February 6, 2006 11:59 pm

TEH INTERNETS ARE SCARY

:note: Kicking and Screaming

Read this post. The parents in the comments are INSANE. Insane in all caps. Sticky caps even. InSanE! I’m begging you, read the article if you want, but OH MY GOD are the comments intense. Witness:

“I have a SIMPLE solution for this, my children are not allowed computers. IF they need to find something on the internet, I search for it and show them. Trust but verify.”

“But DO NOT get a “MySpace”—it is really dangerous and easy for a pervert to look at your pics. and comments.–also, actually go to sleep at 10 and cut off the IMing—why would you want to talk at midnight? not me.”

One was awesome:

PFFFFFT. Here we go again…. Parents blaming technology for something they’re CLEARLY responsible for. First off not all teenagers are that stupid! If your daughter’s giving out her personal information on the internet then thats YOUR fault for not educating her on how to USE the internet. My mother always gave me simple safety rules for using it and explained to me that it was impossible to trust people you’ve never met in real life. I always simply followed those instructions because she TALKED to me about it and had me watch programs about internet stalkers. If your going to completely shelter your kids from the internet …
“I have a SIMPLE solution for this, my children are not
allowed computers. IF they need to find something on
the internet, I search for it and show them. Trust
but verify.”
Then you’d better teach them some MAD social skills because they’re gonna be pretty left out among their peers!!! Why would you want that for your kid?

Gahh. I could say more, but seriously, I doubt I’d do it justice. A lot of the comments are like, “TEH INTERNETS ARE A SCARY SCARY PLACE AND I BAN MY KIDS FROM EVERYTHING AND THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT USE TEH INTERNETS ARE PERVERTS AND MOLESTERS!”

Also, Von Krankipantzen is cancer free! Hurray!

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4 Comments

  • Um Im a pervert. And im on the internet. And I talk to people late at night.

    So this story? 100% true! Quick, burn the internet!

  • Renay says:

    I propositioned a 14 year old boy today by accident. I wonder if that makes me a predator?

  • Paul says:

    The following is a comment to that blog. This person is a genius, let’s just spy on our children, and then possibly say something to them when they do a search for “doo doo hole” AWESOME!

    “May I recommend PCTattletale to you all? It requires a password to access or delete the program, and is a great program! It takes screen shots so if your child deletes his/her internet history, you can still see what they did. It also emails you every time certain key words that you choose are “found” on a site. In addition, it keeps the history lists for you to scroll through. It takes a bit of memory, but works great!

    (Sent Feb 3, 2006 11:25:38 AM)”

  • Shannon says:

    Man i love this layout. You are such a stud when it comes to creative designs with great color. Huzzah to you.. and whatnot. :P

    Interesting article and like you said, the comments are priceless. I agree with your last comment personally, but maybe I’ll feel different as a parent (I hope not!)