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  • why not ban the parents

    so another ban is being drafted... I think somebody should think about changing strategy. Maybe a lot of bans could be avoided if the potential parents are being "examined" to see if they can live up to their responsibility.. instead of leaving that and passing it onto Daddy Government..

    This time it is the phones..

    http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.co...cellphone-ban/

  • #2
    Another idiotic dictate from the government; if enacted, it, like so many others, will be added to everyone's ignore list.

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    • #3
      It would be cool in restaurants though; no more PDA, Tablet or Cell Phone for toddlers.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jstar View Post
        It would be cool in restaurants though; no more PDA, Tablet or Cell Phone for toddlers.
        Instead, they will be shouting and running around the restaurant. But hey, they won't be using cell phones!

        Does any population *need* this level of regulation?
        This space is available for rent.

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        • #5
          I like the fact that preventing access to pornography is the first rationale given for the planned ban. Silly me, I thought that the banning idea, however misguided it might be, would be motivated by the desire to encourage kids to read, be physically active, and engage in human interaction instead of staring at their cellphones. Silly, silly me.

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          • #6
            i think the idea of banning kids from having phone should be good, but again, having the kids holding their phone makes easier for their driver ( or their parents) when they pick their kids up. the parent just need to call, 'son, we are at the gate, come here" .. instead of trying to find a parking space, then walk among hundreds of kids , trying to find one kid.
            it's also good if something happen when they are on their own and suddenly they need their parents to pick them up or just to let them know , this kid will come home a bit late because of school thing. it's easier to monitor your kid when they have phone.
            dont judge a book by it cover. judge it by it price. good books are expensive

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            • #7
              Kind of funny such a regulation when you think about all these 12-15 year olds who drive a motorcycle (without helmet but with schoolmates) when leaving the schools. Yep, that is okay...




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              • #8
                "cellphones could lead children to harmful websites, including those containing pornography"

                But its Ok they can still ride motorcycles on the public highway at 60MPH without a helmet, after all death or serious injury in a road traffic accident is nothing compared to the severe mental damage that would be inflicted on them by the sight of a naked woman's body.

                As I type this my 10 year old has just walked in with the cigarettes I sent him out to buy, oh the irony

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Puspawarna View Post
                  I like the fact that preventing access to pornography is the first rationale given for the planned ban. Silly me, I thought that the banning idea, however misguided it might be, would be motivated by the desire to encourage kids to read, be physically active, and engage in human interaction instead of staring at their cellphones. Silly, silly me.
                  Couldn't agree with you more Pus, but all the highlighted points you've raised are surely the responsibly of the parents and not the government. But then again with some of the parents I have seen.........................Silly me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ScooterIndo View Post
                    Couldn't agree with you more Pus, but all the highlighted points you've raised are surely the responsibly of the parents and not the government.
                    Oh yeah, absolutely!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ScooterIndo View Post
                      As I type this my 10 year old has just walked in with the cigarettes I sent him out to buy, oh the irony
                      Did he text you while driving home on the Vespa telling you he was already smoking a few?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jstar View Post
                        Did he text you while driving home on the Vespa telling you he was already smoking a few?
                        He was probably too busy looking at porn!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Puspawarna View Post
                          He was probably too busy looking at porn!
                          Originally posted by jstar View Post
                          Did he text you while driving home on the Vespa telling you he was already smoking a few?
                          No thankfully he (and his brother) are totally antismoking and they both nag me continuously, the ironic thing is he has been "cari rokok buat Daddy" since he was about 7 and learnt that he could spend the change on "jajan". He is almost 11 now and in all that time has never been refused cigarettes by the shop staff. He actually buys them from a shop I don't use, as it has a better selection of sweets chocolate and crisps, so its not as if the shop staff even know me. Just another example of how laws are rarely enforced and most people ignore them as they see fit anyway.

                          As for the Vespa riding - he is still a bit small of stature and all my scooters are old style clutch and gears so not that easy to master. Even if he could ride them he most definitely not be allowed to, unlike some of the young kids around here.

                          As for the porn - he is still on probation after getting busted watching "busty Japanese girls in micro bikinis" by his mum. She has threatened to take his Ipad and Laptop off him for six months if she ever finds evidence of that sort of thing again and the thought of being without an Ipad for six months has put the fear of death into him.

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                          • #14
                            Reading through the tread I was going to talk about the busty japanese...

                            So? It's what happen with our advise to let it go?? :P

                            I guess he already know how to erase his internet history and trace...
                            La motivation vient en se motivant ~ Motivation come by self-motivation

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                            • #15
                              The other day my wife was hit by a kid on a motorcycle trying to cut the trafic.
                              He end up rebounding in between car damaging multiple car. We where one of the less damaged with a 60cm handlebar scratch on the door.

                              The kid didn't had helmet and escape while bleeding on his broken motorcycle

                              Definitively, the "problem" of kid that could find porn on their phone through the already highly censored internet is a very more high priority than kid on motorcycle or adult typing on their phone while driving...
                              La motivation vient en se motivant ~ Motivation come by self-motivation

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