Our readers are wise. I want to needlepoint some of these on a pillow – I really do. I threw in some cats in space because, Happy Holidays! More
I think everyone should be concerned. It’s just become added to the list of “talks” we have to have with our kids; sex, drugs, bullying, strangers and now the Internet. The Internet disturbs me because of its potential to bring people you don’t know at all into contact with your child. To me, that’s tantamount to having them in my home. That concerns me. More
Cats in wigs are just the best. Although I am a cat person and I’m pretty sure all of these cats are thinking, “FML,” something about their regal nonchalance calls to mind the feeling I get when I read a great comment. More
Some of the best things I have ever read on this site have been in the comments section – by readers. We have an amazing community of readers that make us all laugh out loud on a regular basis, so we thought we would start a round up of the best reader responses of the week and make greeting cards out of them to honor our witty friends. More
When entrusted — or rather suddenly confronted — with a newborn, many a modern parent understandably turns to the Google. For better or worse, you’ll most likely be crowdsourcing images of your newborn’s poop to gauge normalcy while also picking through old BabyCenter comment threads about curious skin rashes. If you’ve recently welcomed a baby, your web browser history probably looks a little something like this. More
They searched the internet to see if any negative content was associated with her name before she was born. They used this in determining whether or not the name they had selected for their unborn should be changed in advance. They secured her an email address, a twitter account, a Facebook account and a URL of her name and they plan on Â presenting her with these things and the accompanying passwords when she is older. They wanted to do all of this to give her a digital adulthood that’s free of bias and presumption.Â More
Are you kidding me? So any random psycho can walk into the library, open Instagram, pick out a target and have access to all of the information necessary to find and kidnap said child? In what world is this okay? When I was growing up, we weren’t even allowed to wear shirts or hats with our names on them because kidnappers might beckon us by calling our names out. This so totally goes beyond that. More
James McGibneyÂ is sick and tired of reading about kids who kill themselves after being subjected to online and offline bullying,Â which is why he started BullyVille.com.Â If he reads about a kid attempting suicide after some jerk classmates litter their Facebook pages with insults, it infuriates him,Â and apparently he is not alone.Â ThousandsÂ of celebrities have joined his cause, including Becca Tobin from the hit show Glee on FOX and Dj ASHBA, lead guitarist for Guns N Roses.Â Â BullyVille has been credited for saving countless young livesÂ andÂ the national media has taken notice.Â More
Anonymous members and sects continue to hunt child predators on the internet, and I spoke with one member who has made putting an end to child pornography his life’s work. More
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I have been arguing on the Internet. Which, yes, I know, is stupid and pointless. I know my debates and arguments are not going to sway everyone’s opinion, but as a woman and a mom I still keep screaming into the ether and at least hoping by doing so that I am making a small dent in what I like to refer to as the “Gigantic pile of victim-blaming and rape-shaming fuckery.” Unless one of you gentle readers can give me a better title that can be made into a cute little acronym or something. In this case, I have been arguing with Lee Stranahan, over whether or not it’s fair to call the Steubenville Jane Doe’s rape “brutal.”
I don’t always assume that teenagers are the most thoughtful or logical of folks. Raging hormones and all that. But I generally believe that kids are smarter than we assume. They’re resourceful. They’re capable of doing really amazing things.
But I will tell you one thing, if any of my children ever behaved in any way even remotely close to the Steubenville “Rape Crew” or their cronies, I’m the type of mother who would not protect my kid in this situation. I would not blame the victim. I would not have this “boys will be boys” mentality I have seen expressed by people in regard to the Michael Nodianos video. More
I hate this whole buying people trend. Or you know, buying their fair maidenhood in exchange for piles of cash in exchange for the chance to “take” their virginity. It’s totally bumming me out because the girl for sale in this case is an 18-year-old high school student from Brazil who is selling off her de-flowering (I love that term, it’s so medieval) to pay for her sick mom’s medical bills. More
We need to know that in our darkest times, when things like Hurricane Sandy happen, when Sandy Hook happens, when it seems there is no light or hope and that there is nothing good left in the world, that there is. It just goes without a face, and it goes with no membership fees, and it goes a lot of the time with no recognition. You can’t join Anonymous. But all of us are Anonymous. More