Anyway, there's a lot of commentary about the story going around the blogosphere today, such as this take by Adrien Chen of Gawker:
Don't pick on 11 year-old girls. Seriously. No matter how dumb they seem-no matter how much they might seem to deserve it-they are, at the end of the day, 11 year-old girls. You wouldn't make an 11 year-old girl cry in real life; why do it on the Internet?
Cole Stryker of Urlesque focuses his much of his response on Jessi's parents:
Only eleven and posting nudes and threats online! Which is why the real failure here lies squarely on Mom and Dad's shoulders. All 11-year-olds are idiots. When given the power of a worldwide platform to exhibit their vanity, they'll take it. Kids with unfettered internet access need parents who understand how the internet works.
So, the practical application question:
How do you address your children's activities on the Internet?
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