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    Parenting and the Internet

    Another child commits suicide due to online bullying: Answers - and justice - remain elusive in 'bullied' Connecticut student's suicide | Fox News

    What are your thoughts about parenting and the internet?

    Are these parents to blame for recklessly exposing an adolescent to constant internet access? Is it ok for parents to allow their children essentially unfettered access to the internet? In the words of the child's parents:

    "I would look at his computer sometimes because he left it unlocked sometimes and to check on him I would read his email. He was talking about happy things. It seemed like he had friends to talk to. I didn't think I needed to look further."


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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Another child commits suicide due to online bullying: Answers - and justice - remain elusive in 'bullied' Connecticut student's suicide | Fox News

    What are your thoughts about parenting and the internet?

    Are these parents to blame for recklessly exposing an adolescent to constant internet access? Is it ok for parents to allow their children essentially unfettered access to the internet? In the words of the child's parents:

    "I would look at his computer sometimes because he left it unlocked sometimes and to check on him I would read his email. He was talking about happy things. It seemed like he had friends to talk to. I didn't think I needed to look further."


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    It is an awful thing..bullying has always been with us...I remember the horrific walk from school where the bullies would wait for me in a side street...

    On-line bullying is just the modern version...one thing I did find out though..was that all bullies were cowards..

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    I beat the hell out of my one bully, lets just say I never had trouble again.

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    Another child commits suicide due to online bullying: Answers - and justice - remain elusive in 'bullied' Connecticut student's suicide | Fox News

    What are your thoughts about parenting and the internet?

    Are these parents to blame for recklessly exposing an adolescent to constant internet access? Is it ok for parents to allow their children essentially unfettered access to the internet? In the words of the child's parents:

    "I would look at his computer sometimes because he left it unlocked sometimes and to check on him I would read his email. He was talking about happy things. It seemed like he had friends to talk to. I didn't think I needed to look further."


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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    As much crap and insults that get thrown around DP, I really am not sure people should be that quick to judge internet bullies.

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    If your kid is "tho thenthitive" about bullying, then you should probably not introduce them to the internet until they grow some nads.

    It's a parenting problem for sure. Television used to be the babysitter for kids with crappy parents. Now it's a computer.

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    We won't ever be able to stop bullying of any sort. It needs to be addressed when it is encountered, but kids also need to be trained in how to deal with bullies. They need to learn techniques that can be used to remove the bullies power. For example, some kids can learn how to "own the joke". This works as well in person as it does online. someone seeks to belittle or degrade you, go along with it and exaggerate their claim to the point of absurdity. If a bully has no power to create teh illusion of superiorty, they will either give up trying or else they will expose themselves as insecure morons who don't know when they've become the joke.
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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    If your kid is "tho thenthitive" about bullying, then you should probably not introduce them to the internet until they grow some nads.

    It's a parenting problem for sure. Television used to be the babysitter for kids with crappy parents. Now it's a computer.
    Kids used to learn how to be street savvy by going out..how can you let kids out alone these days??

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    It seems that the internet had little or nothing to do with this suicide, as the story noted that this "bullying" occured mainly at school. If anything, the internet seems to allow a better trail of evidence than simply verbal comminication of threats/taunting. Have NSA look into it.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It seems that the internet had little or nothing to do with this suicide, as the story noted that this "bullying" occured mainly at school. If anything the internet seems to allow a better trail of evidence than simply verbal comminication of threats/taunting. Have NSA look into it.
    With physical bullies..you can go home and they can't get you..with cyber bullies..they can..

    We have sites here that encourage young people to kill themselves..

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    Re: Parenting and the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Kids used to learn how to be street savvy by going out..how can you let kids out alone these days??
    Easy, and the same way you teach them how to swim - throw them in the deep end, and eventually they'll get it.

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