We recently got my teenage son a computer to keep in his room for schoolwork. I am worried, however, that it will be too much of a temptation to have a porn-generating machine sitting in his bedroom.
Twelve-year-old Nicole Suriel drowned during a class field trip to Long Beach, Long Island. Only three chaperones -- two teachers and an intern -- escorted Suriel and 23 fellow students to the beach Tuesday. There were NO lifeguards on duty.
It was a new parent's worst nightmare: Less than 24 hours after Chrissie and Michael Smith brought their 3-day-old baby home from the hospital, their dog, Dakota, snatched him from his crib, carried him into the woods and left him there.
Yesterday, my husband was about ten minutes early picking up my 6-year-old daughter from school ... and saw her walking down the street outside the school by herself!
Fourth grader Ryan Gooding suffered a fractured nose, second-degree chemical burns and needed reconstructive surgery after he tried to copy a YouTube video of an experiment that mixed vinegar and baking soda in a two-liter soda bottle. It blew up in his face.
Marlene Taylor and her young daughters were in a 2008 Chevy Equinox last month when the gas pedal got stuck. The 911 call is chilling.
While I have never been a proponent of spying on kids who don't deserved to be spied on, I am a supporter of setting expectations that help guide young people toward making appropriate decisions about their online use.