app "filter" for Hero....help please.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by excav8ter, May 22, 2010.

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter Well-Known Member
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    Hey all, i am going to pass my Hero on to my son when i get the EVO and i am wondering if there is a way to filter some of the apps that are basically porn sites. I dont need my 13 year old finding some of the "apps" that are in the market.

    Thanks
     

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  2. excav8ter

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  3. scottmbolt

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    get him an iPhone - lol
     
  4. Kelmar

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    OP - I have no idea. Call sprint and see if they can help, they do offer some kind of filtering but I have absolutely no idea what it includes or does (other than filter something).
     
  5. Thefoodman52

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    root and remove the market .apk.
     
  6. BatarangMoses

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    What about the browser? If the kid wants to find stuff he will.
     
  7. Wiskid

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    Isn't there a firewall app out there somewhere? That should be able to lock down the web, but as far as the market goes... You'll have to monitor that yourself, because theres no one else that will.
     
  8. scottmbolt

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    I really hate to say it - but maybe he shouldn't own a smart phone than? Sell your old Hero on ebay, and put that money towards a messaging phone with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and than he can text away without the temptation of porn. Just watch out for "Sexting" (Urban Dictionary: sexting)
     
  9. RollBravesRoll

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    He's 13. You don't think he's able to find it somewhere else if he wants to? We didn't even have the internet period when I was 13 & I had not one problem. Get a grip.
     
  10. cooolone2

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    Worried about his exposure to SEX on his phone? Have you watched TV lately??? lmao...

    If you have worries, they may be legitimate and you need to TALK to your son about that. He can get access to the same thing you don't want him to have on his phone from a multitude of places at home, school, library, friends, etc., etc., etc. Secondly, at that age it becomes a natural curiosity as the hormones begin to RAGE! That applies to girls as well! (I have both, in their teens too ;))

    lol, this is why a clear discussion of what is and what is not ACCEPTABLE behavior regarding SEX is necessary. Behavior away from your control is built upon trust, if you don't trust you child to behave in an acceptable manner then refrain from providing a tool that will be a catalyst to that unwanted behavior. I trust mine explicitly and they know what is ok and can handle themselves quite well too. haha, hate to say it, but I just purchased my daughter a Moment (don't be hating - her choice!) hahaha, but I'm ok with it as she knows at any time I will ask to see her phone, same as a PC and there's is NO FB allowed from the phone ;) lmao...

    Anyway... if you're really that worried about the potential exposure to SEX on the phone... I wouldn't get him one. Besides, I'm not aware of any Firewall app that can blocks or limit connections on a mobile handset in the manner you ask.

    Just my $.02

    Regards!
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  11. excav8ter

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    Thanks everyone. I have had "the talk" with him. I am just amazed that the app market would have links to porn in it and I was hoping there was a simple way to filter it.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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