My Space, the adolescent and young adult version of spaces, is the bane of this teenager’s mom’s existence. My ds has caught me checking out his space and I don’t care. As long as he is living here he will be protected and monitored by his father and me.
Well, tonight he forgot to close out the most personal parts of his space – the part I can’t get into yet. I found some foul, disgusting posts and have already spoken with dh about it (the posts were from girls my ds’s age). We don’t agree on how to handle these things. If it were up to me, we would have filters that wouldn’t allow this stuff. Only problem with filters is that they are so sensitive that even I can’t look up everything I need to. There has to be one that we can use that will not allow adolescent obsenity but will allow us to do the other work we need to do on this pc. Suggestions, anyone?
Years ago I said that the internet will be both the most wonderful and the most horrible thing to enter our lives. Here I sit writing my thoughts and Wen in Chile and Sandra in England can read them! I have shared prayers with people around the world and across the nation and kept in touch with service people defending our rights wherever they are needed. These are wonderful, wonderful services provided by the internet!
BUT…some teenage girl can write a filthy tidbit to my ds who, I am sure, has to struggle enough to keep a sense of decency! Porn sites have invited him in since he was 12 years old. Messages of hate and indecency flood the portals open to our children – and to us!
So far, I have met wonderful people on my space. I am blessed by you! Thank you for being part of the wonderful part of the internet. Pray for the safety of our children. Pray for our safety as we venture into the world wide web. Be strong and stay on course.