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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.

  • It makes your relationship with your child awkward

    I installed an app by the name of qustodio and when I did that my son just stopped using his phone. He never replied to friends and family and would block calls, he started to lose interest in talking with me at all. Parental controls can separate your child-parent relationship, especially ones that monitor texts and posts, it can really break trust

  • Children need freedom!!!

    "According to this video, parents should use parental controls to limit what children see on the internet! Is that a good idea?" WRONG! You see, parental controls do limit what children see on the Internet, but they ALWAYS censor TOO MUCH CONTENT! Even if it's not inappropriate! Like, on my iPad, my parents enabled parental controls, and it blocked every site on the internet. My parents also installed the Net Nanny browser that was supposed to become my "main browser" which was basically useless considering that every site that did not have the domain "apple.Com" was censored. Also, I was at a summer camp about commercials, and we were watching some examples. But for some reason, someone's Okemos Public Schools account were signed in to Google Chrome AND YouTube, so when we were trying to watch a video, and a message came up stating that the video we were trying to watch was not approved by the administrator. In fact, the video was not even inappropriate! Why, Mom and Dad?! Here's a message to all of you who use this stupid feature... Let your child be free! Only block inappropriate sites, not every site on the internet!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Children need freedom!!!

    "According to this video, parents should use parental controls to limit what children see on the internet! Is that a good idea?" WRONG! You see, parental controls do limit what children see on the Internet, but they ALWAYS censor TOO MUCH CONTENT! Even if it's not inappropriate! Like, on my iPad, my parents enabled parental controls, and it blocked every site on the internet. My parents also installed the Net Nanny browser that was supposed to become my "main browser" which was basically useless considering that every site that did not have the domain "apple.Com" was censored. Also, I was at a summer camp about commercials, and we were watching some examples. But for some reason, someone's Okemos Public Schools account were signed in to Google Chrome AND YouTube, so when we were trying to watch a video, and a message came up stating that the video we were trying to watch was not approved by the administrator. In fact, the video was not even inappropriate! Why, Mom and Dad?! Here's a message to all of you who use this stupid feature... Let your child be free! Only block inappropriate sites, not every site on the internet!

  • 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.