To find the answer to this question--plus something MUCH MORE important!--please read!!!
|I seem to remember an elephant joke from my childhood when goes something like:
Q: How do you find a lost elephant?
A: You'll never have that problem, because elephants are too big to be lost!
In my case, I have a memory like an elephant and a body to match.
In more politically-correct terms, I'm a Super Queen.
So it's not too easy to lose me, either.
Actually--on a more serious note--I'm quite easy to find, because of prominent activities both on and off the Internet.
So I'm personally pretty open with people I communicate with online.
Even so, I know to be careful.
With kids, this is even MORE important, because they're a whole lot less defenseless and haven't been around long enough to recognize red-flags.
It's very important that parents know what their kids are doing online. If they're going to meet an e-pal, this should always be done with parental supervision.
One of my e-pals here has written a wonderful piece on this, and I'd like to share it with you in hopes that you'll pass it on!
I would rather trust people than not trust them, and I generally do unless shown reason to do otherwise.
And, if I'm ever blessed with kids of my own (my clock is ticking, but it can still happen), I would want to raise them to be trusting--but, also, to be CAREFUL!!!