Originally Posted by sionarah
Why can't the internet be monitored better and why do so many blame the parents? I mean we can't be stuck to them all the time, but we can forbid any access to the net at all and maybe just go back to board games. I literally thought I was setting up a controlled atmosphere to help my little girl learn some new things on the internet......
The blame falls on the parents because it is on the parents to control their kids internet activity. Just as you can deny access to certain sites and allow access to all other sites, you can allow access only to certain sites and deny access to all others.
That is what we are doing until our kids are old enough/make enough money to buy their own computers and pay for their own internet connections.
I DON'T WANT the internet or any aspect of life "monitored better".
Apparently I didn't download enough protective software or change all the settings in the computer - well whatever I didn't do ..I just want to make you all aware that the problem is real and it is just as hard to keep it out of our pc's as it is a virus.
Bingo! How long have you been using the internet? The heads up is of course appreciated, but I would think everything you have said so far is common knowledge.
We have 4 kids and only the 4 year old and the 6 six year old are old enough to navigate the internet and the sites they can access are strictly controlled by us.