Teens on the internet

Teens on the internet

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/2067.html


So parents are putting filters on their kids internet usage. I wonder how effective these filters really are at stopping kids from doing things they wanted.

Most filters only work on IE, so any kids with Firefox is pretty much set to do as he pleases.

If a workaround is found, it is probably floating around school. If not asking one of the geeks to help you for 10$ usually works.

If they can set up an account on the computer(possibly with a geeks help) then they could use that.

Or if they are really savvy paying a geek to give them a bootable Linux CD like Knoppix to get around the security.



I could go on and on. The only solution I see working is at the ISP level. Everytime a browser(or anything accessing port 80) a password is asked for by the ISP. Depending on the password entered different sets of rules take effect. Maybe you could even link passwords to user accounts on the computer too. So not only do you need to know the browser password you need to be on the right account as well. If the user account isn't registered then access is not allowed.

Ways around that would be pretty difficult to do, either password stealing(which we have now anyway) or somehow not use your ISP.
 

Technetium

Diabloii.Net Member
If teenagers want to get porn so bad, why don't the parents just give it to them and save all this hoopla from being necessary?
 

Matt

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Because the reason they're going through all the trouble, is to prevent them from getting at porn. By giving it to them, yeah, you dont have to do the work, but you "lose the battle"
 

Freet

Diabloii.Net Member
I already had to delete a post on a thread that hasn't even gotten off the first page yet.

This is a bad sign.

Remember folks, kids surf this forum.
 

Technetium

Diabloii.Net Member
Matt said:
Because the reason they're going through all the trouble, is to prevent them from getting at porn. By giving it to them, yeah, you dont have to do the work, but you "lose the battle"
Yeah, but they're going to get it anyways. It's like telling your kids not to have sex. It won't work. Message to parents: Just give up. Don't bother trying.
 

DrunkPotHead

Diabloii.Net Member
If a teen is smart enough to get around the parental controls, then they can handle porn. It won't kill them, and it's not the end of the world.
 
Technetium said:
Yeah, but they're going to get it anyways. It's like telling your kids not to have sex. It won't work. Message to parents: Just give up. Don't bother trying.
Clever idea, Tech.

Too many parents do give up and don't bother trying. Those are usually the parents that have kids doing drugs, getting pregnant and sampling all those fine STD's out there, bombing out on life in general. A good parent has to try to monitor what their kids are doing and at least educate them about what's good and bad in the world. If a parent judges that an internet filter will help keep the slime out of their kids' lives for a while, more power to them.

Before any of you get your knickers twisted, no I am not saying if you do drugs or get pregnant, etc. you must have had bad parents. But being lackadaisical about what your kids are doing will certainly increase their chances of taking a wrong turn somewhere.
 

P2blr

Diabloii.Net Member
well, for the parents who just give up, make sure to get firefox.
number of virii from porn on IE: probably alot in the years or so before I knew of firefox
number of virii from porn on Firefox: yet to get one.

I was introduced to porn at a very early age(8) by my older brother, and up until recently(when I was 16) my dad always got angry whenever he caught me in the act. Although, when I first started... looking... we had a server that showed every web page that was visited, and yet I still did it and he never got angry when it was on there, only whenever he accidentally came home in the mornings.
He never put on a filter, and now that I'm old enough to know my way around the internet, he doesn't even need to.
I love the microsoft site what parents can do to protect kids online, it's good for a larf
 

Hatsepsut

Banned
If I had a teen I wouldn't worry about the porn so much as about a lot of other crap they can encounter on the internet. A while back I watched a swedish documentary (Insider) where a girl from their staff pretended to apply for a seemingly "legit" modeling job. Upon meeting her employer he then explained to her that in order for her to start working her first assignment was naturally to have sex with said employer. Such, and similar, scams is what I would worry about.
 

Jesse24

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When my dad found out I had been surfing porn, he bought me a playboy mag so that I would stay out of the "Hardcore stuff". Seems like a good idea, but a subscription would have been more effective. :lol:
 
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