Thinking Ethics was a project launched in Geneva to foster the debate about ethics. A few friends, fed up with only reading about abuses in the media, decided to hold a forward-looking seminar on five subjects: ethics and performance, ethics and knowledge, ethics and consciousness, ethics and disobedience and ethics in real time. If moral has to do with right and wrong, then ethics is its application in society. We believe that people need to talk about the subject to determine the level of ethics they want. The book Thinking Ethics, a result of the seminar, is to start the discussion. This blog is a contribution to the conversation. :
Super cool cyber safety game for kids 9 to 12 (and over, I admit to getting hooked) developed in Switzerland for "Action Innoncence" and the Swiss Foundation for the Protection of Childhood. Check it out at netcity.org.
McDonald's associates critics of Happy Meals to kids with food police (see article in the Financial Times here). Well, it is true. After cigarettes, well meaning people are out to combat obesity and are on a crusade to ban soft drinks and junk food. So toys with meals that don't meet certain standards will not be allowed at the end of 2011. There seems to be a consensus here, so we will even see legislation about this.
It would be nice if they did something about teen drunkeness too. And why not drugs - "just say no" does not seem to be working. I suspect that at some point parents to be are going to be obliged to take a course and pass a test... And be accountable for their offsprings' misdeeds.