Talking to a 10-year-old about porn

images.jpgIan in Hamburg is asking for help about talking to his 10 year old daughter about how she was exposed to online porn a few days ago.  Some of the comments are pretty good.  I don’t think much of Google’s filtering which is suggested a couple of times.  I still see questionable stuff on occasion.

One comment that “concerns me” is how 10 year olds should know about sex.  We didn’t have that discussion in school until Junior High I believe. (12 and 13 years old maybe?)  Have we become that used to sex that it’s more common at that early age?  That’s kind of scary and concerning.  I thought we were getting a handle on teenage pregency.

Hmm, maybe we watched too much Dallas and Knots Landing way back when. 🙂

edit: There’s even a website for having the talk.

Today’s Scary Thought from WordPress.com’s front page

Would someone *PLEASE* explain to me why this post about shit eating is listed as wordpress.com’s hawt post?

At least there’s no pictures.

No, I’m not kidding.

Yes, I’m all for free speech and all that. Heck, I’ll even live with Matt’s warped sense of Free Speech (And I can’t believe I just wrote that) but not as the number one post for all of wordpress.com.

I’ll upload a screen cap later on. I can’t do graphics work on this terminal.

School Web Site Sends Readers To Porn Page

Why you should always check your links on occasion:

From here:

STONE MOUNTAIN — School administrators were shocked to
discover that a DeKalb County middle school’s Web site included a link
to a porn site, Atlanta TV station WSB reported.

Readers using the Stone Mountain Middle School’s Web site could find the link on the site’s student resources section.

The section includes links to educational sites such as the DeKalb Public Library, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and NASA.

Among the 36 links was a link to a porn site called Black Girl Magazine.

Black Girl Magazine was a legitimate magazine aimed at middle- and
high-school girls, according to founder and publisher Kenya Jordana
James.

James said it never contained any pornography.

James is a senior at a local high school who has won numerous awards for her magazine.

But she allowed the rights to the domain name to lapse.

Earlier this month, someone on the Caribbean island of Curacao picked up the rights to the name for a porn site.

School officials said they immediately removed the link from the
school’s Web site when the television station alerted them to the
problem.

“In the future we will monitor (the Web site) a lot closer,” DeKalb
County School District spokesman Dale Davis said in a statement.

Everyday Hogwash

Hidden fees. Really tiny fine print. Overbooked airplanes. Hypnotic hold music. Ah, what companies force us to put up with everyday! If we didn’t laugh at these itchy little grains of sand in the bathing suit of life, we’d have to cry, or perhaps even scream in the grocery line. But we all know screaming doesn’t get you invited to many parties. So let’s kick back and have some therapeutic yuks at the millions of little ways companies stick it to us.

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