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web warps minds by Ken Dunn on 16 June 2012 6:44pm
 
I came across Platell's People in today's Daily Mail that had the headline, 'Two deaths and how the web warps young minds'. The item discusses the circumstances of the deaths and the free for all rubbish that exists on certain websites. It ends with the following two paragraphs which I have copied verbatim:

'This cannot continue. The cyberbullies must be outlawed. The time for legislation is long overdue.
How many more young lives will be lost before society is prepared to take the measures needed to protect our children from the depravity of the online world - and in doing so restore a sense of humanity to the real world.'

Fortunately here in palinstravels I think we have some sense of humanity.
 
Re: web warps minds by johnnyBgood! on 16 June 2012 7:51pm
 
I read her article Ken and although I don't always agree with her, I like her style.
The part about the young man being taunted to throw himself off a multi-storey car park quite upset me. What are we becoming ?

There are many positives about the internet but however we view it, the genie can't be put back in the bottle.

My grandson will never play a computer game with me but he'll be kicking a ball with me in a few minutes when Meg brings him to stay here.
 
Re: web warps minds by kazzzz on 17 June 2012 1:11am
 
I have been criticized by more than one person for "holding Ava back" because I have no computer ( I just post here from my phone ), no satellite telly, no video games not even a landline phone.
My daughter loves the garden and the outdoors. There is little she doesn't know about insects and gardening. She communicates extremely well, lovesher books, we have several pets she cares for, she's a happy bright kid, interested in everything.

Next year she is at school and I have been told that I have to get her a computer. I will coz I have to. She will take to it like a duck to water and I'm glad that she has had her first years free of staring at screens in isolation.
 
Re: web warps minds by johnnyBgood! on 17 June 2012 2:03am
 
Karen, I just adore you. What sense you just spoke. You could babysit for Jacob John anytime. ( he's asleep upstairs with the wee yin as I type.)

Best wishes to wee Ava (can't believe she'll be going to school soon) and the 'big girls'.

And to you my special friend xxx
 
Re: web warps minds by kazzzz on 17 June 2012 3:37am
 
Thanx matey :)
A lot of people think I'm a bit weird coz of my hippy clothes probably, that's fine with me. If weird is wanting to teach your kids and spend time with them instead of using the telly for a babysitter then I'm fine being weird
 
Re: web warps minds by johnnyBgood! on 17 June 2012 3:46am
 
Don't make me love you more than I already do !

( good old-fashioned Scottish sense coming from you 'gorgeous one' )
 
Re: web warps minds by kazzzz on 17 June 2012 3:55am
 
Sorry for making sense, Ava and I have been stuck indoors for 2 weeks with coughs and colds (I've only escaped to go to work). Clearly this does not suit me.
 
Re: web warps minds by johnnyBgood! on 17 June 2012 4:10am
 
40 or 50 fags a day keep coughs at bay from me. :)
 
Re: web warps minds by kazzzz on 17 June 2012 4:11am
 
Revolting! I won't let anyone smoke near me or Ava, I make the biggest fuss ever.
 
Re: web warps minds by kazzzz on 17 June 2012 4:12am
 
Anyway there's already a smoking thread so moving on.....
 
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