[hackerspaces] Children in hackerspaces.

Samantha Atkins sseraph at me.com
Wed Jan 27 01:21:46 CET 2010

On Jan 26, 2010, at 11:20 AM, webmind wrote:

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> Serendipity Seraph wrote:
>> But what exactly is a minor?  I know some 7 year olds who can hack rings
>> around me in certain domains and are at least as little accident prone.
>> Then I know some dear grown up geeks that I wouldn't want to see
>> moving around much away from their domain of expertise without
>> supervision.   :)   At the very least a lot of teenage hackers should
>> not be a big issue.   
> The idea that I'm getting that it's purely a legal issue. So a minor
> would be anyone who has his own responsibility. I believe that for most
> countries to be atleast 18 or up, in the Netherlands it would be 16 or
> 18 I think.

I remember some classes and activities in HS required a parental waiver and some kind of promise to hold blameless in various kinds of mishap.  I mean, what does a scout group taking suzie or johnny on a weekend campout in the dangerous woods do to keep themselves reasonably legally safe?   I doubt very much that there is just no way to be safe enough.

I would think parental waiver of some kind would be sufficient but of course IANAL.

- s

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