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[–] MissBehaved 32 points Edited

Keep children off of the internet. That includes tiktok. They should view nothing that hasn't been reviewed by a parent first. This whole thing comes down to keeping kids offline. There's no excuse now; we know it is harmful and that porn is impossible to avoid.

My parents didn't let me watch TV or get a phone or anything like that for most of my life. I used to scorn them for it because I was constantly living under a rock but now I appreciate it more than anything. I'm 18, and some of the ideas that kids are exposed to and brainwashed into believing are normal... they're so misogynist and totally inappropriate.

As a fellow rock dweller I agree.

It wasn't until I was way older in my 20's that I discovered a lot of crap that was hidden from me and I'm pretty sure it would have traumatized younger me because it upsets me now! Kids are fed all kind of BS and it's so friggin' easy for them to be swept up. Parents need to monitor their kids, especially their sons.

[–] MissBehaved 10 points Edited

For TV I only had the few free channels. We didn't even have a computer until I was 14, and my parents bought dial up internet only until I was around 17. At 17 I built my own desktop for my bedroom mostly to play mmorpgs with friends. I thought I was deprived being poor, turns out that was likely the best possible thing for me. The first iPhone came out when I was 18/19 so that wasn't an issue. I think phones are probably the biggest thing that will be hard to tackle because kids see their friends with smart phones sharing things with each other. Not giving them a smart phone might make them a social pariah to some extent unfortunately. But I'm going to do what I can to avoid one