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Protecting the children

May 15, 2006

Webcomic blog Websnark has some excellent advice for concerned parents:

I would like to give you all the super secret method to protect your children from the dangers and images on the internet. From pornography and predation. From immorality and immodesty. From distraction and diseased minds. It is not 100% accurate, but it is vastly closer than any law, any technology, and any censorship that has yet to be developed.
And it is free.
First. Go into your son or daughter's room.
Second. Disconnect the computer. Be careful to note where the cables connect, if you're not familiar with them.
Third. Bring the computer downstairs.
Fourth. Go back to your son or daughter's room. Take the desk the computer was on.
Fifth. Set the computer and desk up in your living room. It should be angled so that wherever you sit when you're watching television, you have a view of the screen. Make certain the child cannot easily block the screen with their body.
Sixth. Verify everything is working.

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You might think this is a pain in the ass -- you don't want to have to watch your child like a hawk. You don't want to have to tailor your evening activities around monitoring them. You don't want to be put in that role.
Welcome to parenthood.

Hear fucking hear!

Posted by Jonah at May 15, 2006 12:14 PM