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October 15, 2013

Be the Goldilocks of social sharing, and other advice for the next generation

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I hope that my daughter and her peers can learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before. As clueless as we parents can be about these things, let's try to guide our children to be their genuine and best selves online, just as they are in the "real world." 

Children are, if only in our fantasies, an opportunity to right the wrongs of our lives. I realize this manifesto says more about me and my own failings than it does about my generation. So be it. I still wish these things for all of our children, and believe they would help make a better society for us all. Who's with me?

Emily Popek is a columnist for The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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