Mother curbs chat room access

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Lee

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    Who says blondes are dumb...yes this is for here as I guess from reading it's an application.

    A British beautician and mother has been voted the world's top female inventor after coming up with a device to control children's access to chat rooms.

    Paula Ward, 35, developed the Phone & Net Guard, as a result of fears about her daughter Stephanie's internet conversations.

    Now she could be on her way to making a fortune.


     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Wait.. all it does it bar certain numbers being dialled?
    So..
    • It can be removed?
    • You need one for every phone socket?
    • It doesn't work on ADSL?
    • It doesn't work on Cable Internet?
    • It doesn't even fit on Cable Internet?
    • It doesn't work with ISDN?
    • It doesn't work when your child changes to an alternative number that almost every ISP offers?
    Seems pointless to me, especially with more and more people getting broadband. How odd.



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  3. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    This is why I opened with ''Who says blondes are dumb...''

    You know the judges where probably that.

    They must think children are stupid or something, only an adult would have thought that idea up!
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Well it is certainly true that most parents/adults underestimate the capabilities of children, but this thing just seems daft.
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    kids are always, or usually always, more technically savvy than their parents
     
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    face it, who do we ask to set the video ?

    clever little ****'s :p
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I ask my 8 year old, to set the video and dvd player for me.

    He even taught me how to use excel :p
     
  8. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Your eight year old? :O
     
  9. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    its true... when we got our fist comp (486) my uncle sold it to us... and he got me to put the cd-soundcard cable for digital audio since he didn't trust my dad... i was 8-9
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Where's the Remote??? :p
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    You better stay on the forums a whole lot longer and read ALL the "tweak" threads and "hardware" threads if yer ever gonna learn anything. :p
     
  12. Lee

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    I know plenty already. I knew a little of excel, never had a reason to use it before, he used it himself and when I asked him some questions from his self help book (he was doing a skool project) he was very quick and even showed me a little thing or two.

    ey aint fik ya nuh :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i saw this on news + i though what sh!t!!!! it cant block chatroom access, just the entire internet, as Dave said you would just unplug the dam thing/change dial up number. could have used a decent firewall and just blocked the chat ports!!!!
     
  15. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    You know those chicks that live in Caterham come from middle/upper class families living in monster sized houses, with pools and massive gardens, shop at Waitrose in their monster sized 4x4's, kids goto public schools. I used to live in Biggin Hill, not far away I know what ideas these people have, they haven't got a dam clue, they live in fairy land. They are not rough and net ready (savvy is a word used sometimes) when it comes to the real net grafting.

    More than likely the husband funded this dumb idea.

    I got a better one don't let your children goto chat rooms or darknet sites. I won't let my kids use the net unless supervised and certainly not use chat rooms, hell no!

    End of the story :p
     
  16. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    meh adults sometimes dont have a choice... depends on the kid and how he was raised... i have my own computer with broadband internet in my room... my parents dont have a clue what i do... then again they probably wouldn't understand this forum
     
  17. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i know my parents dont understand it here :p