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FTC Says App Makers Still Collecting Too Much Kid Data

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johnhr2

Dec 10, 2012, 12:16 PM
For one, parents NEED to take the responsibility of their children.
For two, a kid not in high school should not have a smartphone.
For three, if a child is a home a lot and need a phone a feature phone will work just fine.
For four, cell companies are selling "wireless" home phones were the base station of the phone receive the phone coverage.
For five, shouldn't we be worried in general about all the data they collect from adults sense they are the ones using these the device the most, and not just minors.
Lastly, why do kids have smartphones in the first place?
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Globhead

Dec 10, 2012, 12:48 PM
johnhr2 said:
For one, parents NEED to take the responsibility of their children.


The whole point is that they CAN'T take responsibility if they don't have any way of knowing what an app does.

For two, a kid not in high school should not have a smartphone. [....] a feature phone will work just fine.


I think this assertion is just baseless. Kids should have phones, and many smart phones have the ability to allow parents to control what apps they can access. There is no reason not to let them have a phone which can teach them about using technology, give them ebooks, and give them games to play instead of buying a standalone gaming unit. Unless, of course, the app makers lie...
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T Bone

Dec 10, 2012, 1:13 PM
I didn't get my first cell phone until I was 32.....so there is absolutely no reason whatever why children should have one...
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Globhead

Dec 10, 2012, 1:35 PM
T Bone said:
I didn't get my first cell phone until I was 32.....so there is absolutely no reason whatever why children should have one...


Total non sequitur. I guess nobody should get phones until they are 32.
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hashtag-yolo

Dec 10, 2012, 1:37 PM
When phones first came out they cost an arm and a leg, perhaps that is the reason you did not have one when you were 16.


I remember having pre-paid and that was a lot.

Now you can get your kid a smart phone for less then $50 a month.
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T Bone

Dec 11, 2012, 11:54 AM
No, I didn't get one because I didn't need one, and because, like almost all kids, I was brutal and harsh with anything I owned....my Nintendo, my Super Nintendo, all the computers I owned.....they all got the living crap beat out of them by my childhood....I would have done the same thing to a phone....in fact, children are notorious for losing or destroying their phones....I used to deal with that all the time at at&t...

Honestly...who exactly do kids have to call anyway? Dora the Explorer?

Not only did I not have a phone of my own, I had to ask special permission just to be able to use the home phone, and often that permission was denied.

Amazingly I turned out normal without all these alleged 'necessities'.
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sectime

Dec 10, 2012, 9:33 PM
Sad to say that just makes you old in technology/social years. Rather its good or bad it is what it is.
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