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[Jan. 15th, 2007|02:14 am]
Ask. Tell. Learn.
I just did my make-up for no reason - it's nearly 2 AM, I can't sleep, I can't go out because I'm grounded for being an idiot on New Years Eve, and I don't feel pretty. So, I just did my make-up and, well, now I feel pretty. Fantastic. I hate doing typical girl things.

Here are my questions (they have nothing to do with the above):

1. Whose fault is it really when a kid talks to a stranger on the internet, agrees to meet up, and gets molested? The parents or the kid? Assume the kid is 13 or older. Don't say the pervert - that goes without saying. I just don't think it's right to blame the parents when the kid should have known better.

2. How are you feeling right now? Gimme adjectives.

3. Book/movie/band/whatever that made you think or changed your life? I'm looking for inspiration. Personally I recommend The Handmaid’s Tale.

[User Picture]From: stitch_vicious
2007-01-15 07:54 am (UTC)
1. I'd blame both parents and the kid.
It's partly the kid's fault for going online and making arrangements to meet, more specifically to meet at the pervert's home or some isolated place instead of staying in a public area the whole time.

And (for kids 13-17) it's partly the parents' fault for not monitoring their kids' online actions. Anything happening to a kid over 18, is solely the kid's fault. They're adults and should know the risks of meeting people offline.
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[User Picture]From: quabazaa
2007-01-15 12:31 pm (UTC)
Yay for making yourself feel pretty :) I did that today too; I put on one of my favourite evening dresses even tho I wasn't going out, and just swanned around the house in it. Oh, and I did the vaccuuming! lol! :)

1) I would say mostly the kid's fault - but the parents also have a responsibility to talk with their kids about internet safety. At 13 I had an online boyfriend 3 years older than me.. lol. Which in itself might sound silly, but I definitely knew what I was doing, and I would expect other 13 y.o.s to know as well.

2) I'm happy! I spent the day feeling pretty, watching some cool tv shows and just having relaxing time for myself. I am also feeling thoughtful, hungry, and a little tired since once again I am being insom.

3) Time Traveler's Wife. Especially if you liked The Handmaid's Tale XD
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[User Picture]From: playing4_keeps
2007-01-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
1. I would say it's the kids fault because I used to meet up with people on the internet when I was around that age and I completely knew what I was doing. Though, you could ask, why is a child on the internet talking to strangers? Could it be because they're not getting enough attention in their own lives?

2. Hungry. Tired. Bored.

3. I agree with your book and I'd say Bright Eyes
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[User Picture]From: x_psychedelic
2007-02-13 11:46 pm (UTC)
1. If the kid is 13 or older, I would say it's their fault. They shouldn't have arranged to meet up with a stranger in a non-public place.

2. Happy. Hungry. Bored.

3. Bands: The Beatles, Santana, Shakira
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From: alexsthoughts
2007-05-23 05:51 am (UTC)
1. If it's the parents' fault, it's indirectly, they're responsible for raising a kid that would mistrust them enough or be dumb or naive enough to do something like that-but it's the kid's responsibility, since they actually did it.

2. Bored, amused.

3. I JUST saw American Beauty yesterday, the film has a great perspective on life. Also, the knowledge via psychology that we usually acquire our attitudes through our actions. As in, we develop attitudes and beliefs about things because of what we do, and then those attitudes and beliefs determine the way we live. To change a belief about yourself or the world, the first step is to do things that tell yourself that the belief or attitude that you want to have is indeed valid.
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