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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Do you not think that children should be allowed privacy??
    The internet is NOT private. The internet is what I pay $49.95 (and climbing) to access via my computer which cost me $500.00.

    Privacy belongs in their bedroom - where the internet and TV should NOT be allowed. And of course, when they're in the bathroom. When they're away from the home, they are not obtaining 'privacy' but 'solitude' - which I can step into any time I damned well please.

    I didn't have the internet growing up, heck, we didn't even have a computer for a while - my kids won't wither away because they don't have facebook, ichat, and a pinterest account, or twitter or a cellphone that lets them send photos to friends. All this crap is not a NEED nor is it even a BENEFIT, honestly.

    I see far more negative and problems - very few benefits. Actually, I see no benefits to social media for kids. They can keep up with friends at school, on the weekends, in the evenings, and on the phone (which I, also, pay for).
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Thank you Thomas Paine..but actually what I was trying to point out..(ps..I like MaggieD) was that sometimes you are not aware what your kids are doing...so do you keep them in..or let em out??
    Therein lies the rub, does it not?
    ( I think child rearing could have an interesting and lengthy thread of it's own )

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Nice sentiment MaggieD..but it don't work...If you don't have any kids..you have no idea!!
    It would work. No 14-year-old I'm supporting is going to control me. The internet, cell phones, access to a car to drive, computers . . . these are all rewards for good grades and good behavior. They are NOT entitlements. When parents give up THAT notion and think that, because everybody has them their kids have to have them? They're lost.

    Now. If a parent doesn't want to listen to the flack? Or watch Ms Pouty Face slouch around the house. Slam her bedroom door. Then take the EZ way. Me? I don't THINK that would happen. My dogs are the best behaved on planet earth. Does THAT count??

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Do you not think that children should be allowed privacy??
    Not privacy left to their own devices online, no. Should they be allowed to stay in their room alone without internet access, sure.

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    The internet is NOT private. The internet is what I pay $49.95 (and climbing) to access via my computer which cost me $500.00.

    Privacy belongs in their bedroom - where the internet and TV should NOT be allowed. And of course, when they're in the bathroom. When they're away from the home, they are not obtaining 'privacy' but 'solitude' - which I can step into any time I damned well please.

    I didn't have the internet growing up, heck, we didn't even have a computer for a while - my kids won't wither away because they don't have facebook, ichat, and a pinterest account, or twitter or a cellphone that lets them send photos to friends. All this crap is not a NEED nor is it even a BENEFIT, honestly.

    I see far more negative and problems - very few benefits. Actually, I see no benefits.
    You have to move on Spiker..the world is a very different place now..

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Eh - schools send up an 'internet use' agreement 'act' that you're supposed to review with your child, and sign. The kid, thereby, accepts responsibility for their online activity while on school grounds and promises not to go to sites they shouldn't visit, and do things they shouldn't do.

    So, at school, I get the sense that they're unmonitored - because, though they're at school, the schools decided they don't care that much and brush off all responsibility.
    When it comes to bullying, you can sell me on the idea that schools are unmonitored to a large extent, but when it comes to sites or things they shouldn't be looking at, I don't know. When I saw a student or two looking up inappropriate material by going around school settings via Google search, there was no way I would get away with letting that go on.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    You have to move on Spiker..the world is a very different place now..
    Oh, Facebook is essential?

    It's so essential kids use it to bully other kids, eh? What, the bully had privacy! So - bully on! We can't interfere with the activities of the bully because they are on the internet and entitled to privacy while doing whatever they want - all the while being 14 and crap.

    No - I don't think so. Maybe you need to hop on the reality train and realize kids don't rule the world. They go to hell in a hand basket - it's because parents let them.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    When it comes to bullying, you can sell me on the idea that schools are unmonitored to a large extent, but when it comes to sites or things they shouldn't be looking at, I don't know. When I saw a student or two looking up inappropriate material by going around school settings via Google search, there was no way I would get away with letting that go on.
    Well - I just don't know how the school monitors. They say they 'keep an eye on them and this is just in case' - but I don't know, are they REALLY watching?

    As of yet, I haven't heard anything that came from the schools failing to keep an eye on things, but they let so much slip through their fingers.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Eh - schools send up an 'internet use' agreement 'act' that you're supposed to review with your child, and sign. The kid, thereby, accepts responsibility for their online activity while on school grounds and promises not to go to sites they shouldn't visit, and do things they shouldn't do.

    So, at school, I get the sense that they're unmonitored - because, though they're at school, the schools decided they don't care that much and brush off all responsibility.
    If I wanted to be unrealistic and disingenuous I would say that you don't have to sign the internet use agreement. I suppose that would be to much though.

    I also suppose that you are more or less right that school access is largely unmonitored. Internet was pretty new when I went through. I think you could access it at the school library if you really wanted to, but I'm sure today teachers have found a way to outsource personal contact in teaching to the internet.

    But, again, that is at school. No reason you can't be king (or queen) of the castle at home.

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    You have to move on Spiker..the world is a very different place now..
    With changes come reactions and restrictions. It is reasonable to want to be able to restrict your child's access to the internet without literally knowing every thought they have about cupcakes or Justin Bieber. The problem is doing it reasonably efficiently with the parent's time and technical understanding.
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