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No Ability to Block Explicit Websites/Apps on my child's smartphone!!?

I am shocked that ATT does not offer parental controls for websites visited and apps downloaded that have explicit or 17+ content.  Sprint had this and it was great.  I just assumed ATT would too.  They allow parents to set time limits, but what about content limits!!?

No Ability to Block Explicit Websites/Apps on my child's smartphone!!?

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Hello kelloggs.  Thanks for your post.  The current Wireless Parental Controls from AT&T are  consistently being updated.  Thank you for your feedback.  I am certainly going to pass it along!

 

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Jul 15, 2013 9:17:03 AM
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I would like to know why ATT has discontinued web filtering. My son has a Samsung Rugby II phone and I cannot block porno sites from his phone. I am not concerned with the amount of  time spent on the web as I am with the content!!! I cannot even download an app for it. Because it is  not an i phone or smart phone. He has found a web site that has all the free porn video you can imagine. and you don't have to buy it or download it! Porn Hub has it all. I am very disheartend about this and may have to change wireless carrier. I have been with ATT for a very long time. Why would ATTeven stop such an option!!!!!!!

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Jul 17, 2013 3:01:23 PM
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Are we the only ones that would like to see web filtering brought back to att wireless????

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Jul 17, 2013 3:04:57 PM
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It seems like no one else cares if their teenager has the ability to view free porn videos on their phones. My sons phone is not a smart phone but you can view videos. It is a Samsung Ruby II flip phone and I cannot filter what he looks at. WOW WHAT A JOKE

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Jul 17, 2013 9:28:14 PM
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I just asked about this today. I totally agree. This is a much needed service!  I cannot believe AT&T is lagging with this technology!


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I am shocked that ATT does not offer parental controls for websites visited and apps downloaded that have explicit or 17+ content.  Sprint had this and it was great.  I just assumed ATT would too.  They allow parents to set time limits, but what about content limits!!?


 

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Dec 19, 2013 1:27:09 AM
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Just so everyone knows the service they have to block explicit content costs quite a bit and only works on certain phones. My son pointed that out to me not too long ago on his phone. It's not worth the money. Sad but true. At&t is severely slacking.

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Dec 19, 2013 1:52:47 AM
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Oh for the moms whose kids have smart phones there's a free app the android store has its called kids place. It doesn't block porn but you can choose to not list internet as an app they use unless ur by them. Also just an fyi they can use Facebook now to view explicit images as well

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Edited by ATTDmitriyCM on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:31:45 AM

It amazes me that people think blocking explicit websites is just for children.

 

If your looking for FREE no strings attach content filtering the other 3 big carriers offer it for free.

 

Verizon: Family Safeguards & Controls - Content Filters = FREE

 

 

T-Mobile: Web Guard = FREE

 

 

Sprint: Content Filter = FREE

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