Skip to comments.Kids endangered at Murdoch-owned MySpace
Posted on 02/18/2006 7:47:14 AM PST by wagglebee
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In the end, I think it is the near collapse of family values that creates these problems. If something is dangerous, then parents need to make certain that their kids aren't doing it.
"Kids endangered at Murdoch-owned MySpace"
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But what if the parents are doing it too? My ex-DIL has her own page with a few provocative pictures. If my son has anything to do with it they will end up in court at the custody hearing along with a few printouts of these articles.
"is wholly owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which also owns the Fox News Channel."
So what? Completely irrelevent smear job.
I agree with you all the way about parents taking responsibility to protect their kids as best they can - with all their might short of jailing them.
But we also have to realize that with the adoption of an amoral culture where the most base adults are free do to and say whatever they choose in front of kids and all around kids, there comes a point where it is impossible protect one's kids.
It is popular today to shout at parents: If don't like it, keep your kids from seeing or hearing it! It is as if parents are the only adults responsible in America for having respect and care for children. It is as if we think parents can serve as absolute jailers for their kids, twenty four hours per day. Everyone else could care less if a kid is around or not when they do things publically that are not good for kids.
It is a no win situation for families so don't be quick to blame parents when our scummy society slimes children. Free people are supposed to have morals and honor to control their own behavior and actions in regard to themselves and others. We don't have that anymore.
"At last count, over 55 million people had "space" on the site, including countless teenagers who use their pages to communicate their thoughts on everything from school to music to the opposite sex."
With 55,000,000 people doing ANYTHING together there are are going to be a number of rapes and murders as well as incidents. Sad but true - it's human nature.
There is nothing about Myspace that makes it more dangerous than any other part of the internet where people talk openly about who they are.
My Space is a great site. It has more positives than negatives. It will be abused just as anything will be abused.
To condemn the entire MySpace concept due to the abuse of a few is ridiculous.
I agree. Judeo-Christian society has been under attack for over forty years now and the effects are everywhere. Most parents today are products of this same issue and don't have a clue how to deal with it.
"There is nothing about Myspace that makes it more dangerous than any other part of the internet where people talk openly about who they are."
Agree. Kids and adults have an opportunity to be stupid on millions of personal websites, including yahoo, msn, aol, etc. This has nothing to do with MySpace and everything to do with smearing Murdoch/Fox.
Murdoch did not create myspace. He only purchased a pre-existing site that had minors already using it. But then the media will ding him wherever they find a target.
I'm waiting for Viacom to be taken to task for adult content on MTV. They claim that minors don't or shouldn't watch it.
When I investigated "myspace" the thing that bothered me, as a parent, was that rather than an innocent blog site (where kids could get into trouble for posting TMI, much like LiveJournal), the site is "layered", and the "browse" feature can allow kids to access pornography without their parents having a clue. I will say, that they have gotten better at "policing" the photos, but some still make it through.
Why not require an adult sponsor (with $1 credit card charge on a non-disposable card) for any minor account?
Truth is a disposable commodity on the site and rebellion is in. Maybe this is the cyber 60's...
I agree that the LEFT will do anything it can to smear Murdoch. However, the left won't smear Murdoch for owning MySpace because they don't think sexual exploitation of children on the internet is a problem.
MySpace has been a vehicle for exploiting of children for a long time, Murdoch new this. He shouldn't have bought it.
It's all eGore's fault!
+++The firm says it is dedicating one-third of its approximately 175-employee workforce to "policing and monitoring our site on a 24 hour, seven day-a-week basis to make sure our age requirements are met, and that inappropriate images are not posted to the site. The accounts of users who violate these policies are closed."
Yeah, I'm going to let a room full of strangers dictate what my child is exposed to? I think not.
Maybe there was some truth to Hillary's "It Takes a Village" title.
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