During my EdTech presentation I fielded several questions about the supposedly topless sunbathers one might find in Google Earth. My comment at the time was that indeed, I had seen the placemark, and if someone wanted to claim that peachy colored blob was a topless sunbather, then so be it. I personally think it’s a guy in a Speedo.
After the presentation, I actually had someone ask whether or not we should start blocking Google Earth due to the potential for seeing nudity. I’m hoping I didn’t scoff too much. It was just one more example of america’s obsession with, and overreaction to nudity.
I thought back to the art teacher who lost her job because one of her fifth grade students saw nudity in art work on a field trip. I can’t begin to say how offensive this action against the teacher is. I’m assuming that the students had their parents sign a permission form in order to go on the trip. I guess now they will have to include the phrase, "Your children may be exposed to reality."