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I thought I couldn't be shocked, but this article set me back on my heels.  I'd like you to read it to be aware of the gravity of the situation.  This is NOT for children and you should understand this writer is not offering a solution.  When a "British liberal feminist from the 60's" is calling for standards, we must be in trouble.  This is why I'm working as hard as I can to produce our "Keep Your Kids Safe In This Internet Age" series. Al Menconi How the faceless and amoral world of cyberspace has created a deeply disturbing... generation SEX By  OLIVIA LICHTENSTEIN  www.dailymail.co.uk  28th January 2009 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1129978/How-faceless-amoral-world-cyberspace-created-deeply-disturbing--generation-SEX.html Remember that Hilaire Belloc cautionary tale - Matilda told such dreadful lies, it made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes? I used to love it as a child when telling lies was one of the naughtiest things you could

What Every Parent Needs to Know About a Kid's Online World

Should you let your preteens get involved in an online social network? The following link is what a mother and writer for Good Housekeeping online found when her eight-year-old asked how to spell “Penguin.” It is an excellent article that all parents of preteens should read. If you don’t have the time to read the complete article of more than 2500 words, the following are the highlights. She has great insight. I wish I has said it. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/activities/undercover-club-penguin The following article was for space only. Undercover in a Kid's Online World What one mom learned in her journey through kiddie cyberspace — and what every concerned parent needs to know By Sharon Duke Estroff In the middle of a playdate with one of his best buddies a few months ago, my then-8-year-old came over and asked me how to spell "penguin." "Penguin?" I asked, puzzled. "As in Mr. Popper's Penguins?" "No," Jake clarifi
I occasionally receive “hate mail.” Can you believe it, I never have anything controversial to say.   This letter from "Alex in Great Britain" intrigued  me because it was so filled with hatred, venom and misinformation about Christianity.  Alex was especially angry because we posted “homosexual content” under the “sexual/nudity” section of one of our game reviews.  We didn't say it was right or wrong.  We simply noted that the game contained homosexual content. Because of this "hateful" comment, Alex felt a need to call us names and much more.   He went on and on for pages.    You may pick up some of what he had to say from my response.  Hope you find it informative.   Hey Alex, I love how you tolerate my beliefs.  Christians are asked to tolerate everything and everyone, but when you disagree with us we are called "hateful and bigoted."  Can't we agree to disagree?  You said if I really investigated Darwinism I wouldn't believe in an un