I moniter my kids’ online activities, instant messages, cell phone usage, text messages, etc. They know it’s a part of being allowed to have an email address, having a Myspace page, and a cell phone.
Today I checked out my daughter’s Yahoo Answers! profile and looked at the questions she had answered. The first two were innocuous, a question about pets and “What’s the worst Hillary Duff movie?”
“What’s the wildest thing ur parents have done?”
“hahaha we were at a hotel and i was in a different room. their room had a hot tub and i walked in on…….”
One, what happened to appropriate capitalization?
Three, at least she didn’t go into details!
A boy wanting advice on turning his girl friend into his girlfriend received this response from my daughter:
“aww that’s sweet. that happened 2 me once… i just kissed him and then he decided he liked me 2 lol.”
That’s an even bigger “OMG!”
But, I think she’s fibbing.
No, really, I mean it. Reagan like boys, but she’s not a “boy crazy” kind of girl (at least not yet!) and complains about her friends that are afflicted with that malady. She’s not lacking in adult supervision, has never been to a boy/girl party, so unless she’s kissin’ boys at school (highly doubtful), I think it’s pretty improbable.
Looking at her other questions, she answered a lot about pets. Her advice? “Name your dog ‘Jack,’ it’s a cute name for a cute dog.” “You don’t have to speak German to your German Shepard,” and, to someone who was still missing her dog six years after its tragic death:
“my brother killed my pet hamster a year ago. I still miss it!!!”
Um, we’ve never owned a hamster.
I guess my daughter’s online fantasy life includes kissing boys and sibling hamstercide.
I’m not sure which is worse.