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School’s Out and Your Kids Are Online:

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:42 AM
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This article lists the top 100 searches by kids.

Guess what is in the top 6...

#4. SEX
#6 PORN

That's right, above Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson.
Above Yahoo, eBay, Wikipedia.

Would it be fair to say that kids are watching graphic sex scenes more than almost every web activity?

When most kids are more computer literate than their parents, parental controls may not be active or may be overwritten by a kid.

Disturbing, but take a look at the entire list, which includes 2 #100's and no #66.
Why? Who knows..secret numeroligy? Here's a tidbit and the top 15 searches..


According to OnlineFamily.Norton, kids’ top 100 search terms include sites like YouTube, eBay and Craigslist, as well as social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. The words “sex” and “porn” also made it to the top, ranking number four and six respectively. Number nine on the list was “fred,” for Fred Figglehorn, a popular fictional character whose YouTube channel has become a hit among kids. Other popular search terms include Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and the Black Eyed Peas’ song “Boom Boom Pow.” Check out the full list below:

1. YouTube
2. Google
3. Facebook
4. Sex
5. MySpace
6. Porn
7. Yahoo
8. Michael Jackson
9. Fred (A popular fictional character whose YouTube channel has become a hit among kids.)
10. eBay
11. You Tube
12. YouTube.com
13. Gmail
14. Wikipedia
15. Miley Cyrus (Singer and star of the Disney Channel’s hit series “Hannah Montana.”)


Source




posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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reply to post by imd12c4funn
 


I cant speak for everyone.. but I was looking at porn at that age, along with hentai...

My parents did find out once, but I learned to hide it after that. By the age of 13, I could leave no trace of the searches on my computer.

I would clear the logs, and delete the temporary cache to be safe. Then I would go and search for anime, and other things like that to make it look like I had been doing something fairly harmless.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:56 AM
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Originally posted by imd12c4funn

1. YouTube
2. Google
3. Facebook
4. Sex
5. MySpace
6. Porn
7. Yahoo
8. Michael Jackson
9. Fred (A popular fictional character whose YouTube channel has become a hit among kids.)
10. eBay
11. You Tube
12. YouTube.com
13. Gmail
14. Wikipedia
15. Miley Cyrus (Singer and star of the Disney Channel’s hit series “Hannah Montana.”)



What makes me wonder is why the are searching for some of the sites to begin with. Who searches YouTube.com or Ebay or even Yahoo? Why not just go there



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:22 AM
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Natural and normal for kids to take an interest in adult things as they grow up. I am not seeing the problem.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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It's better tweens and early teens find sites to stream porn off otherwise they're gonna download the wrong thing and end up with a virus instead of busty blondes.

Strange how porn can give your computer the equivalent to an STD.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:41 AM
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Shocking for the older generation maybe, but this whole process of self discovery via the internet is becoming the norm.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:02 AM
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2. Google

4. Sex

6. Porn

8. Michael Jackson


Is this some sort of sick joke?



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:36 AM
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[edit on 29-8-2009 by Elliot]



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 04:26 AM
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I hope they're not using Google to search for Google....?

That would just be weird.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 05:38 AM
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Seriously, get over it. Sex isn't some sort of forbidden activity. Kids SHOULD learn about it, and its better they do it in a safe environment and learn whats fine and whats not fine so that they know what to expect and what they should avoid.

I remember back when I was in school, we had sex ed at grade 2 and we were much better adjusted as a result.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 05:49 AM
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Originally posted by YourForever
Natural and normal for kids to take an interest in adult things as they grow up. I am not seeing the problem.


The problem is that most kids introductory to sex is through porn on the internet. It gives them an unrealistic aspiration of what the human body is supposed to look like. Boys grow up expecting slim women with large breasts, which is an unnatural look only achieved by breast implants. Girl's expect the guys to have huge penis's. What does this do to the mindset of our youth when they have to deal with how their NORMAL bodies grow, not looking like the porn they have grown up watching. There's your problem



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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What a relief to hear sex is right up in the top 4.

At least all the chemicals and fluoride in tooth paste and water hasn't dulled the sexual desire of our little ones.

I Seem to remember a discussion about sexual desire and the environment dulling that the very feelings we need to procreate.

Our children are progressing normally.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 06:07 AM
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It looks more like a PR story from Norton that wants to sell parental control software. Isn't it weird that the parents who bought the software with which the data was collected don't know their kids are searching for porn while Norton does?

Anyway, parents out there should learn more about their computers, if I had kids I would setup a linux box which would log all activity and maybe use something like Dansguardian. I'm all up for self discovery but I'd rather want them to have a 'normal' experience first instead of looking at porn and trying to imitate that believing that is how it's done.

[edit on 29/8/2009 by Dragonfly79]



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 06:58 AM
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If you have a computer, you should know how to use it. If you are ignorant of such things, then letting your kids online unsupervised is stupid.

Miraj, you were lucky to have PC-illiterate parents. Anyone with working knowledge of the computer could easily determine the sites you look at, even if you "clear the cache" or "delete temp files". Those are just basic privacy things which are not cast iron guranteed to cover your tracks.

My little ones are too little (5+6) to do anything apart from go on cartoon network or play The Sims 3, but I have locked down their account on windows as a precaution and I'd like to see them try and work around it.

Even if they did, somehow, manage too and even if they did "clear their tracks" as Miraj did, then i'd just check my router logs for recent actvity, or have a rummage around in the dark recesses of the hard drive for clues.

Anyone who is ignorant of the technology or complains "I didn't know what the kids were doing" only has themselves to blame if it comes and bites them on the arse.

[edit on 29/8/09 by stumason]



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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Your hormones are all over the place with puberty n stuff.

and if kids can get away with watching and downloadin naughty stuff, that's exactly what they're going to do


Rebellion and being inquisitive are just part of growing up.
And at least while they're watching it, they're not out on the streets gettin up to all sorts of bad stuff.




posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
The problem is that most kids introductory to sex is through porn on the internet. It gives them an unrealistic aspiration of what the human body is supposed to look like. Boys grow up expecting slim women with large breasts, which is an unnatural look only achieved by breast implants. Girl's expect the guys to have huge penis's. What does this do to the mindset of our youth when they have to deal with how their NORMAL bodies grow, not looking like the porn they have grown up watching. There's your problem


Wow. This is the greatest statement I've read so far. So true.

It's not normal for kids these days to search for these topics online. It's what has been allowed by society and MSM. It is whats pushed by the TV and the scandalous reality shows, cable shows, etc.

The problem is that we keep telling ourselves it's normal. Don't you people get it? Its NOT NORMAL. This is the reason why there is immorality rates skyrocketing around our culture. Look around!

That's the problem with the internet and kids. It's teaching them instead of YOU!



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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What the hell is an "immorality rate" when it's at home? Moriality is such an ambiguos thing and changes from person to the next, so this assertion of yours is quite invalid.

Also, yes it is normal, it's just done in a different media.

When I was younger, the internet was just emerging, but I knew where my Dad kept his porno mags and videos, so went to fish them out when I could. Failing that, I'd study the lingerie section in a catalogue! Wherever I could find pictures of women, basically.

As young lads, we also knew where stashes of porno kept by the older boys was kept and went to fish that out too. It's no different.

Back years ago, boys would try and sneek a peek in girls changing rooms, or try too look up girls skirts. Telling yourself it isn't normal is the abnormal thing here.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Exactly stumason.

It is completely healthy and normal for kids and early teens to be curious and fascinated by sex.

Its part of growing up.
Never goes away either



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by uk today
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Exactly stumason.

It is completely healthy and normal for kids and early teens to be curious and fascinated by sex.

Its part of growing up.
Never goes away either



But surely not through watching porn movies?



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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What the hell did you do when a young teenager? Are you male or female?

Someone would always have access to a porno and then you'd get your mates round, be it a video or a magazine. You'd all then oggle at the sexy ladies. If it wasn't a porno, it would be a catalogue. Teenagers, especially boys with their hormones, will find anything about sex interesting and seek it out.




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