posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 05:19 PM
i favor restricted access, increasingly less restricted as they get older. im 17, and ive had unrestricted access for 4 years or so. i will admit,
however, that i am more capable, intelligent, and sensible than your average adult *blush*
the internet is a fantastic source of everything, other than sunlight (although, you can buy a sun lamp). yes, there are bad people and bad things
out there, all it takes is a little common sense to avoid them. just dont be stupid. dont meet someone, decide five minutes later to give your
address and then go have a beer with em. it just doesnt make sense. for the most part, its fine.
par exemple, ATS. i would gladly (minus plane fare) meet with people on currently on ATS because there is a definite face behind the avatar. you
cant just get on ats, you have to work hard at it, and then you become known and trusted. i wouldnt chill with you, flukemol, but id hang with plenty
of others (if theyd have me) because i can see by their point count and more importantly their work that they are here for ATS, not to prey on
irc. i know when i join #lesbians, i know they're all men. i know when i log onto irc.ambrosia.net, most are men (minus jshei and some others) and
i know hector is a bot. i wont meet any of them yet, but you cant have 40 people working with you, there isnt enough amory to go around!
in short, i favor the internet. stagger the ability given to kids, because there is stuff out there they dont need. i do believe that by 15 or 16,
however, most can handle any situation. jsut dont give em ur credit card.