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Web Cam For Pre-Teens

With the incredible popularity of web cams these days, my two girls (7 and 8) just had to have one. They begged until I gave in and bought one for each of them. I'm wondering what other people think about young children having and using web cams.

Do you have pre-teen children ?

56% (49) 1) Yes, a girl(s) between 10 and 12 years old
43% (38) 2) Yes, a girl(s) between 7 and 9
8% (7) 3) Yes, a girl(s) between 4 and 6
29% (26) 4) Yes, a boy(s) between 10 and 12
6% (6) 5) Yes, a boy(s) between 7 and 9
5% (5) 6) Yes, a boy(s) between 4 and 6

87 voters have answered this question.

Do you allow your children to use a web cam ?

2% (2) 1) No, I do not think that they are old enough.
39% (35) 2) Yes, my 10-12 year old boy(s) are allowed to use a web cam.
10% (9) 3) Yes, my 7-9 year old boy(s) are allowed to use a web cam.
2% (2) 4) Yes, my 4-6 year old boy(s) are allowed to use a web cam.
43% (38) 5) Yes, my 10-12 year old girl(s) are allowed to use a web cam.
34% (30) 6) Yes, my 7-9 year old girl(s) are allowed to use a web cam.
7% (7) 7) Yes, my 4-6 year old girl(s) are allowed to use a web cam.

88 voters have answered this question.

Do you insist on having close supervision while your children are using their web cam, or are they allowed to use it in the privacy of their bedroom ?

9% (8) 1) Close supervision
90% (77) 2) In the privacy of their bedroom

85 voters have answered this question.

Do you know if any of your children have been contacted by adult men on the internet, while they were using their web cam ?

5% (5) 1) I don't know
63% (55) 2) I let my children interact with anyone they want to. It seems harmless.
30% (26) 3) I have warned my children to ignore messages from adult men on the internet.

86 voters have answered this question.

Are you more concerned with your girls or your boys interacting with adult men on the internet ?

77% (63) 1) My children are well trained, so I'm not concerned.
11% (9) 2) I'm more concerned about my girls.
3% (3) 3) I'm more concerned about my boys.
7% (6) 4) I'm equally concerned about both my boys and my girls.

81 voters have answered this question.

Do you know for a fact that any of your children have interacted with adult men on the internet ?

11% (10) 1) I don't know
38% (34) 2) I know that my 10-12 year old girls have.
31% (28) 3) I know that my 7-9 year old girls have.
7% (7) 4) I know that my 4-6 year old girls have.
15% (14) 5) I know that my 10-12 year old boys have.
3% (3) 6) I know that my 7-9 year old boys have.
1% (1) 7) I know that my 4-6 year old boys have.
15% (14) 8) I am sure that none of my children have interacted with adult men on the internet.

88 voters have answered this question.

If your children have had interaction with adult men on the internet, would you mind providing the circumstances and the details by leaving a message in the message section ? Also, I'm interested in what your reaction was, and what you did about it.

35% (27) 1) Yes, I will leave a message.
64% (50) 2) No, I would rather not leave a message.

77 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2009-03-24 00:34:29 by Weller
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