Tagged: child abuse

Capturing kid’s minds with emotions - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 15, 2012

I have commented on the problem of religious indoctrination at secular New Zealand schools before (see What really happens in religious instruction classes? and Cynical evangelisation of children.) That’s bad enough but a friend recently described such indoctrination occurring at a day care … Continue reading → … Read More

Cynical evangelisation of children - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 12, 2012

All parents are concerned when they send their children out into the world. We all hope that our schools, and other places our children go, are going to be safe. We are rightfully shocked when we find adults entrusted with … Continue reading → … Read More

Mixing values and Jesus in secular education - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 05, 2012

Daniel Dennett calls it the “last big fib.*” The claim that religion and human morality are intimately entwined – that you can’t be good without god. That does seem to be a widely held misconception, or should I say widely … Continue reading → … Read More

Tracking a photo's digital DNA - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 20, 2012

The Government is set to introduce technology aimed at combatting the trade in child sex abuse images by identifying images and therefore their spread via the internet through their digital DNA. The Department of Internal Affairs’ Censorship Compliance Unit will deploy Microsoft’s PhotoDNA technology.  Micrsoft has a digital crimes unit and in recent years has ramped up its efforts in … Read More

That’s what I like to see in a young woman! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 07, 2011

Recently, I have been debating with some of the theologically inclined the question of religious privilege in a secular society and the funding of private religious schools. Coincidentally I came across an internet post which illustrates one of the problems … Continue reading → … Read More

Kidz Go Free… - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 13, 2010

The Herald has a fascinating example of how statistics can be filtered through an agenda to say, more or less, what you want. The latest set of statistics from the Children’s Social Health Monitor have been interpreted by Prof Cindy Kiro and the current Children’s Commissioner, John Angus, to mean that the recession is having [...] Related posts: … Read More

Cut Short - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 21, 2009

BBC News reports on a fascinating study that demonstrates that victims of child abuse may have accelerated aging. Telomeres are relatively short sections of specialised DNA that sit at the ends of all our chromosomes.They have been compared to the plastic tips at the ends of shoelaces that prevent the laces from unravelling. Each time a cell [...] Related posts: … Read More