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Unworkable? May 10, 2017

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From RTÉ this morning…

A new law that would fine parents for allowing their children own mobile phones with unrestricted access to the internet has been proposed by the chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Fine Gael TD Jim Daly is currently drafting legislation which could also see retailers facing fines if they sell such devices to children under 14.

Has that horse bolted the stable?

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1. irishelectionliterature - May 10, 2017

Horse bolted!!!
What a stupid idea.
We did well holding off on the phones until they made their Confirmation. Mr Daly might know too that if there is any group that could figure out how to bypass such controls it will be the children.

From a parenting point of view, it’s rules like not allowing the mobile phone upstairs or certainly that it be left downstairs overnight that make a difference.

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alanmyler - May 10, 2017

+1 to all of that.

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2. EWI - May 10, 2017

Creeping up to Internet censorship is the real aim here, I think. The God-botherers have been active recently in applying strategy and tactics developed elsewhere.

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GW - May 10, 2017

The Great Firewall of the Land of Saints and Scholar’s anyone?

Technically nonsense but it sounds like gravy train potential for well-connected bidders.

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3. GW - May 10, 2017

Politician clueless about t’internet utterly shock horror probe – but it’s not just an Irish thing.

We’ve got ours on a very restricted mobile data contract which means it gets very slow after a couple of days per month. Apart from that it’s a good idea only to let them use a home WLAN connected to a trustworthy VPN.

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