"Oh jake, for Azathoth's sake grow up!"
Says the gent naming himself in the diminutive & invoking a fictional deity.
"Did you stay where your parents could see you and did you constrain yourself to their approved behaviour when you were out of their sight?"
No. That's my point. Regardless of any other ways a kid can get into trouble, home internet access IS controllable, and should be controlled.
"This DINK argument really needs to be retired from libertarian rhetoric."
DINK? Semi-retired. Married, kid's done with college. Not libertarian, either.
"It is so lame a 12 year old could poke holes in it without breaking a sweat."
Were you planning on starting to poke holes in it any time soon, or are you just braying?
"Only an idiot would assume that kids are extensions of their parents' authority, even if their own childhood reflected that."
On the other hand, a parent is responsible for what their children do until the child reaches the age of consent. If you, li'l Stevie, ever get past puberty and have kids of your own, this cold harsh reality is going to present itself in a hurry.
No. But I was a bit of a rebellious kid ... Palo Alto in the '60s and '70s was an interesting place for someone interested in how things work to grow up.
"Mine didn't and I was a total pussycat compared to just about everyone else I knew."
::shrugs:: No concern of mine.
"Where were the parents? Probably at work some of the time. Perhaps at more than one job."
Has nothing to do with monitoring computer access for a 13 year old.
That's pronounced "fuckwit", but if it makes you feel better to camouflage your ad hominem proof of your lack of decent argument, feel free. Says more about you than it does about me.