I don’t know who had the genius idea to put up this sticky note, but as evil as it may seem for kids all around the world, it’s the best parenting tip I’ve ever seen in today’s era of underage internet junkies.
Or is it evil? Discuss. [9gag via Fuckyeahdementia via Buzzfeed]
not sure what a kid who is not old enough to know how to plug directly into the modem needs to use the internet unsupervised on wifi for anyway
Confiscate all cables?
You'd be surprised at just how stupid kids are these days.
now this, this is the truth.
I wouldn't be surprised if many kids had no idea there were such
things as networking cables. Plus the modem can be password
protected too. Overall a neat idea provided you can keep the modem
password a secret,
Urm. Press the reset button on the modem. Back to square one silly
You would need to know the ADSL password and details too.
Yeah, but factory defaults on most modems = no internet. I think
this is a brilliant idea and when my kids are old enough to want to
use the internet then this will be enforced.
Except of course if the kids don't know the passwords for the ISP
that will need to be put back into the router before it'll work.
Ahh, details. ;)
Easy keep the router in a locked bookcase
Modem is in parents bedroom. Hello!
Can't plug an iTouch/iPhone into a modem.
You could have mac address filtering in place for cable
connections, so it doesn't allow any cable connections (I'm fairly
sure you can do this), or access to only one device. Sure you can
have mac-address spoofing, but if your child can do this, it's
probably already too late in trying to restrict access in this way.
I think it's an awesome idea.
My work cisco modem lets me isolate Ethernet from Wifi and choose
which is allowed on the WAN
I have a MAC filter on my very old Belkin modem. When I deem the
children (including live at home 19yo) need moderation on their
internet consumption, this gets flicked on. When they insist that
they need the net for homework, I throttle all ports associated
with gaming/teamspeak etc. just to be sure ;)
Nazi Parents from Hell
Router may also be out of reach / locked up I think it's a great
idea - although it must be a bit of a pain for the kids to keep
re-entering a new password into their device each time, especially
into a console with a game pad.
administratively disable the ports...
lol didn't see that there Mick.... Great minds....
You can restrict cable usage based on MAC address, therefore making
wifi the only option, therefore making those choirs a must-do if
you need your daily hit of porn and torrents.
That is hilarious. Also evil. But mostly hilarious.
awesome... simply awesome :)
Damn kids are lazy these days...You have to feel sad for them
Why does this kid have multiple beds?
Why do you think this isn't directed at all the kids in the house?
Seems pretty reasonable, regardless of how much they'd complain :P
And guess who's stuck with the massive data bill when they little
sh*ts switch to 3G for their Carly Rae Jepsen youtube fix..
And/or dumbphone without 3G.
I do this in my house with adults... but I think kids are more
clever about getting around these things. They always have a geeky
friend with tips and tricks about beating the parents (be it
grounding or wifi/parental controls).
Isn't the Internet a human right these days? lol.
Only in a few countries.
Then they can go down to the library.
MAC filter, best filter.
MAC spoofing (use linux)
McDonald free WIFI
Ha, when I was a kid we got one hour of internet a week and if we
wanted any more it cost us $2.50 an hour!
*old man voice* When I were a lad, there wasn't such a thing as
wifi. All we had was a 32kb modem. If we needed to download
something at 1mb, we would start it before our dinner time, have
dinner, do the dishes, dry up and put away all before mum had to
make a phone call and reset our download.
lol, when I was a kid there wasn't an internet! Then we got a ZX81
and had to type all the programs in BASIC into it if we wanted to
do anything... and we had to walk barefoot 50 miles in the snow
backwards whilst carrying my sister and....... :)
Great idea. My parents used to lock away the keyboard, that
wouldn't do much with all the wireless devices around these days.
How is this in any way shape or form, evil. It's called "good
I remember back in highschool mum would put the Telstra dial lock
on the phone with a new password all the time. We'd come home from
school and hit "redial" and listen to the tone to learn the
password, and then make sure we had put it back on before mum
finished work. We were only caught out when my sister slacked off
and forgot to turn it back on , and mum came home and turned the
dial lock on instead of off.
good old dial up days :)