The University of Central Florida is currently knee deep in $434,000 of federal tax money programming a video game for teenage girls which acclimates them to the pressures of sexual advances in social environments. Working with UCF’s Institute for Stimulation and Training, Dr. Anne Norris, statistician and methodologist for the College of Nursing’s Office of Research, hopes to implement her groundbreaking software into local middle schools as an aid in preventing teen pregnancies and encouraging abstinence amongst pubescent young adults. [ATTACH]16184[/ATTACH]“They have an opportunity to interact with the avatars and they'll earn points for particular social skills that they develop. …

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Plenty of people have done it, gone online pretending to be something they are not. Indeed, plenty of men have gone online into chat rooms, forums, virtual worlds and social networking sites pretending to be women. Usually it is for the attention, sometimes it is for the sexual kicks of a gay guy getting chatted up (or even engaging in [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1057.html"]cyber-sex[/URL] with) an unsuspecting straight man. Most people do not enter into this game of false identity with blackmail and sexual assault in mind though. Yet that is precisely what an 18 year old teenager from Wisconsin is charged with …

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Now I'm not usually one who advocates the use of spyware of any sort. As a parent myself, I like to think that trust works better than software when it comes to controlling access to questionable content online. However, in the case of the British parents who spied on their 15 year old daughters online activity in order to trap a suspected paedophile, I will make an exception. According to [URL="http://www.getbracknell.co.uk/news/s/2035089_spyware_on_girls_email_snared_her_older_man"]reports[/URL] it would appear that the teenage girl had gone from being an open and happy child to a secretive and withdrawn one. She used to tell her Dad everything, …

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The End.