Parents Banning The Internet From Naughty Kids
from the and-stay-unconnected! dept
Just like banning television and the telephone in the past were ways for parents to punish their kids for acting improperly, parents are increasingly banning internet access from their kids – and finding that it works wonders. Some parents completely ban the computer (one even tells her kids to use the encyclopedia – the book kind – if they need to look up something for their homework). Just another sign of how important the internet has become to kids. Of course, people never considered the telephone and the television to be a “vital tool” of education for kids – so how long until we hear about a kid suing his or her parents for cutting off “vital” internet access, harming their academic (and future career) goals?