(Closed) SPINOFF children with their own computers/tablets

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
634 posts
Busy bee

You can’t. You shouldn’t leave them unsupervised with a computer until they are of an age where you are comfortable with them finding this. There are softwares that will block known porn sites, but certainly not everything, and certainly not chat.

Post # 5
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It was bad enough when my own kids were growing up (they are about the age of most Bees here)

But now things are even worse…

I live in Canada… there is quite a few cases here that have the news in recent years where Teenagers / Young Adults have killed themselves because of “mistakes” they made on the Internet

These are heart-breaking stories.

IF I was raising kids at home today, I wouldn’t let them on the Internet without supervision… period.  Just like none of our kids had Tvs in their Bedrooms either.

And I’d be investing in tracking software…

Kids can get into trouble that Parents cannot even imagine… and by the time a Parent finds out it can have gone too far, and be too late to fix.

Based on these recent high-profile cases… the RCMP is recommending the above for all Parents… and I have to agree with them.


Post # 6
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

At their school, the filters are quite good. They are also supervised. At home they are supervised also.

My children are under the age of 10 and wouldn’t know how to find porn, nor would they want to As they don’t know what it is. The sites where they go do not have “chat” as an option. They are educational such as Reflex math and FCAT Explorer. On the iPad they use apps that don’t have chat. 

I’m more concerned with what my kids watch on TV, which is why certain channels are blocked and “adult programming” comes up, not the vulgar titles. 


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