Ep rarely enforces its own T.O.S , which is truly a pity :-(
this crap is so out of control its crazy , I can imagine a pedo beating a case because his actions took place on EP
Because that can only happen if the minor asks for it. Do you want to forbid them from knowing people of age?
Um...they DO...minors cannot be contacted in any way except on public questions. If/when a minor wants to be contacted they can be by initiating contact.
Who is going to say that the minor is actually going to be truthful about their age if it disqualifies them from participating? I'd much rather know a minor is being honest about their age than think I'm speaking with an adult but really it's a 14 year old child.
Parents will either know more about the Internet -to be able to monitor their Internet behaviour- or not.
I feel mostly parents know less than their children.
Plus, if you feel a child shouldn't read something on here then you probably shouldn't share anything because whatever you type on the Internet (erased be da mn ed) it's still available for people to find out if someone really wants to.
I can see not wanting a 5 year old on here but teenagers, I'd rather they be able to ask questions and read answers about things they might not be able to discuss with their parents or guardian. If you feel all parents are good parents just check out the "I hate my parent," "I was abused as a child," sections.
Jmo of course....