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  • No they should not

    If the child does something he or she isn't allowed to, it's their own fault. The mistake would come back on them sooner or later and they will learn. Children don't learn by their parents lecturing them or telling them what to do or what not to do. They learn by making a mistake, suffering, and then coming to know better. So for example if the parent just says, "Don't touch the computer" the kid might still touch the computer and go online and do things they aren't supposed to, true. But then, they would loose studying time, and get a bad grade. Then they will learn what it feels like to get a bad grade and suffer the consequences.
    However, if the parent starts using parental control on that computer, the child would feel a) like they have no freedom and b) even more distracted. Children, especially teens, want to be free, and make their own choices. If the parent doesn't let a child play what they want, do what they want, they would just be distracted when they are doing something the parent wants and they don't want.

  • Censorship for the youth is no different than child abuse

    Just as lying to your children about sex makes teenage pregnancy more likely the same is true for any censorship for the young. Don't censor what they see, sit down and talk to them openly and honestly about the topics they see instead no matter how much you might be afraid of the conversation

  • The kids will be exposed to it at some point.

    Children don't stay children forever, which means that eventually, they will see what their parents have tried to censor, whether the parents know or not. Whether this be seeing that violent action movie, or their first porno, all parental controls do is breed rebellion in the child. The child will make a friend or two that isn't censored and will learn all about the stuff that the parent deemed wrong.

  • Arthur is Salgado

    Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela

    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

    Bolololololo
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

  • Arthur is Salgado

    Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela

    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

    Bolololololo
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

  • Arthur is Salgado

    Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela

    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

    Bolololololo
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

  • Hugs are nice, tight ones hurt

    Parents naturally care about their children's safety. However, this can go a bit too far, and parents will read their kid's text messages and see all their online activity.. The poor kid will have no space! Parental control is an outright invasion of privacy, not to mention completely ridiculous when the child is not a child, but a teenager. Parents should instead sit down with a young child and teach them how to use the Internet safely, what sites to avoid, and not to click on any advertisements.

  • Like, Why not?

    Parent: "I use parental control to limit what my child sees online. There are various bad things out there that I don't want my child to see."
    Kid: "I don't understand why my parent put parental control on me. It's not like I'm not going to learn about this later in the future, so why not now?"
    Me: "Well I don't know why parental control is such a good thing. Early exposure to danger is better to hone the sense of knowing when and when not to go to far. For example, you are talking to a stranger online. People, learn to realize that it's in real life too, so it makes no sense in hiding it. Learn to know how much info of yourself to expose to the world, like full name and birthday should not be publicly exposed, although, many do, because they were not taught the internet safety stuff that I, amazingly, learned from my mom, and in class.
    Parental controls can lead to disadvantageous disputes between parent and child, and I'm not telling you to spoil your child or anything, but like, if you have parental control, did you not educate your child properly and give them enough attention at an early age to grow up 'right'?
    Er, give me a break, what a hassle it is to set up parental control if you're only blocking websites and setting timers. Just turn off the Wifi when you want your child to go to sleep. You want internet? Oh, sorry I don't think you're setting a great example for your kid by going 'Oh, I'm and adult so I can stay up late' when the effects are nearly the same for everyone if you don't get enough sleep or if you overwork yourself. Getting back on topic, what is the ultimate purpose in controlling your child to the point of meaningless resentment, and inconveniencing yourself to do all this work just to set up some simple blockers and timers? Coming from a lazy person, I really, really, wouldn't want to spend my valuable time, which I do nothing, to do.

  • Why not remove it?

    There is no reason why you should not remove parental control. Yesterday night, my parents implemented parental control, and set the timer to 11 P.M. Wifi turns off, 5 A.M. It turns back on again, specifically for me, since, they want me to sleep early. The next morning I woke up at exactly 5 A.M. (I just did, no alarm) and went on my laptop, and found that the Wifi wasn't on. At 6:15 A.M. The Wifi started to work again, but over half of the websites and games that I play were blocked, including child games (e.G. Roblox, Club Penguin, etc.). Don't ask, I was testing which websites I could visit...
    There really is no reason to restrict what kids visit, honestly, using parental control did make me frustrated, since pretty much all the websites I can use was only related to Google (e.G. Google Images, Google Maps, Chrome Webstore, etc.) and there was nothing to do for 2 hours, and as you know, children cannot bare boredom. All that happened was giving me unusable Wifi. Parental control is the result of overprotective parents worrying too much about their child. If you educated your child properly on how to use the internet, what to do, and what not to do, then you wouldn't need things like parental control.
    Contradicting myself, parental control is great for some things like timers and whatnot, but imagine your child in school if they didn't have Instagram in school, or in fact, not only that but any other social media. If they didn't have a phone, and had a group assignment, what would they do to get in contact with their group? Using a home phone? What if they are unable to meet up? What if they needed pictures to be sent back and forth to keep each other in check? Parental control limits, and also eliminate, some useful things like social media, even though social media can be a double-edged sword. There are alternate solutions for parental control anyways, why get so hung up on controlling your child so much?

  • Parental Controls violate the 4th amendment of the US Constitution!!!!

    By "controlling" their children, parents are only driving a rift between them and their kids.
    By not being allowed to view certain websites the child will try harder to view those websites, most succeed. This will usually lead to addiction to this because the kids only have a limited amount of time on these websites or games. This is very bad for MOST kids, but for some kids, like me, this is needed because we are not exposed to enough creativeness, and need expansive games to give us a sense of control and importance.

  • Parents Decide What's Best for Their Kids

    Parental controls shouldn't be banned from any electronic devices because parents have ultimate control over their children's education and perception of the world. Parental controls are a convenience for adults while they are away from the house or can't monitor their children all of the time. Parental controls should always be a part of any new family/entertainment technology that is released.

  • Why is this even debated?

    Parental controls are exactly what they sound like. Limits on something(s) a PARENT sets. Parental controls should not be banned. By bringing psychology into play here, I can stand firm on the stance that they should not be banned. Each and every parent has their own rules and characteristics they feel their children should abide by and obtain. Any parent that has set a limit or rule on, is doing it in the interest of their kid's safety or future. A person's mind is not fully developed until they reach 25 years of age. TWENTY-FIVE. This fact alone proves that a child does NOT know how a particular circumstance will hurt or harm them and they need a parental figure setting limits or they will never learn.

  • No Censorship is Not Good Censorship

    We all know it is annoying, but I know at the back of our minds, we know it does its job to block what children should not see sometimes. We all know children can find a way around it, but that does not mean we should abolish the censorship itself.

  • Eu te odeio

    Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela

    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

    Bolololololo
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

  • Eu te odeio

    Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela

    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

    Bolololololo
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

  • I totally agree

    Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela
    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

  • Dear Arthur and Enzo

    I really liked when you said " Cabelo da Tony Country pra mostrar que é de vilão
    Lado mal e lado bem, nós é bom mas não é bombom
    O toque da Horneteira entre becos e vielas
    Meia preta e meia branca que nóis joga na canela

    Os irmão tá de Ak
    Em cima da Cb1000
    Recalcado cresce o olho, vai pra puta que pariu
    Vai, a cada segundo nóis dá uma acelerada
    E a cada acelerada é um tipo de risada
    Vrau vrau vrau, hohoho
    Hahaha, bololo

    Vai, que o 190 os vizinho já até discou
    O pretin daqui é nós
    Quero ver os homens pegar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar
    Porque aqui nós dá risada e bota pra acelerar

    Bolololololo
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar

    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Bololo haha
    Bololo haha haha
    Faz o sinal da vida loka joga a pistola pro ar"
    Good work

  • No! There are some great tools for control.

    At first I thought parental control is a bad thing, and it breaks the relationship with your kid. But if you do it the right way, then it's good for both of you. Recently I found this app http://studylockapp.com/ which is very educational. My kid loves it and it learns something new every time he wants to use the phone. So, I believe there are some great tools that can help!


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LuckyLemon says2013-12-06T15:29:59.700
I do not know what the Happy Meal has to do with it; I can assume action figures are too "obscene" nowadays?
Quan says2013-12-06T19:41:04.597
I do not agree that sheltering children is a good way to raise them. It's much better to teach them than to just cover their eyes. In fact, I blame many of the problems with the younger generations on rampant overprotective "parenting." But utlimately it's up to the parents how they raise their own children, and the government should not be involved.