• @[email protected]OP
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      That is kinda fucked up. Understandable though, peer pressure sure is a bitch sometimes. Making you do things you should have never done, all for the sake of getting that feeling of “fitting in”. Especially when you are not yet mature enough to even realise that what you are doing is bad.

  • @[email protected]
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    Yeah, that is what parents really should have been worried about rather than violent video games. The first time I saw someone die online was way more traumatizing than watching a videogame character get dismembered.

    • @[email protected]
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      Yeah, seen a guy get his brain poked out with an umbrella trough his eyes while he was still alive. Got the image tattooed into my brain. Definitely more traumatizing then any kind of video game including postal.

      • @CarterDarter
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        My burnt memory (and what made me lose interest in all gore type videos) was seeing someone play catch with a dog using a live grenade

        I couldn’t even finish the video, I felt sick

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          Damn I did not need to picture that today. Sorry you had to see it.

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            4chan gonna 4chan, I learnt my lesson the hard way but I did learnt it lol

            • @sock
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              i hate gore sooo much i dont get the appeal to movies bumping up the blood.

              when did movies stop being good and became gorey money grabs for brain dead adults that fetishize violence from their couches

              • @CarterDarter
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                That’s so far from reality these days imo, maybe when Saw was first coming out and Final Destination was all the craze

  • @RedditWanderer
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    Rotten.com days. I don’t know if it was bad to satisfy that curiosity but I got over it pretty quick. And nowadays I can safely avoid any of these crazy videos, knowing I’ve seen it all. I guess that’s why they call it morbid curiosity.

  • @kemsat
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    My dad didn’t let me download The Offspring because it would’ve been a bad influence, but I was allowed on the early internet without any supervision.

    • @pete_the_cat
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      My mom threw out my brother’s tape of Green Day’s Dookie because Billy Joe said Shit in Basket Case.

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        We sang green day at fifth grade “graduation”, but they didnt allow us to say “dead skin”. I never would have even noticed the phrase if they didn’t bring attention to it by banning it, but its so fucking silly.

    • @[email protected]
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      Similar story, my friends dad told my friend off because he saw the song “Get Fucked, Stud” by Biffy Clyro on his iPod when we were on holiday. My friend promptly renamed it to "Stud"😂

  • @Pregnenolone
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    The problem was never the blood, it was the screaming, crying, and visceral gargling

    • Edgarallenpwn [they/them]
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      The moment of death when everything is over. All the horrible shit is done but you just have to sit with the fact this person’s conciseness is gone. That’s what fucked me up back in the day.

    • @jcit878
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      the lack of expected noises in a lot was pretty confronting too. it’s not always like the movies with people screaming their guts out, those were the ones that stuck with me

    • @Smoogs
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      It was essentially just police uploading their worst crime scene photos.

    • @Aux
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      The best!

  • Flying SquidM
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    10-year-old me trying to see boobs on the Playboy Channel.

    • @[email protected]
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      Those were the days. You would listen to the audio and try to find the nipples in the wavy mess of video.

    • ℛ𝒶𝓋ℯ𝓃
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      Execution was a public spectacle just a few hundred years ago, and gory combat was just a sporting event in Rome… For the last few hundred years humans have seen less gore and dismemberment than at any other time in human history.

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    Personally I feel like it’s less about exposure to extreme gore and porn and stuff like that. It’s more about the constant barrage of awful shit happening all over the world. Some stupid thing some politician said, police brutality, an asshole on a plane, etc. Our brains just weren’t designed to handle so much stimulus overload. I’m not a psychologist or whatever but that’s my opinion.

    • @madcaesar
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      Social media, like reddit, is just a constant rage bait machine. I spend less time on lemmy since getting away from reddit and it’s so much better for mental health.

      The constant barrage of awful shit, which btw does not represent real life! Most of us will never encounter 99% of the bullshit we see, was just awful.

      It makes us all angry, bitter and shitter people online.

      I find lemmy better so far becuase, even though there are always shit heads there’s less assholes here.

      Partly because there is less content, but also because there simply are less shitty assholes leaning left.

      Left usually means you’re more compassionate so I feel like conversations can go on longer before devolving into shittery.

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    Been on the Internet maybe 23 years or so and I’ve seen some wild shit back in the day that didn’t phase me. Got shown some stuff on kaotic recently and it upset me a hell of a lot more than it would have 13 year old me.

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    I think this was one of the biggest failings of parents in the 90s and 2000s - the internet was so new that they were scared of all the wrong things and didn’t know how to properly protect their kids online.

    I’m eternally grateful I never saw some pretty horrific shit online. The worst I saw was porn and some of those jumps are videos and clips from horror movies.

    Edit: I should clarify that to some extent I don’t even necessarily blame the parents. How were they supposed to know? Most of them just used the thing for work or to file taxes or look up the news. They weren’t looking in those dark corners or really even aware they existed until they saw their kids looking at it.

    • @Klear
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      I dodged goatse and lemonparty. Got hit with tubgirl once though.

      • @A_Union_of_Kobolds
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        I printed out copies of goatse and hid them all over my friend’s room 😅

        I was 18 when 4chan started, the unrestricted internet was a wild time as a teenager

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        LemonParty isn’t one I’ve ever seen but goddamn is it funny as a concept. I’ve actually never heard of “tubgirl”. I’m picturing “2 Girls 1 Cup” in a bathtub and I am NOT here for it lol

        • @Klear
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          Yeah, you’re not too far off. Not gonna describe it in detail though.

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      At least in my school kids were sharing gore to shock each other. You open random link and you cant unsee what you have just seen. No sane person google for that shit.

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    I don’t think it’s that bad really. I feel like I was more traumatized as a kid by having a lot of pets with short natural lifespans, and just generally all the animal death and gore you are naturally exposed to by living in the country. With videos online it’s disturbing, depressing, and forces you to think about human suffering/mortality and the existence of evil people, but it’s ultimately just a video that isn’t connected to your life, that you can turn off, and probably most people learn to avoid pretty quickly.

  • @jcit878
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    nah too old, from the “the simpsons are corrupting the youth!” generation

    • Shush
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      Honestly, I was clicking “Yes” since I was about 10 years old.