internet warning-wanted parents to know

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by wendy, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i was watching the today show this morning. they had a warning for parents. kids are going on youtube and finding ways to get high and or drunk from uploaded videos on youtube.

    just wanted to let parents know about this! i have 4 kids and am a concerned parent. just wanted to pass this along to all the moms/dads on the forum.

  2. warcard

    warcard Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    SE Indiana
    I don't have kids, but considering half the stuff my husband looks at on you-tube [​IMG] I would definitely block the site unless I was there.
  3. RJ_Hythloday

    RJ_Hythloday In the Brooder

    Aug 27, 2008
    I was letting my kids watch stuff on youtube a while ago, and they kept clicking away on links uploaded by this user etc. Any ways I noticed they were on a ''how to shave a (girls privates)'' I quickly hit alt+f4 and I don't think they knew what they were looking at. But I had no idea that type of stuff (nudity) was even on youtube.

    On another note, my 15 yo complains that the public library computers block youtube to under 18 accounts, then she comes home w/ the movie 300. I was very upset and complained to the library. They said they were reviewing their policy regarding minors and R rated movies. Yikes!
  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Aol has filters on it. I have set ours to filter porn, nudity, etc. Not that we look at that stuff. But when we sometimes are looking for stuff online things come on the page that I don't want to see or read!
    Certainly don't want my kids reading or seeing it!

    Our laptop can only be used at the kitchen table. Right now my oldest is the only one allowed online. She is 13 and I don't walk away. I know where she goes. She can not go to myspace, facebook or anything like that. Hate to hoover over her like that but you have to!

  5. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I guess there are some advantages of dial-up:)

  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I saw that report this morning and it's appalling that these kids could even make those video's to post. They are 11-13 years old! Scary.
  7. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:amen to that! we got rid of dial up though.
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:very scary!! it looked like one picture they showed a older kid was getting a younger kid (like 7) to drink alcohol from a funnel/tube thing!!! [​IMG] who would show this to a kid? hurt yourself but not your little brother/sister, there friends, or cousins, etc. I could go on and on! [​IMG]

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