Radio 4 programme last night
over to you
I didn't hear that programme but my OH told me about another programme on the radio where they were discussing chat rooms.
Apparently a father of a 13 year old girl was telling everyone to be careful about using chat room sites after his daughter had arranged to go to Butlins with a friend she'd made on the site. Only it turned out that the 'friend' was not another 13 year old girl but a 30 year old man!The girls father had even spoken to this man on the phone in belief that he was the girl's father. He then proceeded to put his daughter on a train, by herself to meet up with - well who knows what!
What a fool! What parent in their right mind sends a 13 year old off on their own without knowing who's at the other end to meet them!
I don't know how he had the gaul to let himself be interviewed!
The girl was fortunately OK and rang home as soon as she realised what was going on.
We do not allow out children to use chat rooms ever and time on the internet is just for homework.
This is the only forum I go on and I don't give away too much about myself. But I am the same in the 'real' world...
I think there is a lot of naivity about internet disclosure. Would you stand in the street and discuss 'everything' ?
Some of you might......but I suspect it would make people think twice - lots of people come on here to discuss things in 'private' but make no recognition of the fact that trawling their previous threads often gives their location, name, birthday and family members.
What a great piece of responsible parenting...
Coops - really? You didn't look a day over 60. But nice 'tache though.
Mind you my kids think it's very odd that their Mum goes off to meet with people she's met on the net................
We have a bit of reverse parenting here!
no sexual perverts yet but I keep meeting up hopefully
I was on best behaviour!
Still hope for Luton then ?
So I brought my children with me and left them in the care of .........well to name one..... M.ister W
how responsible was that then ?
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