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[–] pangaea 2 points 30 points (+32|-2) ago 

I have a lot of things I wouldn't want my parents to know, but how many people really use family accounts? In fact I imagine most kids in the US have their own pc where they set up the account themselves.

Features like this should be illegal IMO. I'd much rather have kids looking at porn than have parents knowing about their kids sexuality and such.

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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 6 points 18 points (+24|-6) ago 

Women (mothers) are nosy as fuck. I suspect they love this feature, not because they care about supervising their children but because they want to live vicariously through them like a soap opera.

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[–] White_Raven 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

People who feel the need to live vicariously are annoying as fuck. They try to control the life experience of the vic until they have no personal space left. Leave you kid the fuck alone. Check up on them from time to time, but if you don't let them have some privacy, they will find a way to get some anyway and they will be doing that thing you don't want them doing just to spite you. You're trying to raise a respectable, trustworthy adult, not a manchild with a paranoia complex.

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[–] doctor_cucumber 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How about parents in general are nosy as fuck? Woman here- I've never felt the need to know what anyone else is browsing.

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[–] BringDownTheLeft 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

Smart parents should be restricting internet access the same way I got access to the TV. I'm really pissed off my EX got my 11 year old an iPhone with a data plan. She's complaining about how dangerous the world is yet here she is giving a child unfiltered access to the web and social media. It's infuriating. People don't want to be parents anymore and blame everyone else when their kid gets in trouble with this shit. I confiscate it on my weekend and her step dad goes apeshit on me because she wouldn't respond to them over facebook? What the hell does an 11 year old need to be on facebook for? It's insane.

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[–] TheMindlessInn 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Smart parents should get children to learn to restrict their own time on internet

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[–] pangaea 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Filters are very easily circumvented even for children, why bother?

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[–] zephroth 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If parents knew their routers they would have logs anyways lol.

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[–] pangaea 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

with the growing use of https on the internet it is getting harder and harder to monitor kids this way.

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[–] TalkingAnimal 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

Yes, parents shouldn't be free to install and use software they chose on the computers they pay for! Making software like this should land developers in prison!

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[–] pangaea 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Would be hard to enforce this way when devs can just move overseas but somehow I think we need to be talking about how sometimes the rights of the children are more important than the rights of the parents

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[–] White_Raven 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well guess who didn't even attempt to read the article, because their sarcastic comment wouldn't make sense had they read the first 3 sentences of it?