It is traditional for those of us who have been online for many years to leap to the net's defence at times like this, arguing that parental ignorance is to blame and that anyway the net brings benefits which far outweigh any risks it may pose to children. Shevaun's disappearance was the net's fault and we have to accept this.
She would not have had any contact with her 31-year old ex-Marine if it had not been for the easy access to e-mail and chat that today's children seem to demand as a right, and we should not pretend otherwise or blame inadequate supervision.
I used to work for them and have reapplied but was rudely told they wouldnt employ people who used to work there Loved the work but had to quit when I was pregnant.
xcant belive they said that to you, ive worked 3 times for them altogether and they know i worked for them before and was ok with it, i emailed the manager and asked first?
Monitoring every e-mail, sitting in on every chat and checking web access logs is not the way, certainly for the over-10s.
While there are significant benefits to being online and to using the resources available on the net, the balance between these benefits and the dangers needs to be better understood, and a new understanding is required.
The major problem is chat, and as far back as February I argued that the prevalence of predatory adult males in online chat rooms had been demonstrated so clearly that it was time to exclude kids from chat rooms where adults might be present.
The experiences of Shevaun and other children like her have only confirmed my view that kids do not need to use chat rooms to talk to strangers.
ok basically i want to ork from home and ave been researchin what to do and ave found it looks like adult chat lines might b the best suited for me just wondered if n e one as n e info or links etc that would help me if u like pm me if u dont want to post a reply thank u all and pls dont judge me liv xx Hi, I did do chat lines about 3 years ago.
Was ok,but I didnt do it for long as I found out I was pregnant and didnt fancy doing it after that.
After all, we use radio waves to transmit BBC1 and Radio 4, for mobile phones and walkie-talkies and even for x-rays, and we do not expect one set of rules to apply to them all.