Friday, January 10, 2014

Katie Couric: "Knockout Game" YouTube videos shows how many minors on Internet lack "cognitive moral compass"

Today, Friday, January 10, 2014, Katie Couric, on her syndicated show, covered the “The Knockout Game” (link) and guests made the point that teens who engage in it will do anything for quick attention on the Internet (especially YouTube) and simply do not have the normal cognitive ability to embrace an adult moral compass – to see how it is wrong.
   
This comports with broader problems on the way minors use the Internet – cyberbullying, not realizing the downstream consequences of online reputation. 
   
This does beg a philosophical question that was indirectly visited a few years ago with COPA, that adults who use the web for what seems like “legitimate” unregulated or non-selective self-promotion depend on a medium whose openness invites abuse by the immature.  

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