Originally Posted by Acroma
The only teenagers that should be exploring the internet is 18+ I refuse to let my children experience anything other than controlled time on the net until they are 18.
Yes, because that is the magical number that all humans become incorruptible, the age at which ultimate maturity is had, right?
What on earth are you afraid of your kids being exposed to? If they're interested in something you'd rather them not be (let's say drugs) then they're going to find out in the worst way possible: Through friends, experimentation, and silly urban myths. They can't use the internet for it, and find out reality, so in essence you're hindering your childrens' intelligence. They're going to grow up thinking pot is as bad as heroin, then try pot and realize it's not so bad, so the "adults" (i.e. DARE) must be lying about heroin, too.
OT: The internet is information. How on earth is education going to cause brain damage? This is retarded.