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    One of my new pet peves is the new and growing types of calls dealing with kids and the Internet.

    I get this call that someone emailed their kid a porn picture, or another kid threatened thier kid on AOL Instant Messenger, or someone from around the world was talking dirty to their kid.

    The parents are always outraged and want me to take immediate action. The problem is that they don't have any idea that they are the ones to blame.

    What gets my goat is that these parents let their kid loose on the Internet; like it's the kid's babysitter. I find the computer in some dark corner or in the kid's room. It's like a parent giving a kid a porno mag and then complaining to us that they looked at the pages with the porn.

    I feel that the Internet is full of information, but it is also a dangerous place for a kid. Kids have no business surfing the net unsupervised. Parents need to take more caution and responsibility.

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    Why shouldn't they be allowed to surf without a parent right there with a whip? If some kid doesn't find it at playboy.com then he's going to find it in dad's dresser...I was left unsupervised on the internet from age 10 and exposed to everything and anything and what has come out of is is myself owning a web design business and making big money. If I had a parent sitting right there and restricting usage I doubt I would be in the position I am now. If the child is one that NEEDS to have someone there than so be it but not all kids need a dungeon master.
    Please take a moment to visit http://www.crpe.net home of the first police explorer post in the country.

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    • #3
      Another thing is how many kids have those hotmail email addresses and the amount of porn stuff that is automatically emailed to those addresses!

      I think when kids are introduced to the internet that parents need to explore the net with them initially and show them around. You need to monitor just like you do with T.V. and talk about it with them like you do with sex or drugs etceteras.



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      • #4
        Parents should be passwording the content the computer will allow. You can set it so none of that garbage can be viewed. It's called content advisor. This subject gets me a little upset. Parent's like this waste the departments resources on these kind of calls. They let the TV or the internet watch their children, then they complain about the bad stuff they are doing.

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        • #5
          It's just like anything else when dealing with them. You should not have to watch your kids constantly, but you should have a basic awareness of what is going on. You need to keep the lines of communication open with your kids.

          Talk to them, and above all LISTEN to what they have to say. So you may have to spend some time in drawing them out. If you have a decent relationship with your kids, you will have a pretty good idea of what they are doing. Whether it is on the internet or any other aspect of their lives.

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          • #6
            Worthless...parental control systems are easily cracked and if the kids want to view it, they're going to


            Originally posted by MSPintern:
            Parents should be passwording the content the computer will allow. You can set it so none of that garbage can be viewed. It's called content advisor. This subject gets me a little upset. Parent's like this waste the departments resources on these kind of calls. They let the TV or the internet watch their children, then they complain about the bad stuff they are doing.
            Please take a moment to visit http://www.crpe.net home of the first police explorer post in the country.

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            • #7
              I will not let my kids on the internet until they are 13 or older and than supervised to the max. My daughter has email, BUT she is only allowed to use it with supervision. Call me overprotective! But i hear plenty of adults say i wish my mom cared more about who i associated with or what house i went to after school. For now the arrangement with the kids and the internet works for me. Now if i could get my son to stop hounding me about driving. You should of seen his face when i told him not till he graduates high-school. And niether my husband or i wish to teach our deaf daughter.

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              • #8
                Teaching my son to drive was terrifying! Unfortunately, my husband and I parented differently. Well, we used to and it almost ended our marriage. He was extremely permissive and I am not. When our son was 15, I went for my afternoon walk and stopped to talk to a neighbor. My son and husband waited til they thought the coast was clear then my husband let my son drive MY car around the subdivision ALONE. Well, I saw him and went tearing down the street after him on foot. He made it home and ran in the house and my husband came outside. I was still running and screaming, "I'M GONNA RIP YOUR HEAD OFF!" He ran back in the house and locked himself in the bedroom...the weenie. I just couldn't nelieve he would allow something so dangerous. We went to counseling over this because I was ready to walk. He decided he liked me and mended his ways! The counselor convinced him that our son was the one suffering because he couldn't please both parents.

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                • #9
                  Glock:

                  myself owning a web design business and making big money.
                  I hope the link in your profile is not indictive of the work your company does!

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                  • #10
                    Silver,

                    That was totally uncalled for. Unless you want your first post to be your last post, I suggest you cool it.

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                    • #11
                      Gee Silver,

                      I looked at the page and thought it looked pretty good. Do you have a link to a webpage you designed so I can see it to compare?

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                      • #12
                        I saw Glock's page and thought it looked great.....very professional!

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                        • #13
                          Glock,

                          I think your website if done very well. Enjoyed it.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you all for the comments concerning the website...that was the first negative comment I've ever seen about it...that page is mainly just a hobby and I add here and there when I get time...at least the largest explorer site on the web
                            Please take a moment to visit http://www.crpe.net home of the first police explorer post in the country.

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                            • #15
                              You should make the left frame absolute so it doesn't move left to right. That can be quite annoying. Here is the code for the frameset that I used on the second page of the below EdisonPBA.com site that I made. The left frame is 200 pixels wide to allow for buttons witha 0 border.

                              <frameset cols="200,*" rows="*" frameborder="NO" border="0" framespacing="0">

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