Does the Internet make a great babysitter?

Does the Internet make a great babysitter?
 

 
 
 
 

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EternalX
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There are AntiVirus programs or Internet Security programs out there that I believe have an option to block certain content or specific websites, so if someone had that on their computer than I think maybe it wouldn't be such a bad thing; But the internet will not or should not ever replace a physical person doing the babysitting.

Anonymous

Kid + Internet = Deep s**t, my kids in a few hours managed to get 3 of the rarest awware viruses on the web... HOW.

Kids shouldnt be allowed on computers purely because theyre too stupid to understand that 90% of the internet is full of "naughty things", and i dont just mean spyware on a few occasions.

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I don't have kids, but if I do and I teach my kids how to use the Internet safely and be supervised, then the Internet makes a great babysitter for me. The Internet won't be that much of a babysitter if I'm not a great parent, though.

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Anonymous

Kids should be under supervision when surfing the web.

Anonymous

Love your tags on this one Rodney. I think the internet as a whole can't work as a nanny because even with software filters, content is added too fast be controlled by any organisation.

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I've been on the Internet sense I was about 7 years old, and I'm now 30. I started on the C64 with Q-Link, and then to the full internet a few years later, have worked for an Internet company being a chat site mod, and have owned my own chat rooms, and forums over the years, so I guess you can say I've seen some of the weirdest, grossest, sickest, perverted, illegal, etc.. things the net has had to to offer over the past 2 1/2 decades lol! There are ways to block sites from a kids computer using software, like NetNanny, etc.., but the best way is to educate your kids, and keep track of what they are doing, I also say something like NetFlix which is on the net, is good to keep the kids quiet for a few hours, once you as a parent/guardian find something you think is right for them to watch, just don't rely on it 100%, cause that's called not being a good parent/guardian. The Internet can be a great "Tool" for kids and parents, if used in a safe way.

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Advice Dog > Than All.

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When ever the wife and I need a night out on the "town", we sit kids infront of the computer, open up a browser and call it a night.
This is exactly why all "adult" sites need to end in xxx. But then again you can block "it" all day long and there are ways to find "stuff".
Is this a poll or a vlog video?

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Anonymous

Call me old-fashioned, but kids ought not be on the Net before they're say, 10 or 12 -- at all. They should go to school, do their homework, and go outside and play with friends or take up sports. The exception to this rule could be 'for informational purposes' but then it'd have to be supervised by an adult 100% of the time.

The Internet makes a horrible, horrible nanny because it is a gateway drug to isolation and lazy parents are lapping it up because it frees their troubled (read: restrained by responsibility) hands somewhat so they can go where they want to go and party it up instead of taking responsibility for properly raising their kids.

To the parents who are reading this and are getting infuriated at what I just wrote; I suggest you take a long hard look in the mirror before dismissing this.

Anonymous

By 12 or 13 adults won't have a choice, kids will be actively looking for it. If they can't find it they'll just do what every other generation did and get a hold of a Playboy and hide it somewhere.

The one thing that is really bad on the internet are the crazy beheading and mutilation videos, THOSE will mess you up. Take it from someone who misspelled behaving as a kid and without reading clicked the first link... Not fun.

Anonymous

Actually, no. The people answering "Yes, excellent babysitter" are most likely the few individuals who were babysat by the internet, and the internet only, for their entire adolescent lives. I know I was, and hey, I've got a job, a home to call my own, a beautiful wife, and twins on the way. Sure, I was introduced to some nasty things during my free web surfing days as a teen, but I think you underestimate just how much a teen can handle. None of the gore on /b/ left me scarred for life. If anything, it desensitized me a bit, but certainly not to the point that I became a self-centered emotionless douchebag who doesn't attend his family members funerals. Anyway, I feel like I'm just rambling at this point, so here's my closing statement; The internet shaped me into the person I am today, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Anonymous

I was a little creeped out when you said "Oh yes, I can be very bad"

3dGameMan
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Remember, that was the Internet Nannie ;)

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Let me guess, the folks answering "Yes, excellent babysitter" are not parents ;)

Anonymous

Pretty ignorant comment there...

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Anonymous

3dgameman for U.S. president!!!!

3dGameMan
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LOL... Sorry, but I wasn't born in the USA.

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You could run for Prime Minister of Canada then ;-)

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Great video! I thought it was so funny how my parents hated the adult content web filter software they installed on my pc just as much as I did because the software would constantly block web pages that did not have any adult content whatsoever. They would regularly be unblocking websites that should not have even been blocked in the first place :)

Anonymous

"pork turns into porn"

If only this happened in the real world...

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So smart, he added porn as a tag!

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ROFLMAO! OMG ROD your really stretched it with the keys on the keyboard. but your right, parents dont realize what their kids know(especially the TECH savvy teens), Most kids get this kind of devious searching from school and friends that have no kind of parenting in their life. the internet can be an angel, but it can also be a devil. they can learn all kinds a GREAT things online...but it just have way too much exposure...for "OTHER" stuff.

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It's difficult to filter each site on it's content. My oldest brother has three kids. They always have supervision when they want to go on the internet. Except the oldest who is 13. He can surf freely because he has an appropriate age and knows to much to find a sideway.(he got caught) They have two accounts on the pc with special network limitations. First is for surfing and the other is for school stuff and they have privileges to use chat program's like skype and msn. If they are alone No internet!!!

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Well there is a ton of software that can make the internet a great babysitter (i.e. family safety by windows live essentials), but to be honest i don't think that information alone is what will develop a kids character, it's the parents that should instill manners and character, if you can learn your kid what love is and what sex is then your kid will know what he is looking at on his screen, and most importantly (every parent forgets this) you MUST be the example of the values you wish to pass on, as we say that you must be the change you want to see in the world and not expect it to happen on it's own...
Long story sort great parents are the ones that are great people!
i don't think it's bad for my kid to miss-type pork i just want him to be ready when he does, i believe that kids must be prepared not protected, it's just like bike, i will attach helper wheels on my kids bike for his first day but i MUST get them out on the second otherwise he won't fall if he won't fall he won't know how to get up, and it's way easier for a kid to learn to get up then an adult.
Long story sort the internet could be a great babysitter if i am a great parent!
Or a really lousy babysitter if i am a really lousy parent!

Anonymous

I have basicly seen everything on the internet now. It all started when i was around 7 years old when i saw porn for the very first time (It was an accident where i went to Chaetplanet.com instead of cheatplanet.com which is a site for video games cheat codes). Then a few years later i found 2 girls one cup. After that i found vvideoes of peoples commiting suicide and other peoples killing peoples (hanging, shooting, beheading and so forth). Also i have found some illegal stuff by accident like underage and so. Now I'm 18 years old and i will definelty be carful about what my future kids are doing on the internet. I don't care what i have to do, but i will somehow block certian search words, sites ect.

I'm still here, but i don't know how my future kids will react if they see stuff like this :/

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lol what u say that is kinda part of growing up S: sure you can block that when they are at their home. but i dont think u can block that when ur kids are a friends house.

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