September 11, 2006
Is Bess still on the prowl?/MySpace minder and Danger Zone
I knew there are Internet predators, but I had no idea to what degree they were after children. While I think kids need to explore in order to learn the right way to behave online and in general, but I think it's important for parents to mind what they are looking at every now and then because it would be so easy for a predator to come to the house or worse. While I hated that stupid Bess in school that would come up in middle school every time I typed in random phrases like peanut butter and got kicked off, I'm kind of glad. While we are constantly looking up statistics about people being murdered, do we really want to be apart of those statistics?
Posted by ErinWaite at September 11, 2006 10:09 AM
What is 'Bess'? Is this something that again reveals my age?
Posted by: Cherie at September 12, 2006 05:19 PM
While I agree with you to a point, there are limits which need to be set. Sure we should protect our youth from sex predators and child porn, but in my school at least, many of the sites which got blocked were completely harmless, and yet AOL chat rooms were still accessable with minimal effort. I'd rather have my kid looking at some harmless porn or reading up on osama bin laden than being stalked in some chat room.
Posted by: Paul Crossman at September 12, 2006 07:31 PM
Bess is this dog that was like a cyber nanny that would pop up and block any website that had so much as an inappropriate word on it.
Posted by: ErinWaite at September 12, 2006 07:41 PM