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Do your parents know you get on forums?
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28 / M / Atlanta, GA
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Posted 5/3/13
If I were 10 years younger it might've been an issue. My parents are pretty behind the times, and my dad just recently got internet. He trolls some political forum though because he thinks insulting Democrats is what the internet is used for, so the most he'd probably do is insult me for watching anime to begin with.

Mom however would probably think I'm on the way to becoming a murder victim or something though. She typically thinks the worst about everything and is usually a tough sell to change her views. Paranoid I think it is, she's the kind of person that thinks if a stranger asks you for a ride, it's because they're planning to rob you instead of genuinely needing a ride.
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20 / M / Beaverton, OR
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Posted 5/3/13
They know. Fairly certain my father has/had been using a EVE Online forum for a good while. Both my parents are better with computers than even I am, and I like to think I know a good bit about computers, so the world of the internet is kinda a part of my family.
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^ Wow, I haven't even thought about that possibility but it kind of sucks they haven't even asked to read it yet. I guess they doubt it's any good haha I mean I've apparently been slaving away on writing a book for months and they still haven't once said: "Can I read a little bit of it?" ....Kinda a happy/sad moment that they haven't yet. But yeah if they did ask I'd be screwed lol.
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22 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 5/3/13
I'm 21. I hardly need my parent's permission to chat on the Internet. It's not like they would care, though. I'm not doing anything wrong, and they trust my judgement.
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I think the right question is do they even care? Not to mention these days parents are not very involved in their kid's life, so yeah more freedom for young teens....i guess.
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17 / F / Behind you.
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My dad doesn't really care what I do on the internet (unless I'm torrenting), and my mom knows, but of course, thinks the people I talk to are rapists/pedophiles, etc. -w- She's pretty paranoid...my brother once showed her one of my profiles, and pretty much the only personal thing there was my gender, and yet she wanted me to take that off...
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KikuTengu wrote:

My dad doesn't really care what I do on the internet (unless I'm torrenting), and my mom knows, but of course, thinks the people I talk to are rapists/pedophiles, etc. -w- She's pretty paranoid...my brother once showed her one of my profiles, and pretty much the only personal thing there was my gender, and yet she wanted me to take that off...


They will figure out exactly when you set your profile to female, figure out the probable time zones, cross reference your other posts, figure out your exact time zone, stalk you for a few days bey setting their sleep patterns to meet yours, stalk through your forum posts and guestbook messages for a mention of your location, then stalk everyone your age where you live until they find a small pool of people that may be you, stalk each of them until they figure exactly which one is you, move within a block of where you live, and stalk you incessantly for the rest of your life.
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Posted 5/3/13
Im the one providing internet on our house, so it should be the other way around
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17 / F / Cleveland, Ohio
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Posted 5/3/13
My mother nope. My father..I haven't seen him since my 5th birthday so I don't know about him he might though
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27 / F / Southern Oregon
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Posted 5/3/13
Well at my age I don't think they care if I do or not. But yes they know I don't make it a point to hide it, and I have brought up forum discussions up in conversations with my parents (when it is relevant of course). Now when I was younger my parents where a little worried about me hanging out on forums or chartrooms, but I wasn't really into it then so it wasn't really a big deal. I didn't start participating in forums until a few years ago (before I was just a creeper who would read forums but not post anything).
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Posted 5/4/13
My parents prefer that I simply lurk and observe internet forums, rather than generate content and commit my thoughts to this imperishable medium.
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20 / F / Wherever the wind...
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Posted 5/4/13

UnlimitedEnergy wrote:

Mom however would probably think I'm on the way to becoming a murder victim or something though. She typically thinks the worst about everything and is usually a tough sell to change her views. Paranoid I think it is, she's the kind of person that thinks if a stranger asks you for a ride, it's because they're planning to rob you instead of genuinely needing a ride.


Oh gawd, my parents are exactly like that. They would probably put me under surveillance 24/7 if it were plausible. I think, they get too carried away by the news. I don't quite blame them because the way the media delivers the news, they make you forget about the other thousands who didn't get mugged on the streets today.

On topic, no, my parents don't know (or do they?). I don't think they'd mind though. ><
Posted 5/4/13
Yes they no
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36 / M / Oregon Coast
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Posted 5/4/13
As an adult I don't care if my parents, friends, or co-workers know if I use forums or message boards.

Back when I was a teen I was the one to introduce my parents to dail-up BBS's or bulletin board systems for you youngsters.
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19 / M / Ireland
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Posted 5/4/13
I guess when I was a kid my parents didnt know and probably would be anxious knowing i was talking to many people of all ages, I don't think she gives a rats arse what I do now.
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