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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I don't agree with the socialism, but I think there is some truth to the idea that all of us need to bear some responsibility for how the next generation is raised.
Currently too many people worried about "finding happiness" and too few worried about how their actions might affect others.
Thanks for the ping!
Maybe but there is nothing to gripe about Myspace over that is in any way Murdoch's fault. The system had all of these flaws before the high profile sale.
The left has been after Murdoch since the 1960s. He's just another Halliburton red herring to me.
Brown & Root was never demonized until Cheney became a VP candidate.
The "responsibility" was in acting as "responsible" adults.
We don't need to police other people's kids. We need to keep the mature side of life "mature".
There were dirty records, films, comics, jokes, and language back in the 1930s. They were (largely) kept out of the eyes, ears, and hands of kids.
LOL...you must be extremely young. Brown and Root has been demonized since LBJ, LadyBird and Vietnam.
37 but too young for LBJ. I hadn't heard them demonized in the recent era until Bush-Cheney 2000 (and they are a local business in Houston).
you're right 37 is not way young.
my dad and granddad's pipeline firm subbed a lot from B&R
I remember as a boy hearing all the talk in the 60s
Results 1 - 10 of about 570,000 for brown and root vietnam johnson. (0.22 seconds)
yep....a perv's paradise
Only if you're aware of what can happen if you post all of your personal--and sometimes rather intimate information for all the world to see. Most people my age ignore, don't care about, or don't know the risk of personal harm that can be done by their posting of such information.
Facebook is more or less the same way--there's two versions, college and high school. The primary difference between this and Myspace is that there are two versions that can't cross over, and the college version requires a valid .edu email addy to sign on.
But the premise is exactly the same--they encourage people to post all their personal information (and generally people have to in order to derive any visible benefit). This is the biggest reason why I flat-out refuse to use these sites--much to the puzzlement of my peers...
Besides Byzantine blocking methods, nothing will prevent your kids from viewing inappropriate material. For instance, I was going to send my 11 yr old girl a link to a kitty caption thread here, but I couldn't. This is Free Republic for crissakes, and there were off color comments, not suitable for her viewing, imo.
I'll tell you what I did to teach my now 23 and 26 yr old daughters a lesson. My 23 yr old was a total Marilyn Manson fan. Calm down. I'm a veteran headbanger. The lyrics are sarcasm at their finest. It is unfortunate that they chose to push decency out the door at their live performances. Anyhoo, I posed as a teenager in a Manson chatroom. Never got busted(I actually like the band and knew all the lyrics), but I had to quit because one kid was planning on killing himself(lots of suicidal talk on that site), and I just didn't know what to say. I'm an adult, not a kid. I was afraid that if I came out and they found out I was a mommy doing an experiment, that the kid might have done himself in. I'll never screw around with that kind of thing again. My girls learned a lesson, though. This was in 1998. Trust no one online.
Yeah, better living through technology....
Wonderful post, as usual.
I totally agree with you, too.
Dang, but the world is, culturally, a scarey place.
Kids are so internet savvy, too.
I have two grandsons who learned how to put together a power point presentation at age eight.
I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Thanks for bringing this site to my attention.
I'm going to keep an eye out for it.
The oldest grandson is more interested in downloading songs for his iPod at present.
But, it won't be long before things change drastically where his interests are concerned.
That scares his parents to death.
But, they don't know what "scared" is.
Just wait until the youngest is that age.
She's a "she". LOL
"Raising children today tests one's mettle."
It surely does, and I admire y'all who are raising good kids.
That has to be the toughest job on Earth, right now.
How's your weather?
Did you get any snow?
It's been dang cold down your
way, and on into Mississippi.
The kids who are disclosing information know they shouldn't. They read that everywhere they go online, and it's taught in every computer class in school. They're looking for thrills, as some teenagers through time have always done.
Myspace.com by itself isn't dangerous; if the kids go out and meet someone they have been conversing with on myspace.com, they put themselves in danger. I'm sure there are plenty of kids on that website who know better than to do something stupid like that.
Placemarker for later reading.
yep...we got about 4 inches up where I live and maybe more tonight
cold. single digits around here last nite
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