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Last year, my school held an assembly about Myspace, Friendster, and sites like that in general. It was basically warning the younger kids at the school about the dangers of posting your picture, intrests and location on the internet. Over the years Myspace has become increasingly popular, and most kids have one (not me though). The problem is, most of them are under age. Myspace makes it clear that you must be atleast 16 (or something) to join, but all you really have to do is set your year of birth back a bit, and you're in.

 

What's really more important though is a death threat e-mail a student in a neighboring school recieved. Here's the article.

 

This is a message from the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jan Furman.

 

Last evening and today you received information from Northern Valley Regional High School officials that a student at Northern Valley Old Tappan High School had received a threatening e-mail that necessitated the closing of the school. As of 3:00 p.m. today, the Bergen Country Prosecutor and the FBI have confirmed that the sender of the e-mail resides in a foreign country, has been identified and has admitted his wrongdoing. An extensive search of the Northern Valley Old Tappan High School was conducted as part of the investigation. All authorities (the Bergen County Prosecutor

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In order to diminish "death threats", and other siht kids get spewed with nowadays, internet needs to be killed.

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I rember at my school, a friend of mine sent out a HC newsletter that had a logo that said "all capitalists must burn" and this dumb friggin kid got one and reported it as a death threat. There was much fuss about it.

 

 

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eh I'd never even heard of myspace until this summer. I haven't even looked at it. But it sounds like somthing Jack Thompson would go after as a tool for pedophiles to use to pick their targets.

As to posting your pic online to for everyone to see? Eh people do it anyway. I mean if you type in sombodies name you will probably get at least one pic of them so you know what they look like. The thing that does bother me about myspace is that it also gives out your address and everything else to everyone.

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Eldar, you didn't tell me you had a myspace! I'm joining right now so I can be your friend.

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::cough:: I have one of those profile things...a girl got me to do it. And now...yeah...

 

It's entertaining, and I'm meeting a lot of girls...so...woo.

 

As for death threats...jokingly saying your gonna kill somebody at school...ie. "Dude, i'm gonna kill you (insert laughter)" can be reported as a death threat...and the one who said it can be suspended...so...yeah.

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and I don't know these men I kill

but we all wind up on the same side

'cause ain't none of us doin' god's will.

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It's entertaining, and I'm meeting a lot of girls...so...woo.

 

I doubt you'll ever meet any of them in person.

 

As for death threats...jokingly saying your gonna kill somebody at school...ie. "Dude, i'm gonna kill you (insert laughter)" can be reported as a death threat...and the one who said it can be suspended...so...yeah.

 

This kid meant it. What's with all the "so...yeah." stuff?

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That's Chris Avellone, for those who couldn't tell.

 

Very interesting about his reading meterial, i think i might pick up some Martin, Prachett or Zelansky one of this days. Haven't read anything fiction for untold eons.

 

I made a Myspace page a long time ago when my friends were actually interested in it. It's been ages since i've bothered.

 

This is my page BTW:

 

http://www.myspace.com/401981

 

Never managed to hook up with anybody, being a classical music nerd is worst then being a computer geek this days... :lol:

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It's entertaining, and I'm meeting a lot of girls...so...woo.

 

I doubt you'll ever meet any of them in person.

 

As for death threats...jokingly saying your gonna kill somebody at school...ie. "Dude, i'm gonna kill you (insert laughter)" can be reported as a death threat...and the one who said it can be suspended...so...yeah.

 

This kid meant it. What's with all the "so...yeah." stuff?

I'm tired, still. And yes, I have met several of them in person, all very nice girls, by the way, cuties too. :lol:

 

I'm tired...and also getting tired of all this nonsense. The rest of us are constantly being restricted due to the psychosis of a few. Did I mention I'm for the "bullet theory" when it comes to types like that?

I had thought that some of nature's journeymen had made men and not made them well, for they imitated humanity so abominably. - Book of Counted Sorrows

 

'Cause I won't know the man that kills me

and I don't know these men I kill

but we all wind up on the same side

'cause ain't none of us doin' god's will.

- Everlast

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The school itself shouldn't be getting involved, but the parents should. Because the parents are the legal guardian of the boy if they say "close your myspace account" he has to close it. They basically have total control over who gets to tell him what and make him do whatever.

 

I hate parents.

 

oh and simply writing the best way to start a school massacre is a one way trip to either county mental or jail.

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The school itself shouldn't be getting involved, but the parents should. Because the parents are the legal guardian of the boy if they say "close your myspace account" he has to close it. They basically have total control over who gets to tell him what and make him do whatever.

 

I hate parents.

 

oh and simply writing the best way to start a school massacre is a one way trip to either county mental or jail.

 

Any kid who can't get around his school's and parents' restrictions on the use of the internet isn't much of a kid at all. If his parents say "close your myspace account", all he has to do is only log in when his parents aren't in the room, and remember to delete the history file. :)"

 

The only danger (speaking from experience) is when you forget about the deleting the history part, and the websites you've been to are a whole lot more illegal for minors to view than myspace.com. :">

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I'd be much happier if my kids looked for porn rather than play violent video games...

 

But I don't have kids so I'm lucky

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Any kid who can't get around his school's and parents' restrictions on the use of the internet isn't much of a kid at all.  If his parents say "close your myspace account", all he has to do is only log in when his parents aren't in the room, and remember to delete the history file. :)"

 

The only danger (speaking from experience) is when you forget about the deleting the history part, and the websites you've been to are a whole lot more illegal for minors to view than myspace.com.  :">

You're not alone in that last part. :"> God damned internet explorer...

 

I'd be much happier with my kids searching for porn than I would leaving their personal details all over the internet.

Can I hold you to that. :D

 

I'd be much happier if my kids looked for porn rather than play violent video games...

 

But I don't have kids so I'm lucky

Why? Violent video games aren't harmful...provided the child isn't a moron who doesn't know reality from fantasy.

I had thought that some of nature's journeymen had made men and not made them well, for they imitated humanity so abominably. - Book of Counted Sorrows

 

'Cause I won't know the man that kills me

and I don't know these men I kill

but we all wind up on the same side

'cause ain't none of us doin' god's will.

- Everlast

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