Just When Will These People Ever Learn?

Singapore
September 29, 2009 4:35am CST
Another 13 year old girl has gone missing after meeting up with an online friend 9 years her senior. Is love relationship so important at such a young and tender age? I wonder if it would be wrong for parents to be active in their child's social networking account. Privacy being another issue here, but underage children just should not be fully allowed into these social networking sites. Do you agree? If they are allowed, then parents must be aware and that they should have rights to know what is being posted and communicated within. Anyone would want to disagree on privacy issue here? I just do not agree to full play for underage individuals in these networking sites. Whatever your reasons may be for it, I am just being practical and realistic in standing on the other side of the bank here. So, what is your take here? Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1216687/Police-hunt-missing-girl-13-run-22-year-old-man-met-internet.html
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• New Zealand
30 Sep 09
It's crazy how people use the internet to do bad things. I know that even on a site like this people will lie. Girls that age think they are more mature than all the boys of their own age but th truth is they aren't, they are just as childish and immature but the girls will never understand that always go out with older guys who like to date girls 4 years younger than them.
@zackyo7 (301)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Yes I agree with you. Even though women should go with men that are two years older than them or more in order to think on the same level when it comes to relationships. Some of these girls are very immature from just knowing this fact. But it is quite a sad thing that happened. I hope people will learn a lesson.
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@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
29 Sep 09
Hi Sky, when we looked back, we were often astonished at how stubborn and stupid we were at that age. That was the time when we thought that we were much smarter than parents, and parents were hopelessly stupid creatures. It's fortunate that we learnt not to trust strangers easily, and never went out with anyone in private without our closed friends around. I think the kids today need to learn that persons whom they chat everyday, even for a year, are still strangers. As long as they cannot verify the words of the cyber friends, anyone whom we communicate online is still a stranger.
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• Singapore
30 Sep 09
scheng1, I do agree with you on the communication barrier nowadays between parents and their children. It is just sad here that the parents had failed to communicate with this young girl. I really wonder sometimes if parents should be given lessons of effective parenting and communicating with children of today. This thought was conceived after seeing a gap present and very rampant.
@SuzyLong (775)
29 Sep 09
All young girls think about is boys, I remember being that age and wondering what all the fuss was about as I wasn't very girly. But a lot of girls wouldn't go out with boys their own age, they said they were too childish so went out with older boys. I don't agree with kids going into chat rooms as you really could be talking to anyone and these kids don't realise that until it's too late. No matter how many times you tell them this, they aren't going to listen and rebel. It's just a shame that some don't find out until they meet the person and something bad happens to them.
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• Singapore
30 Sep 09
SuzyLong, I am really not against if girls prefer a more mature partner but I feel that there should be some limit, especially for children who are underage. I just feel that children should be ever be opened enough to talk openly with their parents and parents should be willing and patient to listen. It is just sad here and feel the tinge of parental failure here.
@irefed (200)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
I agree with you. Privacy must be in parents control for security reasons of their child..That younger age must be prohibited for some networking friends. I find it silly meeting someone here on net because it's really hard to build trust. There are some who just having fun.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
This is really sad to hear. I believe that the parents play an important role on this one. They should monitor their kids' activities on the internet without necessarily intervening with their privacy. But still, there are some things that are beyond the parents' control and I sure do hope that the 13-year old girl will later on be found safe and back to her parent's company.
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@Bloggership (1118)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 09
What can i see here... You know it will be difficult for parents to control their addicted childs with those social network sites... Even when the parents sees what's being posted, they still probably create a new private one... That's all i can say...
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
One of the probable reason of this thing to happen is maybe they wanted to earn money. Others also wanted this type because they lack friends and maybe even rejected from their society. Parents should be aware of what is happening to their children in order their child must not be indulge into this situation. Girls today are also much liberated that's why tend to meet more men and romance experience would be better to them because they don't know each other. Anyways, this news must be spread over world so that all girls may be aware.