I'm listening to my radio station which is currently hosting its annual roof-sit at McDonald's to collect change for the support of children who experience abuse and neglect. One girl told a story of how she and her younger sister had been playing in the bathtub. The older girl was touching her sister's privates. The mother came in, saw what her older child was doing, and panicked. After calling a counselor, she asked her daughter what had given her the idea to do such a thing, and the girl answered that her father did it to her all the time. The mother became angry and soon a restraint order was put on the father and the girl took regular visits to the counselor. She (the girl) was sad that she couldn't see her father anymore, but she was also glad because he couldn't do those things to her anymore.
It makes me realize that despite the various little
problems challenges that arise every now and then, I really do have a great life.
- Current Mood: Thankful
- Current Music:102.5 WIOG
I know some (if not many) people may not agree with what I'm about to say, but...you go, LiveJournal!
Well, that's the end of that drama.
Over and out.
- Current Mood: Pleased
This whole fiasco is ludicrous.
Why isn't the opposing group going after websites like MySpace? Or instant messaging services (particularly Yahoo! Instant Messenger)? LiveJournal is one of the few websites that I can visit and do what I want without feeling uncomfortable. In my opinion, MySpace is a joke when it comes to security. Sure, people can set their pages to "private", but I've heard more stories on the news concerning Internet safety problems which center around MySpace than I ever will stories that focus on LiveJournal.
My school district has banned MySpace completely. If kids figure out how to get past the firewalls that have been set up, the district authorities will send them E-mail notifications, warning them not to visit the site again. If the kids ignore the messages and keep trying to visit the website, they have the potential to face in-school suspensions. When it comes to the school district and their policies concerning LiveJournal, however, the students are free to do whatever they please.
My point? The opposing group should go after websites that have become infamous icons on the news and leave the ones that haven't caused any real problems at peace.
I know this event hasn't affected me directly, but for some reason I'm obsessed with it....
- Current Mood: Accomplished
I think some of the LiveJournal Strikethrough frenzy has begun to die down...either that or I'm too tired to look up any more news.
It was fun staying up past three in the morning in the darkness of my room with no one but the cat to keep me company, but now I definitely need some sleep....
- Current Mood: Sleepy
SPREAD THE NEWS!
- Current Mood: Anxious