Excellent replies in this thread. Yep, Apple is damned either way and parents are let off the hook. On the latter, Parental controls makes it so easy to control your child's iPhone access. Who texts, what websites, when calling is allowed. It is easy enough that this is just pure laziness to give your child an iPhone and not employ these controls.
If one hears "it's for the children" be weary that something is coming to take away your freedom. The phrase is use as a bludgeon now. IMHO this is much along the lines of AirTag. An AirTag can be used by someone who is disturbed so we must all be restricted from it. Wrong! If someone disturbed is the segue to controlling our behavior then we might as well accept greater and greater behavioral control is coming.
So how exactly is Apple supposed to scan for these types of items when they just rolled out an advanced data protection system that encrypts all stored data so even Apple can’t see it?
I’ve said it before here and on other forums, and I’ll say it again:
A PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS!!!!
At least, once they reach 18. Prior to that, PARENTS are responsible for their child’s actions, NOT the tech company that you give your child unrestricted (and unmonitored) access to.
WTF happen to common sense??????
Some people just refuse to accept fault and correct their actions, so instead, they will point blame at someone/something else to deflect.
I really don’t want to know how the generation of people born within the last 5 years, moving forward to 15/20 years from now will be like.
It’s the result of numerous societal changes.
Creating safe zones on college campuses that allows student to remove themselves from speech they don’t like.
Giving a name to every naughty behavior and thus giving the impression it’s beyond one’s control.
A myriad of songs promoting the use of drugs and thus resulting in kids ignoring it dangers.
Convincing people there’s no right or wrong and that it’s all about what feels good and what doesn’t.
….just to make a few…..(laughing)