LilZ mentioned yesterday that a friend of his from school has a MySpace account. He didn’t point blank come out and ask for one, but he did ask about what MySpace is and how it compares to having a blog. I was pretty sure he was putting his feelers out to see how I felt about it amd whether or not it seemed worthwhile to ask for one. He opted not to ask but I’m not sure what I would say if he did. I mean, other than “HELL NO!” of course.
But seriously – we’ve talked about when it will be okay for him to have his own cell phone (when it makes MY life easier) but we’ve not discussed when he can have his own webpage. Parenting is very tricky in the internet age. You don’t want your kid ignorant of the internet because it’s a useful tool and you don’t want them being behind – but you also don’t want the freaks to have easy access to them via webpages or chatting. We also have to worry about the pr0n – we don’t want him having access to that – accidentally or otherwise. And finally? Those freaky “bloggers” I hear so much about. How do I make sure he’s not mingling with any of them? Damn freaks.