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The Worst Things Parents Have Found In Their Kids' Internet Search History

Reddit user RodotC asked: 'Parents of Reddit, whats the worst thing you've found while checking your kid's search history?'

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Whether it's because of morbid curiosity or looking up epic ways to beat the serial killer while writing a suspense novel, some of us have had some interesting internet search histories that we'd rather other people not see.

But kids who have access to the internet for the first time might have the weirdest interest search histories of all.

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As quickly as the internet and social media came onto the scene, many people can still remember what it was like before the internet was so prevalent, or at least when people were first getting acclimated to it.

Thinking back, they entertained the idea of the internet going away again, and the results were eye-opening.

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Every now and then, who hasn't found themselves falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole?

Even if the sources of information found on the page are dubious.

This doesn't stop people from using it as a quick source of information when necessary.

And with links to other pages readily available, people often find themselves learning information which was a far cry from their initial search.

Gaining information that these same people would no doubt be much better off having never learned.

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Be it a sports team, movie star, or book series, just about everything has its fan base.

Though some fanbases are much more "fanatical" than others.

In some cases, one fanbase leads to another, such as Twilight internet fan fiction leading to the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy.

Sadly, there are also fan bases that don't simply celebrate the person, series, or team they idolize, but sometimes make an effort to take down their rivals and competition.

Clogging up social media, message boards and online comments sections with their unpleasant rhetoric.

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