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Kids and the wild, wild internet?

At what age do you think it’s acceptable for a child (or teenager) to have their own computer? I haven’t really thought about this, I think it depends on the individual child and how mature they are. For instance someone of 13 may be very clued up (I was) and know not to give out personal info, another may give out their mobile number to an online friend… which at 13 I think is risky.

Also, at what age do you think it’s okay for a child to be able to go onto the internet without their mom/dad monitoring everything that they visit/do? Again I think it depends on the individual, I was the same as you… well 11/12 when I started going online unsupervised. I’d say that’s a reasonable age as I never did anything bad but I think even then it’s a good idea to check the web history to make sure they haven’t stumbled across something they shouldn’t.

Do you think it is acceptable for parents to install spyware or keyloggers onto their children’s computers in order to check everything that they’re doing and/or also have access to all their children’s accounts? I do agree with this but only up to a certain age as every body is entitled to privacy. I think maybe under the age of 13, again depending on the maturity of the child. 13 is around the age that kids, especially girls start to be very private and if they found out their parents were logging their activity you can see it being a HUGE deal to them as an invasion of privacy, etc.

I pretty much agree with you with what you said in your blog and my introduction to the internet when very much the same. I had LOADS of online friends, websites, etc. which my mum never knew about.

» Posted By Kate On December 30, 2009 @ 6:11 am

Is it Wednesday yet?

I lucked out this year. As far as finals go, I have five classes: we’re not doing anything in one class, two take-home exams, and for the other two, I have to be there at 5:30pm and 3:00pm, so there’s no getting up early for me!

Good luck on your’s!

» Posted By Kate On December 9, 2008 @ 5:58 am

It’s a play in one act, three scenes and with two characters

I laughed so hard reading this! It’s probably completely inappropriate, but I couldn’t help it… haha. 🙂

» Posted By Kate On October 15, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

Productive weekend?

Productive… nothing.
But I did stay busy this weekend.
I wish I could’ve been productive.

What kind of psychology class are you taking?

» Posted By Kate On October 13, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

Unnaturally positive?

I had a similar thing happen to me awhile back, except they asked how I stay so relaxed all the time. Little did they know I’m stressed out all the time and without stress, I don’t function properly. 🙂

» Posted By Kate On October 9, 2008 @ 4:52 am

Perfect in that moment.

I believe the last one I have left on my phone is “what is celebate?” from a friend of mine. Hehe.

» Posted By Kate On October 9, 2008 @ 4:49 am

Safety on campus and against canines

I’ve (luckily) never had a bad encounter with a dog, as a family member of mine grooms dogs for a living. They also have 4 dogs and we have 2 of our own. Instead of a leash, my hubby and I installed an underground electric fence, so our dogs can roam through the yard, but the moment they get close to the wire, their collars beep to warn them. If they continue, it zaps them a bit. Seems to work pretty good.

The thing that really bothers me about the whole leashing thing is this lady who walks by our house. She’s got 4 dogs (2 over our city’s limit) and they’re all on those retractable leashes. She takes them for a walk twice a day and let’s them run up into people’s yards to do their business while on the leash. She once chewed me out because my dogs were barking (from inside their underground fence) at one of her dogs who was pooping in our yard. Absolutely ridiculous…

» Posted By Kate On September 30, 2008 @ 8:25 pm


Thanks for the comment. 🙂

Yeah, I think our hospital is dead-set on taking over first the south side of town, then perhaps the world. Who knows… Haha.

» Posted By Kate On September 28, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

Sorry you feel crummy — hope you feel better soon.

» Posted By Kate On September 28, 2008 @ 4:59 pm

In the same light.

Ahh that’s sweet. (=
“I’m good, aren’t I?”

You have so much content! It totally blows me away!
I think it’d take me months to go through it all. That’s wonderful.

» Posted By Kate On August 23, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

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