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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:00 AM
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Children use web to watch videos, look up "sex": study
Source: Reuters

Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:37am EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Children are using the Internet to watch YouTube videos, connect with friends on social network sites and look up "sex" and "porn," according to a study of the top Web searches by youngsters.

Computer security firm Symantec Corp identified the top 100 searches conducted between February and July through its family safety service OnlineFamily.Norton, which monitors children's and teenager's Internet use.

It found the most popular search term was for YouTube, the video sharing website owned by Google, with Internet star, Fred Figglehorn, a fictional character whose YouTube videos are popular with children, coming ninth in the top searches.

The search engine Google was the second most popular search term and Yahoo came seventh, while social network site Facebook ranked second and MySpace came fifth in the list.

But the words "sex" and "porn" also made it into the top 10, ranked numbers four and six respectively.




Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE57B0P5200...



Oh, rilly????
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:05 AM
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:17 AM
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2. Er, you're the better part of 2 decades behind the curve there, Symantec.
lol Old people trying to keep up with what the kids are doing these days LOL
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:24 AM
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3. What an outrage! That's what dictionaries are for!
Admit it, my fellow oldtimers. Most of you know that there is such a thing as a shittah-tree. How do you know that?
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:26 AM
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4. Most dictionaries don't have pictures!
_That's_ the real outrage that ushered in the evil internets.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:51 AM
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7. Hmmm. That gives me an idea....


Instant bestseller!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:55 AM
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8. Earlier today I was thinking of doing a pop-up book of fetishes
I guess the dictionary would be more comprehensive, though. :D
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:35 AM
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10. Just be sure to wear eye protection when you do it.
The tentacle porn page is certain to be a hazard.
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lurky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 08:21 AM
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17. Ah, yes... We had hours of fun at the
Edited on Wed Aug-12-09 08:22 AM by lurky
public library, huddled around the unabridged dictionary, giggling uncontrollably. "Now look up 'boobies'!" "No, look up 'doo doo'!"

Kids today don't know how good they have it... (Shakes fist angrily).
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:31 AM
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5. I dont think I ever tried typing in "porn" when looking for porn.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:42 AM
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6. Who is stupid enough to search "Google" or "Yahoo" in a search engine?

Google and Yahoo ARE search engines.



This survey smells.
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Xzanther Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:15 AM
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9. Well..
I've never changed my home page to google... so typing google in the search engine is faster than typing www.google.com in the address bar... I'm sure I'm not the only lazy person on the internet...
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:46 AM
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11. what 'search engine' are you typing google into?
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Xzanther Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 04:05 AM
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13. Ya know..
Eh.. I think it's my ISPs default page.. You know.. everything is a search engine these days.. I just like to give all my search statistics to google because they have made such huge gains on information technology that actually has benefited our world.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 04:40 AM
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34. oh i see - wasn't sure what you were referring to so had to ask! thanks
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:58 AM
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12. Republican kids ? nt
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:01 PM
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28. What happens if you use Yahoo! to search Google...
and vice-versa? Is there some kind of microchip melt-down?
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 06:23 AM
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14. NO WAY!
Who'd a thunk it?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 06:27 AM
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15. I wonder how many of those kids
are 50-ish freepers in their mommy's basements posing as "curious 13-year-old girls" ...
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 08:11 AM
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16. OMG, kids are curious, THE HORROR!!!
:rofl:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 12:14 PM
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25. I think natural curiosity in general is a very good thing and something to be encouraged,
as it's evidence of human development and wanting to know more. Of course, I don't want kids to see disturbing images, and responsibility for what images one's kids see lies with the parents. That's an unpopular thing to say, I know. But my husband and I have a household full of net-connected devices, all of which have been freely available for a decade to our goddaughter who are now 16 and 15; their mom has not a single clue about the internet and wouldn't know how to view her kids' search histories to save her (or their) life. We gave our goddaughters their first computer and since their mom (otherwise a very bright and accomplished person in her own right) is freaked out by a pop up window and struggles to check her own email much less browse her kids' search histories, we just check once in a while and talk with the girls about stuff based on what we know -- no scolding, no "spanking," just talking. For us, this is what godparents should do if they can. :shrug:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 08:23 AM
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18. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" award
Edited on Wed Aug-12-09 08:26 AM by rocktivity
The "To Figure This Out, You Had To Do A Freaking STUDY???" division.

Twenty years ago, those same kids would have been looking up "sex" and "porn" on cable TV. And before that, they would have been reading Playboy magazines in the basement!

:rofl:
rocktivity
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 12:41 PM
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26. Or "Heavy Metal" (Metal Hurlant)
thirty years ago :D
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 09:19 AM
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19. I wonder if I can get a research grant to determine the color of the sky? (nt)
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 12:45 PM
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27. I'm sure you can
since it varies according to polution levels, elevation, humidity and where you are on the planet.

Go get a copy of Matthew Lesko's book on writing grants and hop to it! :P
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 09:22 AM
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20. Well, I remember being dumbfounded when I found out what, exactly, it is people do
when they make babies.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 09:37 AM
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21. A study was required to determine this?
Jeez.
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 08:18 AM
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36. Next big study: teen age boys think about sex more than anything else
How about a study about something that isn't so obvious--or at least one that casts a new light on the obvious.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 09:42 AM
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22. A mouse is a whole lot lighter than trying to lift the edge of your parent' mattress. n/t
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 10:23 AM
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23. allowing children/teens to have computers, TVs, phones, etc. in their


bedrooms is NOT a smart thing to do.

these items should be out in the house where parents can monitor what they are doing and seeing.

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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 11:42 AM
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24. Sex and porn would have been what I would have used it for, had the
internet been around when I was young...


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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 01:04 PM
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29. The Internet is for Porn. (nt)
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:26 PM
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30. It was a challenge back then, and if you found it you couldn't see anything because of pubic hair
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:33 PM
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31. Type "sex" into Bing, and you'll probably get
"Why Microsoft Vista is better than sex".
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 05:12 PM
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32. Type "Bing" into Google images search
and on the first page 3/5 of the images are Carmella Bing, porn actress.
The only Bings I knew of are Bing cherries, Bing Crosby, and the Bing you mentioned. :shrug:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 09:33 PM
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33. What a surprise!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 04:47 AM
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35.  In my day, we scoured the dictionary, the encyclopedia and medical books, hoping for
interesting pics. In Ancient Rome,kids probably did a lot of peeping through windows at the bath houses.

Fred Figglehorn, on the other hand, sounds highly suspicious.
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