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YouTube/iPod vs Me

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Peggy, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I can't delete it from my iPhone 4 - but don't know about iPod, sorry.
     
  3. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member


    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.
     
  4. Travis

    Travis Active Member

  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  6. gib

    gib Active Member

  7. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Plenty of bad influences on youtube available without it censoring haha
     
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  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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???
     
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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

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  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    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. :)
     
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  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Exactly and I did that. Outside of my network, it doesn't work. So now it's gone! :)
     
  12. Jo.

    Jo. Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you got it sorted Peggy - there's so much on YouTube that's not appropriate for kids!
     
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  13. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Youtube is totally big NO for kids you did right thing .
     
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  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    YT has an age limit restriction of 13, which, imo, is still too young for what they allow to be displayed.
     
  15. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    lol my mom dosen't like me watching family guy and im 16...
     
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  16. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    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.

    Every moms cares about their Kids thats why they try to keep their kids off wrong things .
     
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  17. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    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



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  18. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    L0L it's too soon but Future To Do List is good way to go :p
     
  19. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  20. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    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. :)

    Streets of San Francisco OK
    The Waltons Sucked
    Chips Sucked
    Starsky and Hutch Sucked
    The Dukes of Hazzard Sucked
    Dallas Sucked
    Charlie's Angels (Drew Barrymore wasn't even born yet!) Beginning seasons OK
    Little House on the Prairie Sucked
    Kojak Good
    All in the Family CLASSIC
    Laverne & Shirley OK
    The Odd Couple CLASSIC
    Happy Days OK
    Taxi (What does a yellow light mean?) CLASSIC
    Benson OK
     

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