ForumTouchy Subjects ► Keep children off the internet
Every time you need to load a page, you swipe your license. Please discuss how this would be a brilliant idea for a glorious future.

Only sort of a joke
  
But dear lord, can you imagine all the 18 year olds on the Internet for the first time with absolutely no sense of online etiquette whatsoever?
  
Hmm, I guess it’d be like when 18 year olds are finally able to get into bars. Still though, can you imagine high schoolers in bars? I’m sure you’ve seen them before.
  
It's starting to sound like we should keep everyone off the Internet.
  
I get the impression that people tend to congregate around similar age groups anyway - and the Internet is big enough for more than one community.

Also, with the current state of sex ed around the world, I'd hate to see what relationships would be like without easy access to porn.
  
amras0000 said:
I'd hate to see what relationships would be like without easy access to porn.


...probably a lot better and more satisfying, especially for women 😂 porn is not exactly a reflection of what you should be should be arriving for in a relationship.
  
ITT: people who can't remember a time before the Internet discuss what a world without the Internet would be like.

Gosh, I'm old.
  
I believe kid proofing through browsers, apps and tablets will improve with time and this issue will continuously lessen. Algorithms take time to become better filters and I like downloading apps for my kids that don't allow them to comment or communicate at all online.
  
ITT: people who can't remember a time before the Internet discuss what a world without the Internet would be like.

Gosh, I'm old.


There's a big difference between having the Internet gradually become a part of your life and going from zero Internet to modern day Internet :P
  
E7 said:
I believe kid proofing through browsers, apps and tablets will improve with time and this issue will continuously lessen. Algorithms take time to become better filters and I like downloading apps for my kids that don't allow them to comment or communicate at all online.


To be fair, I agree that kids in primary school shouldn't be spending time chatting online, outside of things to the tune of club penguin (or whatever the youth nowadays are playing). Though you could argue that should be a parenting issue rather than a technological one.

But I know I'd have had a much shitter teenagehood if I didn't have the Internet around to give me some perspective while I was finding my identity.
  
I just want them off the internet so they’ll stop saying they’re 20 on tinder when they’re actually 17, which they decide to disclose a good bit later, so that I won’t have to deal with the fact that I flirted with a minor.
  
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