Michael Young
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Michael Young commented on 29 Mar 2009
There absolutely is legitimate use for this app - and it should not be banned. As a responsible parent of curious teens I am liable for what they do on my network. Some things that kids do on the net could be considered criminal even though the kids might not know it. It's my job to make sure that my network isn't being used in ways that I myself could get in trouble for. I think that could absolutely be a useful tool in doing exactly that. In this day when teens are often being arrested and charged as sex offenders for sending explicit pictures to each other - protect them from themselves. I'll bet that those parents of arrested teens wish that they had done a little more to prevent it.

I can see where this could be used for insidious purposes but so can a lot of things.
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Michael Young replied on 29 Mar 2009
No it is not a shared family network - as it's also not a shared liability if "child pornography" is disseminated on it - it is MY network and MY liability - and MY responsibility to make sure that it isn't used for illegal purposes. Busybody? I don't hink so - just protecting myself and my children from doing things that come naturally and might happen to land them in an awful lot of PREVENTABLE trouble.

I guess you don't have kids huh?

Michael Young replied on 01 Apr 2009
You people like to throw out the "failure" of a parent without even considering the possibility of other things. In my case - I have been arguing the legitimate use of this - I haven't actually used it or installed it - or even downloaded it for that matter.

If you think I have failed as a parent then so be it - that's your opinion. But consider this... I have 3 kids and I am a single parent - the kids lost their mom when my middle kid was 9. I work full time and have to do ALL of the work of raising my family. 2 of the kids have been absolutely no problem to me whatsoever and I don't monitor their internet at all. The middle child has very severe issues and some extreme violent tendancies - despite filtering (which he finds ways around) medication and therapy he still has issues. Did I fail him? I guess so according to you people - even though I do everything in my power to help him. So - even though I know that he has violent and suicidal tendancies I shouldn't keep an eye on his activities? I should what - either have him locked up? Institutionalized? With a little window into what's going on in his life I can actually help him before something does happen. Busybody - right... Leave him alone on the internet entirely? Or maybe just keep an eye on his activities and hopefully there's no sign that he's going to do something very bad.

Stop being so freaking judgmental people - life isn't perfect sometimes - have a little compassion.
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