Monday, July 19, 2010

Prepubescent Boys

Prepubescent boys are a hand full.  I went downstairs to run a virus scan on the computer the kids use and it was running slow and had a lot of viruses. So, I checked the computer's history.  Someone had gone to porn sites on the computer. My son and his friends were downstairs on the computer Saturday. I am guessing it would have been him and his friends. Of course everyone denies any wrong doing. But, the kids are the only ones who use that computer. They were searching for 11 year olds having sex and busty women, among many other things.  Wow, I didn't even know that kids at the ages of 10 & 11 even knew what porn was or how to look for it.  I am cautious about what I let my children watch.  But, not all parents do.  The Internet can be a blessing, but it can also be a real headache with monitoring what your children are doing on the Internet.  You can't possibly go through and block all the porn sites because in parental controls you have to input each site one by one. If you check under 18 content, it blocks all sites with pictures.  There has got to be a better way to limit what your children are doing on the computer.  Any additional software you purchase, you have to block the sites as they are viewed or block each domain.  I did the only thing I could think of, forbid anyone from using the computer when friends are here. Put a password on the computer and their history will be checked whenever they get off the computer. I hate to do it like that, but they have left me with no choice.  God help me, I am not ready to be dealing with these sorts of issue. 


  1. You made the right choice. You can't monitor them all the time, but you can make sure it doesn't go down in YOUR home. You're just a parent that cares.

  2. I think yours was the perfect response.

    I have a 13 year old boy and know that this issue is probably also coming.

  3. I wish mine had waited a little longer before I had to deal with this stuff.


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