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Monday, May 15, 2006

Lakewood Internet Ban - Moving to Monsey

Latest scoop in the Internet Ban wars!!!

Inside information has it that Monsey is next on the communities to ban the internet as a prerequisite for letting one's kids attend the local schools.

Stay tuned....

Just between us, when we where kids back in the 70s and 80s, there was no shortage of access to all materials inappropriate; be it the library, the local candy store, newstand and who can forget the barber shop magazines. So banning the Internet doesn't solve the problem...

8 Comments:

  • At 5/17/2006 1:59 AM, Anonymous ליטוואק said…

    Welcome back.

    Hope you had a good vacation. :)

     
  • At 5/17/2006 6:50 PM, Blogger J said…

    Litvak:
    Nu, tell all! Do u think that the Internet is really offering 'things' that where not available to you when u where in (presumably) Yeshiva high school?

     
  • At 5/18/2006 11:55 AM, Anonymous ליטוואק said…

    Well, since you asked....

    Back in der alter heim, in der heiliger Lita, things were not as bad as today and not even as bad as in the 70's. In der alter Lita, they didn't have certain 'men's magazines', un azay vayter. Es iz geven far di tzayt fun dem shpilerboychik, dem porutz Heffner un zein chaverim.

    Okay, I admit, I went to HS later than that....

    Well, there were things available then, but they were much harder to find compared to the matzav today online, so I would have to agree that the internet has made things potentially significantly worse with the increased volume and ease of access. That doesn't mean that the ideas and solutions given at these asifas are 100% oisgehalten, but they are not totally imagining the problems, even if they may exaggerate them at times.

     
  • At 6/12/2006 12:22 AM, Blogger Neil Harris said…

    I problem isn't the internet, it's parents not acting as parents and not being involved with their kids.

     
  • At 6/12/2006 9:53 AM, Blogger J said…

    Good and valid point.
    Put the computer in a publicly accessible place in your house, where everyone walks past it, and you have very little to worry about - more than you already have to worry about. If one's kid wants to get their hands on soft porn, there are 101 ways to easily get it without the internet, or cell phones or etc.

     
  • At 6/12/2006 10:58 AM, Blogger Neil Harris said…

    True. Anything can be abused and if a kids wants to find a way to do something, they will.
    Parhaps the frum community needs to look at a program like MADD(Mothers Against Driving Drunk) and see if their success can be adapted for our issue.

     
  • At 6/20/2006 12:29 AM, Blogger MoeJoe770 said…

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  • At 1/08/2008 9:28 PM, Blogger frum single female said…

    now that the internet is so taboo everyone can go back to watching tv and no one will even notice. i wonder what the next "big taboo" will be.

     

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