Minors on OFL

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

part of what this is trying to do is a simple legal protection. But part of me hopes that the ones that truly want help will play by the rules, and that it might help us help them better.

But I do hear you on the issue of truthfulness here.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

I understand. But there is one thing I have to say...In the whole time I have been here I have never seen any of the regular members be disrespectful to any child. Even before we were aware of them being a minor. Thats not how people are on here. I can understand wanting to make sure that we maybe do know who the minors are ahead of time , but at some point the responsibility has to go back to the kids themselfs and the parents that allow them to go online.
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OFL replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

Firestorm8215 wrote: You are also counting on them actually reading the rules and regulations and actually asking for parental permission. Aside from it maybe taking any legal responsibility from us if the kids are lieing about their age , I dont think this will really change a whole lot. You could try to set up a seperate section for 18 and under....but again...what good does any of this do if the kids lie ? We all remember our friend TigerOscar and whatever other names he was using..I however have no idea what would posses any kid to come to a fish website and do this to begin with...I thought thats what FB was for ??? :laugh:

This is a problem, unless a kid has his responsible parent monitoring his every movement on the Internet, it's virtually impossible to guarantee that children who are using the website have got permission to do so. However, it is something that is quite important, with all that has been going on in the world lately, people are not immune on forums, somebody could easily say the wrong thing on here and get themselves in trouble. And since there has been so much in the news lately about child abuse, I for one would certainly like to protect myself.

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

I agree Penn. And I am not saying that I can monitor 100% of what my kids do online...but there are many things that can be done. My kids go online from either the livingroom or kitchen. That way I can walk up anytime and see whats going on. They do not have FB , because I feel that as long as people know they dont have it , there is no point off posting crap about them on FB. I run software that monitors every website they go to , any attempt to go to a blocked website and what searches they perform....needless to say some of this came as quite as a suprise for my 12 yr old curious son... :laugh: They are also blocked from signing up to any website without my permission...
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

when i first joined the forum i was 17, dont worry im not a minor anymore, but this site was realy usefull. Plus i didnt always have FB access during school :). No mater what we do minors will be able to lie about there age and join the site, there's is no way around it. But for the sake of the website there should be some kind of legal disclaimer, we dont want OFL to be in some kind of legal mess like MFK
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

What happened on MFK ?
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OFL replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

I shall have a look around and see what I can find on the Internet, quite often legal websites offer up information that you can use for free. I'm sure I can find something that can distance ourselves from any trouble if it arises, after all it is the parents responsibility for what their children do on the Internet, that has always been my opinion. However, we now live in a world where it's getting very difficult to speak your opinion without getting in trouble. Like I said in a previous thread, you're not even safe on the Internet nowadays, you could easily get yourself in trouble for saying the wrong thing about somebody. I dread to think what would happen if somebody said something to a young child and they reported us

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

Firestorm8215 wrote: What happened on MFK ?


MFK uses a logo that looks similar to the Monster drink. I think that's it.
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

yeah, but do u realy think MFK is going to survive? they dont have the money. and I dought this website would be able to survive being sued my some wealthy lawyer
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

I knew about that....I thought since they were brought up something happened with a minor over there. My bad...
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