Glad I don't have kids yet!

@hcromer (2712)
United States
April 13, 2007 10:19am CST
I'm so glad that I don't have kids yet in this era of MySpace. I can't believe how many kids I see trying to get as many people to add them as their friends then post where they are going to be all day every day. Do they want to be kidnapped? My mother would have killed me if I had done that. Any thoughts?
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• United States
13 Apr 07
Not everyone is like that. Just because someone uses Myspace does not automatically mean that the risk of getting kidnapped skyrockets through the rooft. What raises the risk is posting personal information ANYWHERE on the internet. It just isn't Myspace. People need to cautious in both the real world and the online world.
@freak369 (4851)
• United States
13 Apr 07
True but MySpace makes it a lot easier for someone to gather information about someone - who their friends are, general location in which they live, music they listen to, places they shop, anything that they post in their blog - as well as stuff that their friends post in their blogs.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
I think kids nowadays are more familiar to this new technology of computer that we enjoy in our generation right now.Basically what the kids are doing are just exploring and posting their selves just to get attention to others.
• United States
14 Apr 07
I have cousins that use myspace, and I cant believe that theyre posting ages for themselves that are 4 or 5 years olde than their actual ages! I dont understand the pressure these kids are feeling to act older than they actually are.
• United States
13 Apr 07
Yes - NOT ALL KIDS ARE LIKE THAT!
@freak369 (4851)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I had my filter set to weed out anyone under the age of 18 but somehow this one girl manged to send me an invite. I denied it when I saw she was under 18 and man, she got so ticked at me. She went through my friend list and sent through friend requests - and the few that did approve her got hit with her 'hate spam' about me. I mean, like I am someone special that I deserve all that attention. Ultimately, it comes down to the parents putting their foot down and having a long talk with them about stranger danger. Sure, a 16 year old isn't going to listen to much of that but some of it might sink in. It is amazing some of the stuff I see them posting. Parties, places they hang out, what they do after school .. stuff that could be used against them if someone has less than honest intentions.