Watch out, Ken Barbie a got a spy cam. The new Video Girl Barbie from Mattel ($49.99) is embedded with a working video camera capable of taking 30-minute videos, cleverly hidden in the dolls necklace (Barbie always did know how to accessorize).
One Australian psychologist is calling for a boycott, warning the Barbie cam will make it too easy for adults to exploit children and for children to upload inappropriate videos to the Internet.
Boycott this product and to refuse to shop in any store that justifies selling this potentially pornographic tool," clinical psychologist Sally-Anne McCormack urged readers of the Herald Sun .......
http://moms.today.com/_news/2010/11/03/ … ?GT1=43001
I don't see why kids shouldn't be allowed to take videos. Like any toy, its use should be supervised--and access to the internet by young children should always be supervised or limited by the use of software, passwords or locked hardware. But if my kids liked taking videos I wouldn't hesitate to get them this or any other cheap video camera. Constantly limiting kids with overblown fears of what a bad person might do seems a bit backward. How does adding a camera to a doll suddenly make it more sinister than all the exiting kids cameras out there?
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