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Obviously the home computers are locked down with severely limited Internet access. But most of the older Duggars have iPhones which have Internet on them. I'm not familiar with parental controls, is there any way boob and mullet can stop them from using the Internet all willy nilly on their phones?

 

I Was thinking about this when someone asked if the j-slaves know about FJ.

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Obviously the home computers are locked down with severely limited Internet access. But most of the older Duggars have iPhones which have Internet on them. I'm not familiar with parental controls, is there any way boob and mullet can stop them from using the Internet all willy nilly on their phones?

I Was thinking about this when someone asked if the j-slaves know about FJ.

I think that have parental controls on their phones as well, and/or they must be with a sibling to monitor what they watch on the internet.

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But is impossible that they can control all the time if the girls want to look for something in the internet they probably will found a way to do it and the parents will never know.

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I really can't imagine that the parents could actually limit internet access with an iphone. Even your average 12 year old could bypass the parental controls on a regular computer.

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I think they wrote in one of their books that they can access about 70 approved sites and everything else is locked. Only Michelle and Jana have a password to access the whole internet - they type it in for the younger ones (and Boob, what I find absolutely hilarious) and there always have to be a sibling sitting next for accountability... something like that! I bet they have some kind of iphone blockers too...

And I bet that Josh is hooked on porn like shit now that he has free tv AND interwebzzz

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I believe it was the Duggars who said they don't use the Internet on their phone but that certain apps will open it so they have to be careful?

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I remember when JD and Joseph were home alone after Josie was born and everyone else was in that rented house. The camera crew showed them using the internet. I can't help but wonder if they were looking at unapproved material.

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I think they wrote in one of their books that they can access about 70 approved sites and everything else is locked. Only Michelle and Jana have a password to access the whole internet - they type it in for the younger ones (and Boob, what I find absolutely hilarious) and there always have to be a sibling sitting next for accountability... something like that! I bet they have some kind of iphone blockers too...

And I bet that Josh is hooked on porn like shit now that he has free tv AND interwebzzz

I wonder if Jana still has that password. I wouldn't be surprised if now it's Michelle and Jill who have it.

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I doubt the children have enough backbone to go behind their parents to use the internet. This is the goal of Gothard complete control of your kids minds and actions. So unless the break away they are going to obey. Plus the fact they are trained to tattle on each other and themselves.

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I doubt the children have enough backbone to go behind their parents to use the internet. This is the goal of Gothard complete control of your kids minds and actions. So unless the break away they are going to obey. Plus the fact they are trained to tattle on each other and themselves.

I Think this is far more realistic and sad.

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iPhones do have parental controls, called restrictions in settings. The entire Internet can be blocked, along with iTunes, FaceTime, app installation and deletion. Once restrictions are enabled, you'll need a pass code to make any changes. I have no doubt that the Duggar parents, as well as the Maxwells, take advantage of this.

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There's only 10,000 different password combinations. That's only a couple of hours of password checking. If your memory's okay, you don't even have to write down where you left off. Just every time you get a few minutes, check a few more. Somebody's cracked it, I guarantee it.

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Yeah, once one of my kids was safely an adult I found out just how incredibly easy it is for a tech savvy kid to leap over any technological fences a parent tries to set up :shock: Or even to set ones up on their own to block things FROM their poor parents - like from pesky school attendance systems :o

Said kid now makes their living off the interwebz :D

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There's only 10,000 different password combinations. That's only a couple of hours of password checking. If your memory's okay, you don't even have to write down where you left off. Just every time you get a few minutes, check a few more. Somebody's cracked it, I guarantee it.

You are thinking these are normal kids that have a ounce of motivation.

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iPhones do have parental controls, called restrictions in settings. The entire Internet can be blocked, along with iTunes, FaceTime, app installation and deletion. Once restrictions are enabled, you'll need a pass code to make any changes. I have no doubt that the Duggar parents, as well as the Maxwells, take advantage of this.

Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of an iPhone?

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What about WIFI in say cafe's? Is the default set on the phone? My only experience with my own phone and my child's i-pad is that which I have the parental codes set on.

For example my own access to my WIFI the one we have in our home is unlimited. She does not use my Mac without permission, and I know anything she sees on her i-pad is set within the parameters I set. Is this the same if out and about? We don't tend to bring toys to public places, because you know it is ill-mannered. But I do wonder this for the future and for the Duggars? I would love to know they can. But I would also like to know what I need to watch out for, for my own kiddie :lol:

Rule for them? Rule for my own? Hypocrite? I'm ok with that :P (I just do not want my 10 year old to be scared by something I can't be there to explain, I have no problem with her freedom.)

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You are thinking these are normal kids that have a ounce of motivation.

You only need one of them. No way there's more than one password, and they're too lazy to change it constantly unless something illicit happens. As long as nobody tells Jill or lets a sibling catch them with porn, once one of them knows, they all know.

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I think they wrote in one of their books that they can access about 70 approved sites and everything else is locked. Only Michelle and Jana have a password to access the whole internet - they type it in for the younger ones (and Boob, what I find absolutely hilarious) and there always have to be a sibling sitting next for accountability... something like that! I bet they have some kind of iphone blockers too...

And I bet that Josh is hooked on porn like shit now that he has free tv AND interwebzzz

:text-+1:

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You only need one of them. No way there's more than one password, and they're too lazy to change it constantly unless something illicit happens. As long as nobody tells Jill or lets a sibling catch them with porn, once one of them knows, they all know.

The password is John316, of course.

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We have Verizon internet, which charges a flat rate for calls and texts but charges for data usage. We have our teens phones set so they cannot access internet except via wifi. We're not trying to lock down their entire internet, just their ability to use the data package. My oldest accidentally wracked up a $400 phone bill twice when we first got him a cell phone and we've had the it blocked ever after.

I know you CAN block all of the internet on an iphone. Dh said the package to control their usage for internet would have cost us $20. I have my itunes password protected so no kids accidentally buy apps without permission, so I have to see anything the teen downloads onto his phone because I have to put the password in for him. Also, I just discovered tonight that something DH did to block their draining our data package has also blocked pictures in texts from being recieved on their phones as well.

So yeah, the Duggars could restrict their kids' iphones as severely as they restrict their regular internet if that's what they decided to do.

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We have Verizon internet, which charges a flat rate for calls and texts but charges for data usage. We have our teens phones set so they cannot access internet except via wifi. We're not trying to lock down their entire internet, just their ability to use the data package. My oldest accidentally wracked up a $400 phone bill twice when we first got him a cell phone and we've had the it blocked ever after.

I know you CAN block all of the internet on an iphone. Dh said the package to control their usage for internet would have cost us $20. I have my itunes password protected so no kids accidentally buy apps without permission, so I have to see anything the teen downloads onto his phone because I have to put the password in for him. Also, I just discovered tonight that something DH did to block their draining our data package has also blocked pictures in texts from being recieved on their phones as well.

So yeah, the Duggars could restrict their kids' iphones as severely as they restrict their regular internet if that's what they decided to do.

Josh has taken pictures of the AT&T store so I think thats their provider. I wonder what kind of controls AT&T lets them put on the phones and on individual lines.

As an asside, I want to add that I love the fact that I still have unlimited data with verizion. They keep trying to get me to upgrade so I will loose it. I am happy with my phone so I will not upgrade until it dies. Even then, I will have the option to pay full price for the phone and keep the unlimited plan. I am considering that option. I never use a lot of data but its nice to know that its there in case I want it.

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In the recent episode, when they're in the pod hotel you can see one of the older girls typing on her phone screen while her buddy runs around in the pod. Her eyes never leave the phone. I'm pretty sure it's Jana. I just thought it was funny because maybe she's searching her library for an approved gospel song to play for her buddy to sleep, or maybe she's texting without supervision or looking and god knows what on the internet.

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Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of an iPhone?

The kid can still play with apps that don't need the Internet. I have some good apps for my toddler, but I turn on a bunch of restrictions since the time she deleted all of my email accounts.

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I have a student with autism who uses an iPad to communicate in various forms - photo/video diary, notes back and forth, visual scheduling etc - but does not transmit data eg imessaging, facetime etc. so it's not always the point of technology to be able to use each and every aspect of it. I see giving my son an iPhone for the apps but severely restricting his data plan privileges down the road.

My student's mom has disabled wifi on the device via settings so he cannot get onto youtube and I have no desire to enable once he's at school to turn it off at the end of the day - however, he's a pretty curious little guy, so it's only a matter of time until he figures it out.

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