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Thread: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    btw, I have no idea why anyone would say "no" to this.... This forum isn't half as bad as an online video game or SCHOOL
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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Some of us live in Candyland. :\

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    I would say yes, and I think it would create some great discussions and create more involvement. That way I could supervise and talk more with my hypothetical kid.

    And for those of you who think you know what your kids are doing, I have one word for you: sexting.
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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I would say yes, and I think it would create some great discussions and create more involvement. That way I could supervise and talk more with my hypothetical kid.

    And for those of you who think you know what your kids are doing, I have one word for you: sexting.
    I concur Mon Capitan, that is what I tried to portray in my post 42

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    I think the more important thing is that your child is aware of what goes on. For me the prime concern would be safety from pedophiles. The were not operating on the net when she was 13. She has never had much interest in the net but even when she was 13 she had an ability to protect herself by not giving her phone no to anyone except people she knew well and wanted to be friends with. I can remember how aware she and her friends were of all the scams people could get up to at that time and not all of that information came from me. She told me of a few of them!

    So I would make sure she was crystal clear aware of dangers and then leave it up to her to make mistakes and then come to me to discuss them.

    What I'm saying is safety re such people as pedophiles is paramount but that can be secured by letting your child be very aware of what is going on. The rest is a life learning experience.

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    For me the prime concern would be safety from pedophiles. The were not operating on the net when she was 13.
    And for the most part, they aren't now, contrary to popular belief spread through the propaganda of John Walsh and Chris Hansen.

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    And for the most part, they aren't now, contrary to popular belief spread through the propaganda of John Walsh and Chris Hansen.
    That depends how you would defiine "pedophiles operation on the internet". Is it as much of a problem as the media may advertise? Not in as far as pedophiles luring children to them. But it most certainly exists and I have been involved in a number of cases where a child has been victimized. It is not something to be ignored.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Thats simple, throw the TV and Computer out of their bedroom windows, and communicate with them as young adults.

    Preferably at a family meal around a dining table.

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Thats simple, throw the TV and Computer out of their bedroom windows, and communicate with them as young adults.

    Preferably at a family meal around a dining table.
    Some of the best advice I've heard...and I have given this advice before, myself.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Would you allow your 13 year old child on this forum?

    Having been exposed to the harsh reality too early with the civil war that started in Lebanon when I was 11, I wanted my son to fully enjoy his childhood as much as possible.

    Only two years ago I subscribed him to a news magazine "Le Monde des Ados" designed for teens and now that he's 13 I encourage him to watch the news and ask questions.

    I don't want him to base his political learning on the net because there's too much baseless crap being spread around. A forum such as this one would be too confusing for him even if I supervised.

    I believe in the step by step learning and understanding of politics, not all at once.
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