Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I understand and I wish to continue.

I have often encountered the following message when clicking on blogs:

"The blog that you are about to view may contain content only suitable for adults. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For more information about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service".

Now I understand that it is Google and the blogger's way of protecting themselves against lawsuits and people being all in a huff because their kids are possibly viewing inappropriate blogs. But what does this really do? Can you see any kid saying "oh, geez, I better click 'I do not wish to continue.'"

No..they'd probably just be even more curious to see what was ahead.

I know not all content on the internet is appropriate for young eyes. I certainly would not want my son or daughter viewing certain things. But I don't think a little warning is gonna stop kids. I know I will find other ways to make sure my kids are only viewing what I deem appropriate.

I just think it's kinda funny!

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  1. I've been thinking for awhile I should take mine off. I put it on mainly because I was doing a blogfest with a bunch of YA authors in the mix and thought a warning was needed...but now it doesn't make sense to keep it.

  2. It really is funny. I never don't click on blogs and things because of it or anything. It's just extra work (that sounds so lazy!) But it's just a sad/funny attempt to keep goggle and whatever from being sued. (sad because of how lawsuit happy people are and sad because of how people don't monitor their children like they should!)

  3. so funny you posted this today becasue i was just having a little laugh over it this morning!

  4. I don't know. It doesn't stop me from viewing it, but I'm an adult. It might make me think twice about whether I want to read something, though. Especially if my kids are in the room and peeking over my shoulder as they walk past.

    And I do know my kids, though they are fairly young, would stop at a warning like that and ask me to check it out first.

  5. Sounds much like ‘click here if you’re eighteen years of age or older’. Who is going to know? Like those words are really going to stop a curious kid. I suppose it’s nice that they try, but it’s not going to stop but the most honest hearts.

  6. Perhaps it's because I teach middle school and have consequently had my sense of humor juvenilized, but that warning makes me want to go further, just because I can (as my eighth graders would say ;))

  7. Oh that warning makes me laugh too. And just an FYI for all the other bloggers out there--it sets off certain filters employers set up, and the employees subsequently cannot view the blog (whereas without the warning page, the employee can).
    KLo-- you are an amazing person. I sub--almost exclusively at middle school--and the general public has no idea what cool people teach those kids day after day. :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!!