|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Re: OT: Spam protectionby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jun 10, 2003 at 08:12 UTC||Need Help??|
I'd have to caution against ever responding to any UCE.
Your response is unlikely to ever been seen by human eyes, much less acted upon in th eway you would hope. Any form of response is only ever likely to be read by a computer which will simply transfer the email address from the "possibles" list, to the "Hey, We got a real live, living mug" list.
I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you, and I seriously do not envy you the task of protecting your kids from this sort of stuff.
I have a half-cocked notion that the only real way to protect them is to show them the stuff, explain it to them, explain why the parasites that send it do so.
Perhaps, by getting it into the open, raising the subject to the level of "stupid adult stuff" that they can talk (and laugh about) with you, you can make it become as insignificant as many of the other irritations of daily life are, rather than allowing it to become a "super secret" that they will try to hide from you.
There I go, moving into an area of life, child rearing, for which I am totally unqualified to express an opinion.
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