Now in Russia there is a shitstorm uprising. Suddenly a lot of stories appeared, where kids are talked into suicide by some evil forces via the Internet. Fake stories, of course, Lumley-style penny dreadfuls the Government needs in order to low the level of privacy, so that it would be simpler to spy after dissidents.
But it is not the Government that makes me especially angry, it's the people.
They took it absolutely seriously, and now some are prohibiting their kids to use the Internet, shutting down the last source of information.
Let me tell you why children commit suicide.
They do it out of desperation, inability to understand that there's nothing wrong with them, that their flaws and mistakes aren't in the spotlight, that everybody around them is suffering from the same problems. They do it because they do not have enough information about life and have to guess themselves, and sometimes living like a lone explorer is just too much, and something breaks.
So talk to your kids, make friends with them, don't try to boss and regulate them. Explain them things, no matter how "adult" the topic seems, and then let them go and study the world with solid theoretical basis. Don't regulate what they do in the Internet, things like porn, drugs, or suicide won't harm mental development of a person who was already instructed about them. When you keep your child away from this information it's not "protection", it harms your child, because he/she feels that something is going on but has neither knowledge nor control, and it destroys self-esteem completely.
You don't believe me?
Well, this is how my parents bred me, and I am still alive. Our life conditions might have been tougher than somebody's, but thoughts about suicide never crossed my mind, because I knew that the world is worth living in.
At the age of 16 I debunked two grown-up Jehovah's witnesses. Just think about it, when other children aren't even supposed to question their parents' beliefs (well, they do question, but nobody takes them seriously) I was already able to win in an intellectual conversation.
For my ability to live I am grateful to my mom and dad. I will be the same type of a parent when I find the right partner, and my kids will walk into this word with bravery.
After that I wanted to kill myself...
if you aren't going to be a good parent, then just don't fuck your wife..
you must be the stupidest son of a bitch on the planet to prohibit your children from ANYTHING.
but for some reason i didn't care?!?
And I'm mad that my parents take my electronics away whenever an f-bomb slips out.
I should start appreciating life more.
Everyone else in my family does.
Parents think that they're too good and above being responsible for the human being that THEY decided to have, and think that they should get their asses kissed and licked just for having kids.
But you do have a point, I can't really blame her for EVERYTHING. The other half is probably caused by peers treating me like shit and the adults who tell me to suck it up instead of dealing with the fucking issue.
This is almost the exact reason why my anxiety issues keep getting worse and worse over time. However, if you think about it, I'm not really "blaming" anyone here.
I'm upset about the way that these people treat me, which is why I don't WANT to be around them. Sadly enough, I can't complain because some of the adults are pretty kind to me. (Can't be +LGBT or you'll get disowned by them)
maybe that'll get her fucked up attitude in line
I don't have a mom who can take that and won't fucking beat my ass
I technically had to quit DA but I still go on in secret.
It's dangerous to simplify suicidal ideation like this.
kids can sometimes feel like they have no real friends to talk to, and feel like all the people they want to make friends with in reality would laugh and mock them for stupid reasons, but those reasons can hit hard. they start to build friendships - even relationships - with people online, and these friends are the foundations for a person who would otherwise break apart. and if you take away the accessibility to talk to these people, you can destroy a kid.
how do i know this? because it happened to me, too. but when i found another way to communicate, i rebuilt those broken towers and i managed to piece my broken self back together.
parents need to learn things like this, otherwise the world will be filled with even more hopeless kids, and those kids eventually lost through this final act.
tl;dr: don't take away internet from kids who might be lost without it.
omf I wish there was a way to like comments--
I frisking love you for this <3
I'm tired of my parents telling me 'BUT KID, ALL OF THE PEEPLE OUT TERE R PEDOS AND LIARS!!!111!1!'
that's a lie tbh
all of my friends here are actually way better than my jerky classmates
my parents said internet can make me anti-social, when actually a lover of mine from the internet made me more social than ever, social enough to get even irl friends
so internet friends help you as much as irl friends.