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At his age, hopefully, a lesson learned
It's quite possible his "sneak peeks" of adult sites brought on worse than he'd expected. My opinion is that he gets the benefit of the doubt and will self rehabilitate as a result of the scare. I have people ask me about protecting their computers. My primary response is to tell them that "What comes home on the bottom of your shoes depends on whose yard you walked in". Accidents happen but why invite them? Just loading your PC with prophylactic software does not guarantee you will not get infected. Learning to behave and walking away from the smell of the cesspool...rather than towards it... a better way.
That's hard to tell a 16-year-old
I remember going into my son's computer and deleting all the dirty pictures periodically. Turns out he thought his brother was doing it.
His computer had the "Diana Virus"?
"....hard to tell a 16 year old."
Maybe so but taking the easy way out and staying mum or cleaning up after a kid isn't much help. Nothing about good parenting is always easy. If you find the task of confrontation to be difficult, that's all the more reason to buck up and do it.
Just figured it was normal teenage male behavior
Just messing with his mind. Had dial-up at the time and it took him time to download more pictures. Finally got interested in talking and dating the real thing and quit bothering.
Somewhat humorous sidenote from family experience
The Article states...
"The computer had accessed a 'Yahoo' account where there was child pornography," Andrew Thomas, Maricopa County district attorney said. "That was the basis for the search warrants issued by a court."
Whats Yahoo doing allowing child pornography displayed on an account?? Is Yahoo making some kind of filthy crap available on their sites??
Yahoo is famous for putting tracking cookies plus
other crap on users computers.As far as having porno sites..I dont doubt that they do as monitoring what people post is almost an impossible task. Personally I stay away from yahoo as it really has nothing I find of interest.
Child porn could be
a seventeen year old girl posting erotic photos of herself on myspace.
Along the Same Line
Years ago, a photo contest was held in an office building I worked at, a parent entered family picture of nude children playing (ages 3 to 4 years old). By the child porn laws in that state the photo would have been considered child porn. The photo was displayed in a public area for 2 months. I was not sure why it was not removed from the loby. No one complained, as best I can tell the company staff was un-informed on the state's child porn laws or just choose to ignore the photo to avoid a legal problem.
I remember a case
in which a mother had photgraphed her little kid -- a baby, really -- and was sent to prison for it. She apparently had no idea it was a "bad" thing. If I had thought about it at the time, I would've sent a letter to my congressman.
A friend whose family owns a Photo-developer shop
Told me that the police had sent a liaison to every developer in the community at one time to inform them of the laws re: child pornography and the responsibilities of every developer to turn in suspected pictures. While my friend had seen some interesting pics in her time, she couldn't recall anything that she would have considered pornographic.
Now a days they hardly get much film business anyway.
technology opened the doors
polaroid, vhs home recorder, digital camera add 1 internet. no third party. hard to find, hard to catch, hard to stop.
warn the kids, min/max penalties if caught, is about all that can be done realistically.
technology can lock them