Mobile Phone Apps
I just thought I'd share some info I've learned this past year. I have three teen sons who have all struggled with exposure to pornography, and one who has become seriously addicted. How grateful I am for the gift of the Holy Ghost. One night I came home, and as I walked through the door the spirit told me to go down to my son and check the computer. He was sitting on the computer and I asked if I could use it. I checked the history and found pornography sites. When we talked about it I found that he had been introduced by a family member when he was 8 years old. I never even thought I had to worry about him being exposed at such a young age. I was naive. We helped him to work through it, and also realized we needed to be much more vigilant about protecting them from exposure. We moved our computers to a room which is now attached to our room and has constant view because of its location. Every computer is passworded and our iphones are also passworded. when we go to bed at night we unplug the network and make sure we have possession of all computer devices. I truly thought I had it all under control. I made one mistake!! Facebook!! I allowed them to have access to facebook on my iphone. I had all internet access restricted on my phone but would allow them some time on facebook. I recently found out that there is a back door from the facebook app to the internet, and most teens are aware. I'm very technologically savy so I was shocked to have found out. A facebook user can go to search and search certain internet companies. On the info tab it has these companies webpages listed and by clicking on that webpage link you are then connected to the internet via facebook. For parents who are working diligently to help their children overcome an addiction to pornography, this is information you need to know.
- Sorry to be so slow in responding, but I didn't notice your message until today. Thanks for sharing the suggestion. The general topic of being wary of mobile apps providing a backdoor into the Internet is discussed in the Mobile devices (Family Safety) page in the "Tips for keeping Apple iOS devices (iPads/iPod touches/iPhones) as safe as possible" section. -- Aebrown (talk) 05:55, 17 June 2012 (MDT)