The majority of us parents are aware there is a lot of harmful content on the Internet and try to protect our kids from. My child has become such a whiz in the computer it won’t be long before he’ll be able to hack through any protected accounts anyhow, so by the time he reaches that age I will not have the ability to stop him.
To be frank, I am a parent that really thinks that my children will probably be better off using as strong computer skills as possible. I don’t rely on restrictive filters or accounts much; I try to receive my kids to respect the values that we as parents are teaching them. We believe in trust rather than locking them out. I don’t count the cookies in the cookie jar or the coins in my purse. I trust my kids.
Lately Pokemon this and Pokemon that is all my son was talking about. He must have roughly one thousand cards and is pestering me to get a’Black and White’ brand new match for his DS. He’s about five packed toys, what he predicts Pokemon plush toys. He has gone favorably Pokemon mad which considering his age and interests seems perfectly fine for this mother. His friends get with their Pokemon cards, sprawl out on the floor and have a grand old time.
Now back to damaging content. Before computers, there have been always some jerks about 16 to 18 hanging out on the corner and telling kids picture facts about such and sex. In the world, it’s unavoidable. People for any reason become unhealthy. Now, I’ve been seeing YouTube movies for years and honestly, although I’ve watched plenty of movies with adult content, I have been too disturbed and have regarded it as a pretty safe environment for my kids to wander in and outside of (but maybe not linger too long). I tested YouTube by trying searches for items that I can’t mention here. YouTube faired well in the test.
However, I found abuse in YouTube at the last area I would have suspected it- Game Tutorial such as Pokemon! It was only by chance that I stumbled upon it for there is obviously no nudity in those and also the names are benign (“Black and White, Episode 5”). It’s the narrations which are most assuredly damaging children’s minds. A good deal of these narratives aren’t just filled with cursing; they explain violent, picture racial and sexual violence. You don’t want your children to be seeing this and spread the word to other parents.
We can’t protect our children from everything. The Internet has changed things, undoubtedly, but essentially we parents have the bottom line responsibility of teaching love and respect to our kids. Pokemon are good – keep track of your children’s monitors.