As a parent I have grown to realize as much as technology has enhanced our lives, in other words it has destroyed it. I am particularly concerned about a website called Topix. The first time I heard of Topix I wasn't sure what it was and did some investigating. I am shocked and appalled at what I have seen and read concerning the company and the attitude of the management. In forum after forum, people are having their reputations taken apart by faceless cowards and they don't even have the guts to post their name. Where I come from we call that being yellow. If you can't say it someone's face, you shouldn't say it. Even worse is the comments I have read from Topix management. For years they have defended their users and justifed not making their users register which tells you all you need to know about that site. It knows what it is a site of no redeeming value that is there for bullies to congregate. In fact it is known that some of the bullying has been caused by members of Topix own management to attract more posters. The forums are bad, really bad in many communities and forget about being able to contact Topix by phone. Recently the New York Times ran a powerful story and the damage of the Topix site but they were wrong about one thing. It isn't just a dark plaque in small communites but also is becoming a problem in larger areas. There also forums that promote racism and sexual immorality. Stay away at all costs and please tell your legislators to do something about this company.