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What's the weirdest thing you've seen on chatroulette or omegle?

Chris Anderson: That was fun. I never thought I'd say this, but, you know -- there was something -- something about the whole mild pedophilia thing. It just sort of popped into my head. What's so wrong with mild pedophilia? I don't know if you've noticed, but as adults, we tend to get -- we tend to see a little bit more. I mean, adults do see a little bit more of everything. When you're a kid, your favorite color is pink; your parents are your favorite people; your teacher is your favorite person; your crush is your favorite person. And as an adult, you are so much more likely to see that stuff -- drinks, pizza, whatever -- as an adult, it doesn't really occur to you as being unusual or wrong.

And when you get to an early age, things start to happen. And what you may not realize is that as an adult, you are also adjusting your views on a number of these subjects. You may be adjusting your views on consensual sex between adults, particularly when it's done in a private place, under these broad, undefined -- I don't know, safe spaces --

And you may be adjusting your views on pornography, which by the way, is one of those subjects that changes as an adult. I'm sorry. As an adult. So I said -- sorry. There. I've said it.

Anyway. So when you're an adult, you may be adjusting your views because you're spending more time thinking about these things. You may be adjusting your views because you're less likely to see them coming. And I stress PULLING FOR CONSENT. Because studies consistently show that as adults, we become more and more resistant to the idea of child sexual abuse. We see it every time. We're going to see it again this year, folks. So when it happens again, whether it's in a movie or in the news or in schools or in the workplace, we're going to be reacting. We're going to be changing our views. And it could be years before anything changes.

Chris Anderson: I would agree with you 100 percent if I had to pick just one thing that companies do to talk to kids and sex.

And I'm talking about actual products and services. Not chat rooms or websites.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but many sex-ed classes -- I don't know -- 10, 15 years ago, you would go to the library and you would find class notes on the bottom of stack after stack, Instructions for new parents when giving cuddly babies sex ed. Can you think of anything today that would be more effective?

Chris Anderson: That's really good question.

Anderson concurs that kids today are much more likely to