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YouTube/iPod vs Me

Peggy

Well-known member
#1
I'm quite disgusted right now.

I got my son an iPod for Christmas. Yayyy me.What I didn't know is that it comes loaded with YouTube.

Now, my son is 11 yrs old and quite technologically advanced. However I did manage to find a parental control software that he's not been able to break through - yet. So I've managed to keep him off of YouTube - so far.

BUT that doesn't work for the iPod, and since it comes factory loaded with YouTube, I can't delete it. So how in the h*** am I supposed to keep him off of it, without taking away his iPod every other day. I didn't buy the thing for him to keep having to ground him from it.

IS there a way to delete a factory loaded app from iPod/iPhone, et al ??
OR, for all you YouTube savvy people out there, does youtube have their own kid block?
 

Russ

Well-known member
#3
I'm quite disgusted right now.

I got my son an iPod for Christmas. Yayyy me.What I didn't know is that it comes loaded with YouTube.

Now, my son is 11 yrs old and quite technologically advanced. However I did manage to find a parental control software that he's not been able to break through - yet. So I've managed to keep him off of YouTube - so far.

BUT that doesn't work for the iPod, and since it comes factory loaded with YouTube, I can't delete it. So how in the h*** am I supposed to keep him off of it, without taking away his iPod every other day. I didn't buy the thing for him to keep having to ground him from it.

IS there a way to delete a factory loaded app from iPod/iPhone, et al ??
OR, for all you YouTube savvy people out there, does youtube have their own kid block?

Could try this:
http://apps-ipad.info/2010/10/how-t...storeitunescydiaetc-on-iphone-and-ipod-touch/
Haven't tested but a quick dig on some ipod sites led me to that.
 

Kaiser

Well-known member
#5
Just curious peggy why dont you want him on youtube? Bad things are censored from it, he can listen to music, watch cool and funny vids.. there are plenty of fun stuff to do on youtube.
 

Peggy

Well-known member
#8
Just curious peggy why dont you want him on youtube? Bad things are censored from it, he can listen to music, watch cool and funny vids.. there are plenty of fun stuff to do on youtube.
Oh but bad things are NOT censored from YouTube.
He's 11 yrs old. He's watched some vids that I wouldn't have wanted him to see til he's ooohhh.... lets say....... 90???
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#10
Not much of a solution but how is he connecting to youtube? through a wifi connection? if so you can always blacklist youtube.com via the router? Though this would only block him while he's connecting through your network.

edit: You got it sorted. Nice one. :)
 

Peggy

Well-known member
#11
Not much of a solution but how is he connecting to youtube? through a wifi connection? if so you can always blacklist youtube.com via the router? Though this would only block him while he's connecting through your network.

edit: You got it sorted. Nice one. :)
Exactly and I did that. Outside of my network, it doesn't work. So now it's gone! :)
 

kkm323

Well-known member
#17
i heared of safe mod in youtube is it affective
i don't have kids yet, maybe after 4 months
anyway should I worry or is it too soon



 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#19
Yeah, I was the mean mom who passcoded Comedy Central off our cable so our UNDER 18, who lived under our roof, dd would not be able to watch it. Did it when she was 12, then promptly forgot the code. At 18, she wanted to watch something on there, we weren't home and couldn't remember the code to let her. She was so frustrated...going on about how could we forget the code...well, if you never use it, you tend to forget it.

Good going, Peggy...glad you sorted it out. There is way too much on YouTube not appropriate for the younger crowd.
 

steven s

Well-known member
#20
Cause she doesn't want you to pick bad habits/things which you already did like smoking . I never liked that show i used to do same with my kid brother i used to change channels.
Man, I love Family Guy. I didn't watch it when it first came out. But now every night. :)
hehehehehehe

At 16 this is all I had. No wonder I turned to pot. :)

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