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The OLPC in green and white  (Source: The OLPC Wiki)
Nigerian children get caught up on the Internets with porn

One of the aims of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is to give the underprivileged new opportunities and experiences they otherwise wouldn’t have. Interestingly enough, some school children are using their laptops to browse pornographic Internet sites.

According to a Reuters report, a reporter at the official News Agency of Nigeria discovered pornographic images on the donated laptops from a U.S. aid organization. It is unclear whether or not school children were actually caught in the act of browsing such websites.

"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials," reported the News Agency of Nigeria.

Perhaps in response to the discovery of the OLPC’s side features, a representative for the laptop project said that the computers will now be fitted with filtering software.



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By copiedright on 7/23/2007 10:05:22 PM , Rating: 2
That is exactly right!

Many of the missionaries going over to third world areas are used to inform people of some basic things we all know, such as keeping sanitation away from the water supply.

Many still believe that the way to cure AIDS is to have s_x with a virgin!

As for the weapons argument, they already have imported weapons and explosives, additional information wont do much because they have no infrastructure to develop weapons.

So lets give them basic information access. In a way we are following the wise old saying: "Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. But teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

Remember Charity is not a long term solution. Education and teaching of self reliance is!


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