Something that concerns me...................
March 26, 2007 12:47pm CST
I was thinking if there are younger people on here under 18 years old, do you think they should be exposed to some of the "real adult discussions on here?" I have come across some discussions that were very inappropriate for young people.Do you think that maybe there should be some type of blocker to the younger people?I don't know if it's possilble, but it is a good idea I think.What do you think? Maybe it wouldn't work for the fact the younger people could say their older than they are...I don't know.Does this concern anyone else?
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• United States
26 Mar 07
This has concerned me also. At first I thought it was just an adult forum but found out that there are kids under 18. I try to watch what I say know and how i phrase things since I know that there are minors here. I think they should have something to help safe guard them but yes sometimes they just lie about there age and it is easy to get in.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
26 Mar 07
Yes some of the discussions on here do bother me. Mainly because my 16 year old daughter is a member of this forum. While I'm sure that she knows more than I'm aware of, I still don't think this is the place for those types of discussions. Their are forums designed for those types of topics. My daughter does have the adult content blocked but most still filters through. I don't know if it's the filters don't work properly or if it has to do with the discussions being posted under the wrong interests. I know that my daughter doesn't participate in those discussions. She is actually very careful to respond to discussions that require some thought to them. I can check and see what types of discussions that she responds to and am happy about that feature just for that reason. Personally I wish that more of those discussions could be removed from the site especially the really offensive ones. I believe that some straight out violate the guidelines, and as such do get deleted. The problem is that mylot can't be every where at once and it takes all active members to report the abuse when they see it. As always this is my 2 cents worth. :)
23 May 07
One if the unfortunate things about the internet is that there is no way of proving how old, or otherwise, someone is. I agree that there are some discussions which are not appropriate for the younger ones to see or read and/or comment on. But there is the stumbling block of the fact that they can give the wrong birthdate. In fact a while ago I saw someone who was supposed to be 17, and the discussions they posted were a little bit strange for someone of that age. There are some sites which have clear divisions. They have one section which is for adults only, another for teens only and one which everyone can post in. Adults cannot go into the teens site and vice versa, but both go into general. If a person posts in the wrong section, they are warned and if they do it again they are suspended. I thought that was a really good idea but cannot see that mylot would implement something like it. Yes, it does concern me. My daughters are older than that now and they might have known a lot more than I would have liked when teenagers, that is beside the point. People do need to use some discretion when making posts/new discussions in these forums.
22 May 07
I'm curious how they get paid as users must be 18 years of age or older to use PayPal? Honestly, I don't think anyone under 18 should be allowed to sign up at mylot. Paypal states "Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service." Yes, the fact that those under 18 may be replying to age inappropriate discussions bothers me.
• United States
26 Mar 07
The way kids are today I am not too concerned about them. Parents are to be the judge of how much internet and television that their kids get. There is something on the account page that will restrict the adult content. That is up to the profile owner and Mylot. People can be all sorts of things on the internet.