Well that’s a while
I don’t even wanna know what that ten-year-old found online.
mistakes were made
Good news, you can have a block put in to narrow his roaming.
50’s way too harsh. Try 13.
Remember kids: as long as there are no images, violence and cruelty are completely fine! Now Andy, how about you have Jason read a wholesome and innocent book where there is no cruelty or violence, like the Bibl- Oh… Wait…
Y’know, I’d actually like it if Jason cought her in a hypocrisy. Watch something like Passion of the Christ and just wait for her to come in during a particularly violent scene. “so, it’s OK to read it but it’s not OK to see the imagery?”
If he doesn’t see it on the computer, he’ll see it on the street. When I was Jason’s age, there were no home computers … but we were able to get our hands on copies of Playboy and Penthouse magazines and take them to the local ball field where we could peruse them at our leisure. When we got home, and mom asked us where we were, we’d say “at the ball field” … easy-peasy.
The local news consists mostly of people doing bad things to each other. Lots of stuff children shouldn’t be exposed to.
… so most of you seem to think it’s a bad thing for parents to try to shield their children from certain things? Just open the gates and let them do anything they want? I personally think it’s my duty as a parent. But then I have one son that has a good job and raising a family and very involved with his children and another that is in the top 5% of his class and never been in any trouble… hmmm… maybe I’m doing something wrong…
More to the point is how it’s portrayed. News, schools, history, the Bible, science and nature, have the: “See kids, that man just shot that other man. That’s bad.” While most movies and songs show the: “See kids, that man just shot that other man. That’s cool!”
There are certain points of the Bible kids will easily understand, but others that may take more maturity. For example, children are often taught that David killed Goliath. Usually when kids are entering puberty it is a time to learn that David killed Uriah. The reasons behind Goliath’s defeat in war and Uriah’s murder are as a different as night and day.
Way to go, Mom!
You dun goofed, kid.
One thousand years ago, kids saw the most horrendous things… Heck, even today, in large parts of the world, the most horrendous things happen in a public sphere…
Looks like they traded in Mom’s old iFruit for a PC. Progress?
For once, I have to partly side with Andy. GOT is not something, that a 10-year-old should watch.
There was one strip where Jason was watching The Sopranos. It started where Andy and Roger say that the third season took so long to shoot and now the fourth season has been postponed, so they wonder when that will debut. It then shows Jason with a mustache drinking a beer watching the show, also an indicator the Fox children are not going to be kids forever. :)
This is true and has been for a long time. Hell, I learned my first dirty joke in Sunday School class back in the late 60s. LOL
I know that technology has moved on, but this strip makes me miss the I-Fruit.
Nothing on the internet is safe for children. If you type “boy” in the search window, you can find some nude pictures of them even though you didn’t type “nude” and you can also find pictures of nude boys having sex with either genders. Those pictures pop in the queue simply because there are “boy” in there = male gender so the computer throw in any picture with males in them indiscriminately. The same with “girl” and any other words. Best thing to do is put in a block on all of family computers…but you can’t protect them when they go over other people’s homes and use theirs. Or even on their smartphones as there is no block capability on smartphones. Best give them regular flip phone without data plan…again, you can’t protect them when they use other’s phones.
NORTON security just introduced a block as part of their NORTON family protection program for a smartphone.
I wonder if she ever saw cartoons from the 1950’s and 1960’s? Wile E Coyote falls off a cliff and walks away. A boulder falls on him and he walks away. Daffy Duck gets shot and he lives. Cartoons were more violent than people realize.
He would have been fine to watch it. Very G-rated last night.