parents sue myspace.com, their daughter was raped and what do you think

United States
January 19, 2007 9:31am CST
about the parental controls that myspace is adding. Do you think they will work? This girl was drugged and raped.
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@missybal (4491)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I think that it is not the fault of myspace but the fault of the parents for not monitoring what their children are doing and their internet activity. No one should ever put themselves in a situation where they could be hurt by someone they meet on the internet. Children should be educated by their parents about the stalkers and possible nut jobs on the internet. To them the internet is the best tool to find victims and places like myspace are great to chat with people that are all over the world but you should never expose all your personal information to a stranger. Really if I had a child they would not be allowed to do myspace at all. It's too dangerous because they may not know better to not disclose there exact whereabouts.
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@missybal (4491)
• United States
21 Jan 07
sorry I don't know how this posted twice, but I felt I should add that really this is like the parent blaming the television when their child does anything stupid, and these parents are obviously after making some money on their their own mistake.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
The parents have to have responibilty in helping educate their chilfren on the dangers that exist on line. They should not be on the computers without safety disscussions first.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Parents should better know what their kids are doing. The problem is that most parents are buzy or lazy. After school activity is an answer for it. Dance, art, karate and much more. Somtimes parents are so happy when kids are quiet and they are not checking on them. Plus, many parents are not talking to girls about safety.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I just saw where the police aressted a guy and his brother for having a myspace set up to sell home grown pot.Parents defintly need to be on top of this place and their children.
@missybal (4491)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I think that it is not the fault of myspace but the fault of the parents for not monitoring what their children are doing and their internet activity. No one should ever put themselves in a situation where they could be hurt by someone they meet on the internet. Children should be educated by their parents about the stalkers and possible nut jobs on the internet. To them the internet is the best tool to find victims and places like myspace are great to chat with people that are all over the world but you should never expose all your personal information to a stranger. Really if I had a child they would not be allowed to do myspace at all. It's too dangerous because they may not know better to not disclose there exact whereabouts.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I don't know all the particulars. But, what about the parent's or the daughter's responsibility? This is how society is these days, pass the responsibility and blame everybody else. Myspace cannot control who chooses to use their site; unless they have an age limit.
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I honestly think that my space isn't responible for this unfortunate event. The girls parents were because they allowed her on my space obviously un attened. This is no place for a child to be unattended,anytime your child is on the internet you should be within a distance so that you can see what is going on as well. POS parent over shoulder !!!
@ponbeam (17)
19 Jan 07
if true there is only so much a internet company can do, the rest has to come from the parents themselves most ISP's provide their own sort of internet security. I would not blame myspace because if it was me I would be looking at myself not the company.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
I think this is absolutely ridiculous. These parents are just getting as much as they can out of this incident. It is not myspace's fault that this girl met a creep on there and met up with him, and was raped. It's like if this happened in an AOL chat room, would you sue AOL? I think the parental controls are not a good idea. I mean I'm sure many people won't even use it.
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@Lecaro (1105)
• Romania
19 Jan 07
oh my god are you serious... how had happened?
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