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Jul 23, 2007
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I'm enjoying my new iPhone, but was wondering about Parental Controls. Should a parent want to lock out their teen from porn sites or youtube, could this be done?

TIA
 

PhatKid

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I haven't seen anything indicating use of that feature. I guess the most effective parental control at this point is not giving the kid an iPhone.
 

PhatKid

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Yeah, well hopefully they come out with a function that can do that. However, I doubt it's at the top of Apple's to-do list. :(
 

Martlet

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If parents are giving their kids $600 phones... I'm willing to be adopted. ;)


Otherwise, I'd say the parental controls are in place, you can't pass a credit check for an AT&T account unless you are an adult, correct?
 

iPhobos

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The Internet aside I don't think this would be a good purchase for children. Such an expensive piece of equipment. With the glass screen and all the other easy to break parts with in from dropping it would be easily become a waste of money. Let alone the fact that adults have had theirs stolen a childs would be gone instantly.
 
Jul 23, 2007
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The Internet aside I don't think this would be a good purchase for children. Such an expensive piece of equipment. With the glass screen and all the other easy to break parts with in from dropping it would be easily become a waste of money. Let alone the fact that adults have had theirs stolen a childs would be gone instantly.
Well I had teenagers in mind and not toddlers... but if you factor in many already have cell phones and ipods, teens seem to me to be a major part of the iPhone demographic.
 

Alexander

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The Internet aside I don't think this would be a good purchase for children. Such an expensive piece of equipment. With the glass screen and all the other easy to break parts with in from dropping it would be easily become a waste of money. Let alone the fact that adults have had theirs stolen a childs would be gone instantly.

Teen iPhone owner here. Pretty sure that until there is hazardous easy-to-swallow parts, I'll be just as fine as any adult. ;)
 

Thatguy

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I think you have to also realize that if they have access to the internet, via a computer, at age 13 or 21, they've accessed a porn site or YouTube before.
You are correct sir. In my experience, explicit Internet content is actually quite hard to find unless you are 1. Looking for it, or 2. Frequenting shady websites. I wouldn't worry about them finding these sites against thief wishes, and if you're worried about them visiting these sites purposefully, you don't need parental controls, you need to talk to your child
 

Redfor

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.... I have the Perfect Parental control for the iPhone.. If the Kid can get a job and buy it he can have it. heh... then you have an excuse to start charging rent as well.. lol.. :laugh2: see.. its a win/win parental control!
 

HELPmepLox

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You are correct sir. In my experience, explicit Internet content is actually quite hard to find unless you are 1. Looking for it, or 2. Frequenting shady websites. I wouldn't worry about them finding these sites against thief wishes, and if you're worried about them visiting these sites purposefully, you don't need parental controls, you need to talk to your child
that last part there was perfect haha talk to your child not block it woah man couldn't say it ebtter myself i learned everything myself tho