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Teens Drug Parents To Get Web Access 505

Posted by samzenpus
from the grounded-for-life dept.
linuxwrangler writes "Two teens are behind bars after hatching a plan that involved drugging milkshakes they gave to the parents of one of the kids. The parents were suspicious after waking groggy the next day, and used a home drug-test on one of the remaining drinks. The teens came up with the plan in order to avoid their 10pm Internet curfew."
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Teens Drug Parents To Get Web Access

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  • Wow (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Murdoch5 (1563847) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @11:02PM (#42471501)
    She drugs her parents to surf the web......... I'm guessing video games will get blamed for this.
  • by Nyder (754090) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @11:12PM (#42471571) Journal

    the groggy feeling of being drugged the night before, or that knowing your daughter doesn't have a problem doing stuff like this to you.

  • by arielCo (995647) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @11:31PM (#42471717)

    I know this is an old peeve, but still: this story is about kids drugging parents to get $THING. Is it on /. only because $THING == Internet?

  • by ImprovOmega (744717) on Friday January 04, 2013 @12:30AM (#42472219)

    "I am not a doctor"

    It shows.

    The line between a dose that will reliably put a random person out against their will and what can shut down breathing or perhaps cause vomit aspiration is famously thin when you don't know about drug interactions, medical conditions, if they drank a couple beers on the way home, etc. etc.

    Well, it does depend on the drug. Ketamine [wikipedia.org] for instance will knock people out (welcome to the K-hole!) but the risk of overdosing is minimal since it actually increases blood pressure and doesn't depress breathing. For that reason it's a preferred anesthetic for less than ideal situations (battlefield, triage center, disaster areas) because it is damn hard to accidentally kill someone with it, but damn easy to knock them out reliably.

  • by mysidia (191772) on Friday January 04, 2013 @01:21AM (#42472507)

    If someone can stay up until 5 AM playing WoW and still end up doing well in school, what's the problem?

    The problem is threefold: (1) It is not healthy to stay up so long playing WoW; it is not a normal activity, and the only benefit is entertainment with significant negatives -- it is a nasty habit to get into, that can have serious consequences over time, due to sleep deprivation, and potential psychological issues due to emerging addictive/obsessive game playing behavior. As a parent, I would want the best for my kid; therefore, behaviors that are likely to result in unhealthy habits are intolerable. It would be just as unacceptable as it would be for them to stay out that late drinking or partying.

    Staying up late that night on rare occasion might be OK, but not to continue a game to the 9th hour or longer.

    (2) The child would seem to be playing one game for an excessively long period - if staying up until 5 AM -- this has negative social ramifications. Diversity of activities are important. Watching TV, playing computer games, or surfing the web, for more than a few hours a day: unacceptable. For the teenage to learn to survive and mature, it is important, that they be exposed to a more diverse experience, which means productive or intellectual activities besides playing WoW are not optional.

    (3) Playing WoW is not productive. If the child has that much free time available that they are willing to be awake so long, then the greatest percentage of it must be used in a productive pursuit -- either pursuing educational activities, such as reading books, and specifically nonfiction, OR pursuing a productive activity that improves skills/abilities, or earns money.

    The chance that they are BOTH productive and play WoW that long are basically negligible, so it is a safe thing to say, if they play WoW that long, it is reasonable to disallow them use of the computer.

    (4) Parent provides the internet connection. This is a shared resource, and they need to learn to share, which means not utilizing it 24x7. It is reasonable for the parent to say "You must always stop using it at 10 and go to bed"

    [* Time after 10pm is Parents' porn-watching leisure time]

  • Re:Wow (Score:5, Interesting)

    by aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) on Friday January 04, 2013 @01:23AM (#42472519)

    No, blame Hollywood. This sounds like the plot of some kiddie adventure movie where the kids have to sneak out of the house/dorm to save the world. Put the clueless/unsympathetic adults to bed with drugs or the Harry Potter equivalent of such. That, or she's a big Bart Simpson fan.

  • by BradleyUffner (103496) on Friday January 04, 2013 @01:29AM (#42472545) Homepage

    As a child, sure. Not as a teen though. Curfew but not a bedtime.

    My parents were FAR from controlling, yet the whole way through highschool my sister and I were told many times how late we could stay up.

  • by strikethree (811449) on Friday January 04, 2013 @04:31AM (#42473257) Journal

    They fell asleep and were groggy the next day from 1/4 of the milkshake. Suppose they'd drunk the whole thing. They might be dead by now.

    I would not have hesitated to kill my parents in such a way if I had thought about it as child. My parents are lucky to be alive today. I am a bad person who was treated very badly.

    I would not kill them now as I do not have to suffer under them any more... but they lay on their deathbeds from old age now and I do not move a finger to help them. You reap what you sow. It does not make me smile though. I wait for my own death so this chapter in history can be wiped forever from the books. My own children have no idea... and they never will.

    I do not side with the kids on this one either, but I can easily see how it can happen. The entire family is better off dead than subjecting the rest of society to their fucked up control and rebellion issues.

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