Originally Posted by opentune
Now what about for little Johnny InsanePollack Jr. who gets home from school at 3:30 with no parents home? Same rules?
Ok, you may say Mr. Insane Polaack Sr. say 'hey Johnny, no computer while I'm not home". Upon which Johnny abides.....and then goes to friends house at 3:30 to view all the bad vids.
See what I mean?
I used to do the same thing and turned out just fine. My kid knows the difference between TV, internet, and reality. We let her watch whatever she wants as long as it isn't porn. She is also very respectful, has good manners, and is a mostly A student.
Censorship makes kids curious. Allowing them to see what they want removes that curiosity, and it becomes no big deal. Tell a kid they can't do something and they will. Tell them they can and it isn't as interesting anymore.