Saturday, December 31, 2011

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We have had a HORRIBLE incident in the Hallmark house!!!  I have thought twice about sharing what has happened to us but then I thought that maybe by sharing we could prevent this from happening to another child!!

We bought MC a Kindle Fire for Christmas!!  We had discussed the fact that she would have Internet access but we also knew that she does not know how to search or use web addresses!!!  SO, in hindsight I guess we were just a little naive!!!  She came running into the kitchen yesterday and basically THREW the Kindle at me!!  She was crying and saying that there were "VERY BAD THINGS" on the computer!!  I picked it up and my heart sank to the floor!!!  I was staring at my worst nightmare....HARD CORE PORN!!!!!  It upset me so bad that I initially got really mad and started asking her all of these questions!!  I will be the 1st to admit that I do NOT initially always handle a situation in the best manner possible BUT I was VERY freaked out!!!  She was crying and shaking and her story was NOT adding up!!! 
I called Todd who was driving into the driveway!!  I sent MC to her room to wait for me and Daddy to come talk to her!!  We discussed what had happened and decided that the best course of action was to LIE!!!  Now we do not normally advocate lying but we had no choice!
When we finally got the truth out or her she had put in "BUTS" and hit enter!!!  Now when I told you it was HARD CORE, you can ONLY imagine the pics that had come up!!!  My sweet 6 year old has seen things that I had never seen!!!  We told her that what she had seen was MAKE BELIEVE, like the movies, and not to worry about it anymore!!
The point I am trying to make is that ANY device that has Internet capability has to have some Parental Controls installed!!  The problem is that the Kindle Fire doesn't have that option yet!!!  It is IMPERATIVE to take this action!!!  Your kids can search even the most innocent words and it can bring up porn or bad web sites!!!  We are installing  Net Nanny 5.5  to all of our devices!!!!
I am just praying that she will forget it all and she will not be scarred for life!!!  It will take a while for us to get over it but I will tell you it was a VERY VALUABLE LESSON LEARNED!!!! 


  1. So sorry this happened to your sweet girl : (
    The internet is such a mixed bag of good & evil.

  2. @Beckya96
    THANKS Becky!!! TRUE!!! We will be having some major changes around here!!!

  3. It's sad to say but porn is every way. I was looking for new years images and end up on a porn site. And I don't even know how I got there. I clicked on a picture of Snoopy from Peanuts. I sorry to hear this happen to your daughter.

  4. I don't want to see such filth either, but sadly that is part of the internet world. Hope this doesn't affect your little one too much.

  5. My heart is saddend and with you and your family. May good turn out of "evil".

  6. Oh no. I hope the Kindle has survived the throwing incident and that she will get the nasty images out of her head soon. Kids are remarkably resilient. I can't remember even having the 'body' book at 6 years old, but I must have as we found it with a clear out. Fair enough, not quite hardcore porn, but still I am sure she will be fine.

    Happy New Year!

    Rosie xx

  7. @Michelle

    THANK YOU Michelle....I have had the same thing happen!! It is all a horrible mess!! She hasn't brought it up so I am hoping she will just forget it!!

  8. @ms Joyce

    Ms Joyce....THANK you for thinking of our family!!! It just makes me sick to my stomach!!

  9. @Rosie

    Rosie...we are praying for resilience!!! :)



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