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Wed, Aug. 8th, 2007, 04:00 pm
scarah2: I just want to make sure everyone has seen this buried subthread

We report child pornography to the NCMEC, as required by law.

Scroll down to markf's reply in particular. It's heavily implied that ponderosa121 and elaboration were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Harry Potters Children.

I'm going to check innocence_jihad and if this isn't already there, I'm gonna crosspost it. Sorry if you see it twice, but I'm finding that a lot of people haven't lurked quite as aggressively as I have and haven't seen it.

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)

Nine out of ten of 8-16 year-olds have viewed pornography online.

Conveniently forgetting to mention just how many of those omgCHILDREN went looking for it. When I was eight, I didn't have internet, but I had a public library that kept books by Judy Blume. Sex fascinated me, so I read about it, same as every other subject which has fascinated me over the years. Where were my parents? Well, I think people underestimate the ability of eight-year-olds to be incredibly sneaky. If anyone is to be blamed, why wouldn't it be a) my parents, for not keeping an eye on what I was reading, or b) me, for lying my head off? Give eight-year-old me some credit. I knew exactly what I was doing.

And I've seen porn I didn't want to see-- in pop-up ads.

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)

Definitely. if a kid's not online looking it up, then they're in the dictionary looking up the word penis with all their friends and giggling. i didnt gain access to the internet until i was about 13 or 14 and i knew EVERYTHING about sex before that :)

also i wasnt interested in porn anyway because my parents did the responsible thing and actually sat me down to explain stuff to me.

p.s. howd you come up with your username? are you a fan of virtual pets? i have a kitty nano myself :P

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)

they're in the dictionary looking up the word penis with all their friends and giggling

I did that! XD

My parents explained hardly anything; my mother gave me one of those books on puberty when I was ten or so, and that was it. (Which was okay with me, since I didn't want to talk about it, and I already knew everything anyway. Haha.)

Nah, my username isn't that interesting. It was supposed to be a throwaway for National Novel Writing Month, which is abbreviated to Nanowrimo or Nano, and Kat is my nickname. So, kat_nano. But I got attached to my friendslist. :p

I still have never owned a Tamagotchi, even now that I'm old enough to buy things for myself. :( I can't figure out where to buy one, but I waaaant one.

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)

You can get them at Target, K-Mart, and Walmart for around $15! there's also e-bay, but you might not want to buy one there because people put a lot of bootlegs up for option. wouldnt want to waste your money on a fake one thats crappy :/

Sun, Aug. 12th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)

"Conveniently forgetting to mention just how many of those omgCHILDREN went looking for it. "

Nods. That's usually how I find it. How I've *been* finding it since I was 15.

Came across my mom's smut books accidentally, but now I choose to read it as choice. The Internet has contributed *far* more to my sex education than my parents.

My mom just gave me a book with the technical details (maybe to turn me off to sex? :s), and that was my sex ed (well that and watching women get raped, molested, beat and murdered on Lifetime).

I was 14, and I had a boyfriend who was overly...he wanted to do things before I was ready. Thankfully, we didn't see each other outside of school, but...I *know* he would've raped me (he was a horny 15 year old boy, and at the time, I was incredibly uncomfortable saying no) if he had the chance.

I think, if I had read rape fics at 14 (since I know my parents wouldn't have talked to me about it; let's face it, they're prudes!), I would've been able to *further* understand what rape was, and been able to realize that it's okay to say no, and that I have a right to say no.

And no, I don't condone rape. To be honest, I like reading rape fics not for the rape itself, but for the recovery that happens afterwards. To get to see the healing process and all that. I wouldn't wish rape on my worst enemy.