Yeah I'm not going to follow you for liking my picture lol Sadly, this just makes me doubt all those other random college girls which randomly message me to chat. It doesn't matter that parental controls existed, all the news see is "Kid talking to 50 year old dude playing Splatoon 2".
How can I trust that their intentions are true when you have these scammers out there ruining it for all of the honest lonely college girl who apparently can't find love. You also need to consider most of your average parents or grandparents buying these devices don't even know they connect to the internet.
So the "College Girl" started to cringe and get annoyed.
Parents are too trusting of their children, and often think their child is smart enough to recognize when they're being targeted, so basic precautionary measures should be adopted.
but it's obvious that many don't, and while that's bad PR for any company, it doesn't mean they can't be active in actually being a solution to the problem, instead of ignoring it or actively keeping others away from such things because they have to protect the children. A friend of mine kept on messaging and ended up on one of those cam sites where they asked for his card details.
With the family controls it gets even more granular, setting hours they can play, who they can speak to etc etc.
Except no one uses them and if something were to get weird with a kid in say Minecraft the story doesn't change regardless of whether parental controls were there.This may have been the case back in the days before the internet, where it was highly unlikely some of the bad stuff you heard about was ever going to affect you, but in today's information age, the chances one will be targeted, and the ease with which it can be done, and the relatively large number of people who don't take basic measures to protect themselves just exasberbate a problem which is generally being ignored.