i posted it on my parenting board. THAT (as well as the questionable content that comes up on internet searches when my kids are looking for things for school or their video games) is precisely why I don't even allow my kids on xbox live without an adult (as in me, their father, or their 21 year old half brother) sitting beside them. my 10 year old was giving me crap so i searched for quilting patterns for teenage boys and there were a LOT of porn sites that came up in the search so i showed him ONLY what came up in the search window (not the actual sites!). They're also ONLY allowed to talk to people online using my and my dh's AIM accounts (the only one they talk to is dh when he's working or their uncle that moved to seattle last fall...).
There's no such thing as too careful, and sadly this isn't new. 15 years ago my younger sister (about 8 at the time) was on AOL waiting for a friend from school to sign on when some guy IM'd her instantly asking to do sexual things to her. I jumped on (i was doign my homework beside her, i'm also 7 years older than she is) and acted like I was her father and then reported him.
oh, and Kim Komando has some great information for how to protect your kids online from everything from social networking sites to things they can access with their cell phones http://www.komando.com/kids/parent-tips.aspx
nada. taking a break.
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