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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    So, you think that parents can't sit with their kids while using the internet? In other words, can't control kids' access to the internet?
    Sure they can. Their access to the Internet sits on my desk. I can turn it off any time I want, I can log into the router and directly turn off just their access, limit how much time they can spend there, etc. I can even look at every website they visit and read ever single thing they write if I want to. I've got all the control, if I choose to exercise it. They have none.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    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.
    With online social networking, I think everyone is reacting to situations rather than being able to stop them. We're still adjusting to the internet, really. With Timmy finding boobs or death videos on the internet with ease and comfort around teachers, I think that is less likely. Well, that is, unless the inner cities are still that damn lax on their phone policies.
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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.
    Actually, the computers at my kids' school are strictly monitored and controlled, you can't go to a whole variety of websites and even trying will bring up red flags, since every student has to scan their ID card to use the computer.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Not privacy left to their own devices online, no. Should they be allowed to stay in their room alone without internet access, sure.
    The internet is the new way to speak to your friends/enemies..
    And we can't change that....no amount of inhibition as far as computer liaisons will make any difference...

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well good for you guys - sometimes violence doesn't stop it for other children.
    The problem is, we're raising a generation of kids who are wimps. They have no idea how to stand up for themselves, how to deal with bullies, they never learn how to take care of their own problems. We deal with the symptoms, we don't deal with the problems. That's why these kids grow up and then have no clue how to live in the real world, because they've been sheltered from anything negative their entire lives.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The problem is, we're raising a generation of kids who are wimps. They have no idea how to stand up for themselves, how to deal with bullies, they never learn how to take care of their own problems. We deal with the symptoms, we don't deal with the problems. That's why these kids grow up and then have no clue how to live in the real world, because they've been sheltered from anything negative their entire lives.
    You know that many of us incredibly disagree with you on this one. We don't feel it wise to continue to blame the victim for experiences that largely would not be tolerated anywhere else.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You know that many of us incredibly disagree with you on this one. We don't feel it wise to continue to blame the victim for experiences that largely would not be tolerated anywhere else.
    I'm not blaming the victim, I'm saying that lots of kids are out offing themselves because they've never been taught how to handle problems. Yeah, you stop the bullies if you can, especially anyone who is guilty of physical assault, there are already laws against that, but when it's people making fun of you? Man up, grow a pair and deal with it.

    Suicide in most of these cases is the way out of the coward.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    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.
    Do you think that bullying only goes on in facebook...Do you accompany your kids to school and sit with them to make sure no-one calls them nasty names??

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    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.
    So how do you draw the line??

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