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organicmama

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Jul 31, 2006
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

Mine would love it, in a few years.... Grayt idea!

I don't really let them near the computer yet. They've only been on a few times in regards to educational games that were recommended by school. But I would let them on local areas where they could connect with their friends as they grow up.
 

sunspotbaby

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Mar 31, 2006
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

This is a great idea, but things to consider. Things a 13year old are into are not what a 8 year old is into, but I don't know how you would keep one out of the others if that makes sense. How would you monitor the possibility of predators lurking? Just some thoughts. :roll:
 

florida girl

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Feb 3, 2006
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

Kurt, I think a separate area. I think even outside of the lounge, some things that are talked about are not appropriate for younger kids. Sometimes, even the way people talk to one another in heated debates are not always respectful of one another. QUOTE]

I agree, there would need to be some tough moderators. I think posting goings on in South Walton for kids especially with summer coming on, good place to review things for them to do. Clubs, classes, events, to name a few. Also have some kind of undercover moderator to keep watch from the sheriffs department.
 

30gAy

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Jul 4, 2006
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

Ugh.

I vote no kid's forum on SoWal.

Nothing but a good excuse for all the prudes to try to censor the rest of us 'because the children might see'.

Besides, your kid doesn't need to spend any more time in front of the computer, or TV. Kick their butts outside and make 'em play, you know- with real people instead of online buddies.
 

sunspotbaby

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Mar 31, 2006
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Santa Rosa Beach
Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

Good point 30-gAy. Kids don't play enough now. We used to be "kicked out of the house" on a pretty day and no going in and out. It was either in or out and we always chose OUT....much more stuff to do and get into without Mom watching over our shoulder! Playing in the water (with just the hose, no sprinkler) was funnnn! :clap_1: SoWal for kids....what are we thinking????:dunno:
 

whiteyfunn

SoWal Staff
Jul 1, 2005
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

Ugh.

I vote no kid's forum on SoWal.

Nothing but a good excuse for all the prudes to try to censor the rest of us 'because the children might see'.

Besides, your kid doesn't need to spend any more time in front of the computer, or TV. Kick their butts outside and make 'em play, you know- with real people instead of online buddies.

You read my mind! I agree 100%. :clap_1:
 

Mango

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Apr 7, 2006
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

I heard that some schools already have their own forums where the kids log in under their student ID's. They also have forums for parents that does not interfere with the students to avoid predators.

Might be a suggestion to make to the local schools and suggestions could be made about threads to start.

My nephew just moved to Georgia, and it helped him meet some kids that weren't in his classes but were in his grade. He also met other students selected from the school for the Junior Young Leaders.

He's limited on how much time he can spend on it. They should put timers on them and log you off with a big pop up that says:

"Get the hey outside" :lol:
 
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ShallowsNole

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Jun 22, 2005
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

SoWal is tame compared to my son's MySpace messages. :eek:
 

Smiling JOe

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Nov 18, 2004
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Re: How about a SoWal for kids?

Ugh.

I vote no kid's forum on SoWal.

30gAy's true reason for not wanting the kids to have their own page is that his kids will be tying up the computer and he will not be able to get any time on SoWal.com :funn:
 
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