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From: anon-cynic-4-this (
Subject:         would LOVE 2 do this but...
Date: December 29, 2008 at 11:42 am PST

I would for my child to do a postcard exchange / penpal thing, but how do
you REALLY know that it is another child on the other end, contacting your

I always hear stories about unscrupulous people luring kids (who thought
that it was another young person they were in touch with on the other end)
and I am very afraid for my very naive child.

We are in a very rural area, very few kids close by, and no other home school
families. So I would love to encourage and nurture a friendship, (even if long
distance) because basically there aren't any friends here.

In this high tech era it is very common for kids to ask to each other "well do
you have an e-mail address?" and continue the flourishing friendship that

So how do you really know, that the information your child is sharing with
their "friend" is really information shared with who you hope it is?

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