Originally Posted by akrab
my kids do not get on the computer without asking first and they do not go into chat rooms or do instant messaging. When they want to get on the computer I always ask them why they need to get on it. It is also out in an open area so that they can be watched at any time. I trust my kids but do not trust other people that they may have contact with if that makes sense. My oldest (16) gets on the computer for maybe an hour a night to look up car parts or download music for his MP3 player... my 10 year old likes to look up xbox codes or play at Nickelodeon.. my daughter likes to read the blogs of our friends and family members... I am not a strict parent I dont think but I do watch out for my kids safety where ever they may be... if that makes any sense....
I read a billboard sign the other day that got posted locally, it said 1 out of 5 children are sexually sollicited online. It did not say abused, it said sollicited. But from that, I know that 100% of children are sexually sollicited on the school bus, and in school. The internet is no more dangerous than chatting in school, and it is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with people and learning.