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March 12, 2023 12:36 am at 12:36 am #2172745beeveeParticipant
yeah ik that frumteens was a thing, then frumhangout. what happened to it tho? is it still active? I feel like there’s a huge gap in the market for a good thing like that, or even an app or something. it would be good to get kids off of instagram and tiktok maybe. what do we think?March 12, 2023 1:35 am at 1:35 am #2172757ujmParticipant
Which kids are on Instagram?March 12, 2023 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #2172860AviraDeArahParticipant
Or they can get off of the internet if the parents learned to say no to their kids.March 12, 2023 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #2172973
No parent can keep their teen off the internet. Maybe it could be done as a community. but I’m skeptical.March 12, 2023 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #2172995AviraDeArahParticipant
Nom, depends on what you mean by internet – they can use library computers, but b”h at least in Brooklyn, they are filtered. As for personal devices, if you don’t have wifi open in your house, how are they going to use the internet? An average teen can’t afford a cell phone and a monthly plan, and it can ve pretty easily discovered by a discerning parent, and confiscated.March 12, 2023 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #2173012ujmParticipant
N0m: Do you also believe no parent can keep their teens off drugs? Away from girls? Not to shoplift?March 12, 2023 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #2173023
I’m not going to post them. But there are at least six different methods that can be done by almost any teen for under a hundred dollars. And two of them are free.March 12, 2023 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #2173027Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
internet is a bunch of wires. there is nothing wrong with communicating with friends, learning about a world, and looking up interesting information. Teens should not do inappropriate things online, same way as they should not do them offline. Some teens may be unreliable and should not have access.
At the same time, some may be unreliable in what they do offline. If you worry about what a teen sees in the computer, you should also worry about what he hears from his friends – and even teachers – offline.March 12, 2023 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #2173031Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
I am all for confiscation and closing wifi as a last resport, but not as a starting point. I agree with n0 that there are ways. I found them when I did not hear my teens complaining about access limits for a couple of days – which meant that they found – again – a way to go around the filters. If you are in this adversarial situation already, I would suggest first monitor wifi traffic to understand both the problematic things happening and the tools your teen is using before starting closing them. Otherwise, if you don’t see the whole picture and will be always behind. At the end, establishing a healthy routine in using internet and thinking in general works way better. Many teens can brush their teeth regularly, so they can use computers/phones responsibly also.March 13, 2023 8:36 am at 8:36 am #2173058
Even if you get rid of the internet from your home, there is always other options.
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