Originally Posted by 3neighs
I have three girls and my oldest is 11. Some of her friends have Facebook or MySpace profiles, which I think is just wrong for that age. I'm just wondering how many parents are really aware of their kids' online activity. My girls have to ask to even get on the computer and if there's some new site they want to go to I have to approve it. On sites they do belong to, I know their usernames and passwords and will go in and monitor what they've been doing. I don't know, am I a little too old-fashioned?
I've seen some young members on here whom I can only assume their parents are unaware of what they're doing. Some really seem to have a lack of parental guidance and seem to just be seeking attention. I guess that's why I'm so concerned about what my own kids are doing.
I completely agree with you. I am 25 (Saturday) my husband and I have already had this discussion as our son has turned 7 and loves the computer. (Our daughter is 5) Everything will be approved by us first. They can have there own computer but it is in our office with our username and passwords.
They are not allowed on the computer without us next to them and it will stay that way even with the blocks we have issued on his computer. They will not be getting cell phones (unless they are the emergency phones) until they can pay for them and even then if they are not 18 they will be monitored by my husband and I. I was raised in the way that if you want something you work for it and after your doing working for it you can work a little harder, then you have earned it. It made me appreciate everything we have no matter how small.
There are to many crazies in the world and not enough sane people LOL These same rules we have applied for Tv, Friends, etc. I expect them to make there own mistakes, how else would they learn? But certain mistakes do not have to be made to begin with.
If your views are old fashioned, then I guess at the age of 25 we are joining the club LOL