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originally posted by: TheToastmanCometh
a reply to: WhiteAlice
id be more afraid of the Rake
I actually enjoy creepypastas...an alternatives to horror films as I get too worked up
But the parents should have been watching their activity
originally posted by: Staroth
The key is to raise intelligent kids. Teach them right from wrong and in this case reality from fantasy! It seems these parents were not paying attention...most likely ever. It's a prime example of why getting involved and staying involved is very important! Sure, it's okay for kids to read stuff like this and even make their own art. However make certain your kid knows it's fantasy fun and NOT reality.
More important: make sure your kid has the mental ability intact!
originally posted by: WhiteAlice
I honestly don't think it was solely Creepypasta at work in these girls' actions. I think it was a combination of things on the internet that convinced these girls that Slender Man was real and maybe a large dose of stupidity coupled with a dash of mental illness.
originally posted by: strongfp
This case has a myriad of instances, processes, emotions, etc. to take into account, and simply locking them up and throwing away the key isn't the way to go. Punishment for sure is in order, but not for 65 some off years they were charged with. A good example is child soldiers, or kids who grew up knowing one thing, and that was to kill, is there no hope for them?
These kids just fed off one another's fairy tales, and the internet. The parents, their teachers, family, what ever are part of the bigger picture from what I see.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: UnmitigatedDisaster
How do they even know about it?
I'm sorry, but my 11 year old damn sure will not be on any website, ATS included, discussing Slenderman or similar topics, without direct adult supervision.
I do let my kid read some of the fact based forum threads - after I read them first. Anything else. No.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Subnatural
Coming from a culture that had their children crying at night afraid of La Llorona or El Cucuy, I am not so sure I agree with you. It sounds like a lot of "in the old days" viewed through rose glasses.
ETA: Matter of fact, "slenderman" sounds like another version of El Cucuy, or "the boogeyman"
originally posted by: ThirdEyeChakra
More control over outside influences needs to be taken as with most child murderers they were obsessed by violent forms of entertainment