But I should explain everything about online dating. The reason I said 'lonely preteen' is because of personal experience. I was a lonely preteen and child. Ironically, I was all for computers. I'm not going too far back in my life because then I was crashing my parent's desktop. I think I was about 9 or so And my mom told me I had 8 girlfriends in my entire lifetime. Keep in mind I was and still am autistic. I've made a userbox about this, and so I was outright weird back then.
It, on it's own, was not something I knew. If I knew about it then, I would've had more girlfriends. Then came , a game called LittleBigPlanet 2 showed up in my "game library" I had met someone online who would later create her own PlayStation Network account after she was using her brother's to play the game.
I had a near-dating-esque relationship with her. We were almost close This girl was a Muslim. Her family did not permit her to date, online and locally. It kind of came as a shock to me. Her family was diverse, and even to this day, I question how her parent's managed to stay together. It wasn't her decision not to date. It was a combination of her religion and family.
So, why do I bring this up? Well, this girl was from the other side of the world, all the way in Britain itself, where the video game was created. How is this relevant? One thing that people have to remember is that the world doesn't revolve around America. Just because it's a superpower doesn't mean it's automatically the main country of the world. I understand Team spirit, but when it comes to how Americans treat Muslims, it's very bad.
Al-Qaeda is an Islamic group, but not the definition or representation of Islam itself. Islam is to a Muslim what Christianity is to a Christian; it's what they believe in. If you oppose someone because they believe in what Osama Bin Laden believed in, that's technically discrimination.
Everyone is different, people think differently, and they're supposed to act the way others want them to. That's how everyone gets along. But remember, the internet is worldwide. You could be talking to a Filipino or a Brazilian. Since their country works a different way, you either have to cope with what they're doing or do it your own way.
So, how is this relevant, in any way, to Online Dating? See, America the land of the free allows a lot of free behavior, except obviously crime.
They allow children to engage in behaviors that are not typically seen in other parts of the world, since those parts work differently.
If Muslims are not allowed to date in example above, this is not always true, however , then by accessing the internet, where it is possible to do that, they are at risk of scolding, AND worse; whoever is behind the other screen is most likely in another part of the world.
You can't change a foreigner's belief's, since the internet is worldwide. Back when I was 11 again , I discovered Torrent's and Piracy. I was unfamiliar with it until I actually visited a pirate's house. He said these exact words: I said no It's where you can get movies for free. So, when I actually tried it for myself, I was more satisfied to get it there than from iTunes or the PlayStation Store. This was only a portion of my curiosity. Curiosity got me into Wikipedia. I was always reciting facts I learned, and by the time I was actually writing on a Wikia project, it would be near identical to those articles.
Yes, you learn from being curious, but I learned more than what I needed when I was there. So, when I say 'if I learned about it then, I would've had more girlfriends', curiosity is the main reason why. A lot of younger kids don't know things, and so they begin to question those things.
And it gets to the point where they try them. And that's where it starts to pass on; they learn from other's mistakes. And then they learn from their own. As an example, I am an exceptionally skilled cheater when it comes to Mario Kart: I can actually do Rainbow Road without falling off the track, because I've practiced it so much. When my sister watches me do it, she gets very jealous because even though she can beat Mario Kart itself, it's always been a hassle to her.
You can't stop a curious kid. So, what do people have against online dating? They'll tell you everything. Or most of it. Firstly, from someone who writes neutrally, it's not safe. Even if the game's for children, it technically allows for anyone to join. And I have explained this before: The major problems with ODing are predators. Even if you say it's sick for a year-old man posing as a year-old guy to date a year-old girl, it will still happen no matter how much the effect of your opinion gives.
Because the girl doesn't know that the year-old she's pretend making-out with is a pedophile. Roblox put the rule in to stop dating in general, as you never know who's behind the other computer. It could be someone from the other side of the world, or even your neighbor. Since we, the human race, have a huge population, we are also diverse. I said this a few paragraphs ago; everyone is different.
A good idea to one person is a bad one to another. If you assign someone the challenge of making a LEGO spaceship, you could either get 4 2x8 blocks assembled in a plus-shape, or a gigantic sculpture-like creation. Just like an opinion, the LEGO's creator varies, and reactions and responses are just as well the same. So, why do they do it? Why do they go through the trouble of risking being banned?
It's because they want to. According to the other kids, it's apparently the best thing ever for them. There's no harm in trying it, right? To stop online dating, you have to change how they think. How do you do that? That's why it can't be stopped.
Kids need to know it's bad for a reason, but that reason can't be because of personal experience or contradiction. Point 2 The internet allows for everyone and anyone, not just your local friends. You don't know who you could be talking to. Why is it a big deal? Point 3 Kids are curious to try new things, just like drugs and intercourse. Point 4 To stop ODing, you have to make sure everyone acts a certain way. So, then why can't we stop it?
Because everyone is different. To stop one idea from being good, all people have to be the same.