'snooping' on 11yr DD iPod touch...

(11 Posts)
iChaz Wed 19-Jun-13 21:54:11

Educate her of the dangers of the internet and how porn is fake. All of it. And youtube is censored by the way so there is no nudity.

GeeandTea Thu 13-Jun-13 16:15:32

Thank you. My dd uses her iPod in her bedroom (although we have one computer in a central living space). Have told dd that if I find out she has been using iPod inappropriately she will only be allowed to us iPod in front of me and it will be taken away at other times. I do think Internet access is a difficult thing to fully control though. I think the best thing is to try and keep lines of communication open about what is/isn't ok on there.

Kiriwawa Thu 13-Jun-13 12:54:48

You need to be totally open with her that you're checking up on her. Would you allow her unrestricted access to a computer? An ipod is no different.

She's 11, not 15

fieldfare Thu 13-Jun-13 12:52:05

Definitely tell her and explain why. We use opendns for all the tech that dd uses.

Hulababy Thu 13-Jun-13 12:45:22

My 11y dd now has a phone but did have an Itouch before, and has an iPad. She knows that I have full access to them including her emails and messaging. It's part of the agreement for her having them.

For you tube, games, songs, video, etc everything is set to a 12 rating only.

Parsnipcake Thu 13-Jun-13 12:39:20

Blocking YouTube on the restrictions only blocks the app, they can still access it via safari. And the age restrictions don't really work either.

Kinraddie Thu 13-Jun-13 12:36:06

Thanks for your advice. If your DD has a YouTube icon on her iPod touch you can click on that. I cant actually remember now how I saw the history, but there must have been a link to 'recently viewed' I think. In terms of setting age restrictions, go into the Settings icon, then click on restrictions. You can set your own 4 digit restriction passcode, then change age limits on tv, movies, safari etc. Good luck!

GeeandTea Thu 13-Jun-13 11:50:50

I would explain what you have done and why etc. Use it to have a chat about why some things aren't appropriate and internet safety. I also have an 11 year old DD with an ipod touch and whilst I do monitor her use etc. (and she knows I do, it was a condition of her having it) I didn't know you could see you tube history or set age limits. would you mind telling me how you did this? Many thanks
Hope you get it sorted.

Tee2072 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:30:27

Yes. But you should have told her when she got it that you'd be looking at it periodically.

GibberTheMonkey Thu 13-Jun-13 11:10:30

Yes
She's only 11

yornie Thu 13-Jun-13 10:47:47

my DD has had an iPod touch for a couple of years and unbeknownst to her I know her pin code so occasionally go in and check her messages etc. Usual girls stuff, the odd bad word, nothing scary. But today I checked her YouTube history and there was some totally inappropriate stuff, some American reality show called 'sex house' and other stuff, which has totally thrown me. I have now set a restriction passcode on her iPod and basically blocked YouTube from it as well as set age limits on movies, tv shows etc. But my issue is, do I tell her that I have done this, as she will then know I have been accessing her iPod touch without her knowledge. She will realise something's up as she won't be able to access YouTube anymore, but do I tell her why?

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