Thursday, November 1, 2007

PLN #16

I was looking through the 2 cents blog and i came across an article that was called Parents & Internet using teens. This article is talking about parents checking on there kids media use. It says that 87% of parents watch what there kids do. This is very reasonable because with all the treats from the outside including sexual predators and all the people out there to harm you. I also think though that there is a point where you are going to far on controlling your kids media use. If you talk to your kid then they should be able to use common sense pretty much do not talk to people you don't no its not safe at all. In the news i hear stories about people on myspace talk to some who is a predator they meet them and get harmed. Why would you go meet someone you never meet alone it is pretty ridiculous. He mentions this in the article.
That in 2004, we felt that we understood the Internet as a rich source of content. Some was good and some was bad, but it was a place to go to find answers. Today, however, our children seem to be spending more time interacting in their social networks, and, in my opinion, discovering and even inventing new ways to learn through those interactions

I think this is completely true and a good thought. But all in all in the end you just end to be smart and don't use online to meet people be safe.

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