knows about this site called imvu? It's a teen chat site, but yeah, I SO DO NOT want my kids to have anything to do with this site!
My 11 yr old daughter Amber keeps visiting this site when she is at her dad's (and my mom's). They uninstall the chat but somehow it keeps getting reinstalled on their computers. I told them they need to lock the computer with a password, as well as make an admin password for any kind of changes to the computer...such as downloading items. This way she won't be able to access that kind of thing. I feel like they just don't care enough to pay attention to what she's doing on the computer.
The internet is a dangerous thing. Just because it's a teen chat site, does NOT mean that only teens are there. There could be some nasty ass old men on there pretending to be 13 year old girls...and you can bet there sure as hell are! I have told my kids repeatedly that you cannot believe anything anyone tells you in a chat...they could be anyone, anywhere...and that is scary.
My kids say I am mean because I don't let them get on my computer when they are with me. Well oh well. Too bad. In my opinion, kids don't belong on the internet at all unless they are doing research for homework. There is just too much stuff online that they could come across completely by accident....and to me it's just not worth the risk. They can call me mean all they want...when they are grown and responsible adults and pay their own way, then they can do what they want.
All in all, I'd rather be safe than sorry. What about you?
Answer by amandajoy21 at 6:59 AM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by lstrickland at 9:28 AM on Jul. 8, 2011
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