Brooke Bennett, 12 years old Randolph VT #18

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  1. Fairy1

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    I agree, however, once they are convicted, there is no excuse...with the mothers or the state! Hello? The judicial system is broken. Mothers??? IDK, common sense is a powerful tool - or should be.
     


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    I so agree with this. I am one of those parents that just wish sites like facebook and myspace would disappear. I know there are responsible adults that use them, but we did just fine without than for many years. I also realize its not just those sites, just the internet in general that poses problems.

    It floors me the kids at such young ages that are on those sites. My daughter is 8 yrs old and she knows what myspace is because some kids at school have accounts. A mother of one of these students even asked me for my daughters screen name so they could add her as a friend. I was floored and almost speechless. She assured me that she monitors her activity on there, but feels its educational for her and in order to survive in todays society you have to use the internet. Well my daughter is surviving just fine without a myspace account at the age of 8.

    I think the entire false sense of security is a really good point. How many times do you hear well they have a cell phone so if they get into a problem they can call. Is more freedom granted because the parents feel their children are just a phone call away?

     
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    I recall having heard Jim say that Brooke was looking forward to her trip to Texas.
    I, too, would like to hear how Jim found out about Brook'e trip to Texas. Also, IF there was a trip planned, what did Brooke tell Jim about it? When was the trip going to be?

    I am sure LE has asked Jim these questions when the MySpace message was found. I would like to know the answers.
     
  5. Fairy1

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    The Internet is the world! I talk to my children and I know what's on their minds. They are honest with me and - knock on wood - are great kids. I know them, their personalalties. There is no one in their lives who are known freaks and I do believe I would know if something was "off" with either one of them. Kids today are smart and sophisticated. There is no reason we should have to shield our children from the world. These mothers knew the men in their lives were dangerous. Why punish the innocent when the problem is the freaks who are out there???
     
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    I am also one who would be happy if MySpace and Facebook were gone. It is dangerous for even the older teens as well as young twenty-somethings looking for friendship.
    In the Lauterbach case, I did extensive searching on MySpace for Cesar's page, as did a lot of people. I was horrified at what I saw! I had never paid any attention to it prior to that.

    Thank God for people who have gone into the field of computer forensics! Look how it has helped in this case!
     
  7. MoonFlwr

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    Wow! Well stated! Especially your opening paragraph! It made ME sit up and think about it!

    "I am wondering if the internet is a place for children at all. We don't take them to the neighborhood bar or to places where we know are dangerous...but we put a mouse in their hand and let them journey to much worse."
     
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    Come back and talk to me when your kids are grown...and they sit you down for that "I did this and that conversation". You will realize you did not know what was on their minds all the time, they are only kids no matter how great, and you said it yourself..."Kids today are smart and sophisticated.".

    Forgive me, but I believe you are a bit naive to honestly think kids...your own or anyone else's...can't hide even the most horrendous things from you. They do it all the time.
     
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