February 21, 2011 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #595197
Do you let your children online? What sites are they allowed to visit? pbskids.org has a lot of educational games on it. Anyone else use this site or one similar?February 21, 2011 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #743096shuliParticipant
my parents let me on the internet. we dont have a filter but they trust me. i go onto my email, my blogs, ywn, i know certain things are off-limits like facebook and things. i know anyone could see what i am going on to because i dont have a lock on my door…too badFebruary 21, 2011 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #743097ZeesKiteParticipant
Sh.. Don’t tell Mommy. She doesn’t know that I have one, and I’m online!
Seriously, No. My children are not permitted on my computer or on-line. They don’t even feel deprived. They’re avid readers though. I find that even Kosher educational material / games, dull the childs brain.February 21, 2011 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #743098ZeesKiteParticipant
While we’re at it, let me state one thing. I’ve been around to peoples homes and, being a techie of some sort, was instantly able to discern an unfiltered computer. We’re mispalel ‘lo ledai nisayon’ we gota do something about it too. (When davening for parnasa, do you just leave it at that?) For HaShem’s sake (actually our own sake ?? ???? ?? ???? ??) get a filter.February 21, 2011 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #743099guy-ochoMember
I have stolen WI-FI. no filterFebruary 21, 2011 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #743100Mother in IsraelMember
My kids don’t go online at all. And we have a filter on our computer plus a password which only I know to turn on the computer.February 21, 2011 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #743101well meaning busy bodyMember
I was in my son’s home office. I needed to work in ???? ????? so I enabled Hebrew. My son asked me to disenable after I am done. He did not want the kids to know that there was such a possibilty on Totty’s computer.February 21, 2011 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #743102WolfishMusingsParticipant
My kids are allowed online, but then again, my kids are all in their teens. They need to use the Internet for research for school projects, send assignments to their teachers, etc. And, yes, they use it for entertainment too.
They know that all sites they visit are recorded.
The WolfFebruary 21, 2011 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #743103Ad Dilo YadaParticipant
I have a filter called Webchaver, which sends the entire weeks report of the internet to me.
^Ad Dilo Yada^February 21, 2011 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #743104well meaning busy bodyMember
To you or to a Chaver ?February 21, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #743105deiyezoogerMember
“I have stolen WI-FI. no filter “
How can you log in without an email address?February 21, 2011 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #743106
if your kids go online, what are some of the sites they allowed to visit?February 21, 2011 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #743107s2021Member
Parents, Just a lil FYI the number of frum “internet” addicts r rising ridiculously…. the worst thing you can do for your children is to not be educated enough..February 21, 2011 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #743108
Parents, Just a lil FYI the number of frum “internet” addicts r rising
not surprised, it’s often their first taste of the outside world. The answer is not to BAN or pretend the internet doesn’t exist, the best safeguard is to educate your children, teach them about the outside world and teach them the tools they will need to survive in it…If they are well equipped, then be confident in your parenting and have faith in your children. Teaching children how to safely use the internet is better then locking it away and letting them discover it on their own when YOU are not around…Becasue, they ultimately will go on it one day…..February 21, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #743109s2021Member
well said mikeFebruary 21, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #743110observanteenMember
I’m allowed to go online, but, we have a filter, and my parents know which sites I visit, like Matzav, YWN etc. Besides, I’m NOT willing to sell my neshama for some dirty forum. I’d rather be stiff bored than ever doing that.February 23, 2011 2:02 am at 2:02 am #743111mosheroseMember
“My kids are allowed online, but then again, my kids are all in their teens. They need to use the Internet for research for school projects, send assignments to their teachers, etc. And, yes, they use it for entertainment too.”
Any “yeshiva” that alows kids to email tehir teachers and reqires kids to go on the internet is not a real “yeshiva.” Its no better than a public school that teaches some Torah subjects.
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