The limits of iPod touch/iPhone restrictions
Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:18 AM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:30 AM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:40 AM
Alternately, the parent could just not give the child the wireless password.
Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:01 AM
Move to the middle of Africa.
Well, not simple actually.
I'm aware of several kids who have been raised in highly 'conservative'/religious homes with the kids being very contrite in character, yet found out how to exploit technology "just to prove" they could.
When parents asked me what to do, I simply noted that the iPhone / touch is a material want, not a religious need.
We feed our children with gadgets galore, and then want to reign them in hard when we're headed full-bore for the cliff.
WHy don't my kids go to R-rated movies? Not because I restrict them not to, I taught them early on in life how to discern good from bad.
You've heard of the "Terrible 2's", referring to temper-tantrum toddlers. The implied reference is incorrect. It's not the 2-year old toddler that is 'Terrible', it is the two parents for not teaching their child from the get go (birth).
Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:19 AM
But then I experimented on my Touch. After 6 "guesses" I was locked out from entering the code for 1 minute. After the 7th guess I was locked out for 5 minutes. After the 8th guess I was locked out for 15 mintues. After the 9th guess I was locked out for 60 minutes. I can only assume it goes up from there, because I wanted to turn my Safari access back on after that!
So I initially thought 4 digits was dumb, but now I think it was a really smart implementation. I couldn't find any information on the internet about this, so I thought someone here might find it useful. Or maybe Chris can drop that in his article also. :-)
Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:07 PM
I am sure some are thinking "but he is 16!", well, kids are different. J.S. is doing what I think any good parent ought to do, research the options available to make an informed decision. The statement "I don’t know if I want him to ..." means to me 'I am thinking about it, but have not made a final decision.'
I second the recommendation to moderate and control household internet usage through the router.
Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:37 PM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:15 PM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:58 PM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:17 PM
If the parents enable restrictions on their iPhone/iPod Touch with an appropriate passcode then the kid has to take a guessing-game to try to break that. Guessing a 4 digit code might not be as difficult as it might sound but if done properly this can keep most of the kids parental controlled.
Given the age of this article I would like to point you to a more recent article "Restrict iPhone usage with iPhone Parental Control Restrictions" at DemoGeek.com that is based on the 3.0 software.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:41 AM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:39 PM
I don't think I can stop it, but I sure can slow it down. And I'm guessing you don't have kids or you wouldn't seem so arrogant about this.