Thursday, May 11

Klaatu Barada Nikto

    Speaking of reaching the youth with friendly, mind-altering approaches, the BSA [Business Software Alliance] has developed a new way to curb piracy in a pseudo-grassroots movement... The BSA Cyber Treehouse is a 'kid-friendly' way to teach the youth of America many important life decisions - all of which keep sending the recording, movie, and software industry those bloated paychecks each month... Taken from their site...

It's UNCOOL to use the internet to:

● E-Mail or chat with strangers [makes sense]

● Give out personal information about yourself (name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, school, likes / dislikes, your picture [good point]

● Download or share copyrighted software programs, music, movies, or games without paying for them [wait... what?]

● Copy pictures or books and magazines without the permission of the author or artist [kids know how to do this?]

● Read or look at anything that makes you uncomfortable [isn't this what the internet is used for?]
    Well, for anyone that knows me, it's blatently obvious that I couldn't have my kids unprotected from the dangers of the internet... As soon as I discovered there was such a site looking to strengthen the moral fabric of families everywhere, I forced my son to read, memorize, and recite the site in it's entirety so that no future illegal mishaps may occur... He's very proud of all his hard work [although, he's mostly thankful that I put away the "lesson" belt], but he wanted me to post his certificate for all to see... Thank you BSA

Play It CyberSafe!

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