susan Greenfield (aka Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield) is a member of the House of Lords. If you put in a search for her name, her presence is conspicuous in as much as it always seems to be connected with "children and how bad computers are for them".

Todays story in The Daily Mail is no exception "Social websites harm children's brains: Chilling warning to parents from top neuroscientist" She claims social networking sites shorten attention spans??? I don't about you but when I watch kids on bebo or facebook their concentration and attention is so focused, you can hardly get any dinner down them!

Stupid woman, social networking sites have helped many children who would not normally have made friends on the outside. They teach a child how to socialise on so many levels. Anyway, I personally think that many parents would rather see their kids on facebook than out in the street as part of a gang.

A quick scan of Amazon... and wouldn't you know it. She has a book thats just been published early.

Got you sussed, now bugger off!

2 comments:

  1. I was going to say at one time I vowed I'd never go on Facebook- now I've become a terrible addict...

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  2. Whatever floats your boat!

    Academics live an insular life and this one in particular is completely out of touch!

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