I'm just curious, cauz I've heard about users not wanting to advise the "under 18" users on certain topics, especially when it comes to sexuality.
So my question is...when you see a question and the user is "under 18" (you can see this info even though the user asked anonymously)...
...do you "restrict" any information from your answer to that user due to their age?
Do you answer the question (or comment on their answers) any different than any other user?
Please vote and reply, being as detailed as you wish.
Thanks for fueling my curiosity. 8-)
- There are some topics that I restrict information from "under 18" people on this siteVote A
- I advise the "under 18" group on this site just like everyone elseVote B
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I usually, not always, simply avoid answering questions by those under 18. This is for several reasons.
First, I can sometimes come off as abrasive without intending to, and I have no desire to be mean, intentionally or not, to a kid.
Second, I am one of the older users on this site, and while I think that gives me certain insight in some areas, I feel that I am not as "in touch" with the under 18 crowd as someone who is in their 20s.
Third, teenagers often have an annoying tendency to believe they are right and those that agree with them are stupid, (I submit miabeth2's answer as evidence). While this is a characteristic exhibited by many people, it is particularly annoying to see from young people because of how often they are wrong.
Fourth, I am EXTREMELY careful how I interact with minors in all cases, both online and in person. This is to protect myself from any sort of false accusations that may be leveled at me regarding inappropriate behavior and minors.2