“Worried about what your children are getting into while surfing the Web? Well, how about organizations involved in intelligence gathering and espionage?
Despite their very adult missions, both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency have sections specifically for youngsters.
Communication expert Joanne Cantor said having games indicates that an organization wants kids to have a positive image of them.
Cantor said companies that see children as a target audience, such as fast-food chains or sweetened cereal producers, “have all sorts of games on their websites to make the kids like them and to sort of recruit them at young ages, and that’s very controversial among people who consider marketing to kids as unfair.”
“We realize the importance of helping to educate the nation’s youth and raise awareness about the National Security Agency’s core values, vision, and critical mission.” From: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/cia-and-nsa-websites-invite-children/
Basically the CIA is building a US version of Komsomol:
“The Bolsheviks saw Russian youth as ideologically promising because it was more removed. If the Party could create a mass of indoctrinated, obedient young people, the regime would be stable for years to come. Therefore, the Bolsheviks attempted to influence and politicize every aspect of youth culture, both public and private.”
Are you worried about what your children are getting into while surfing the Web? You should, because soon they’ll be flying the drones that kill Pakistani children. It’s all a game.