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Parental controls

skeller32120121 Newbie
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We were told by the sales person at our local Sprint store that we could set the phone(Kyocera Brio I think....)to turn on/off via the parental controls on the sprint.com website. I have yet to find this option on the web site or the phone. Is this a real option?

 

 

 

Please help.......

 

 

 

Skeller32120121

  • 1. Re: Parental controls
    abe2020 Sprint Employee
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    This feature allows parents to prevent children from using certain functions on the phone.

    Activate Parental Controls

    1. Press Ok> Settings > Parental Controls > On/Off > On.

    2. Enter and re-enter your new code.

    The next time you try to access this setting, you will be required to enter your Parental Controls code.

    Also visit this link for more info  http://support.sprint.com/support/service/category/Parental_controls-Parental_controls?&INTNAV=SU:DP:SVC

    http://support.sprint.com/support/device/Kyocera/Kyocera_Briotrade-dvc5830001prd.

    Change the Parental Controls Code
    Press  ok> Settings > Parental Controls > Change Parental Control Code.
    Enter and re-enter your new code.

     

    Restrict Voice Calls and Messages


    Press  > Settings > Parental Controls > Restriction.
    Read the message and press CONTINUE (left softkey).
    Select an option:
    Voice Calls to restrict incoming and outgoing voice calls except those placed to 911 or Sprint Customer Service.
    Messages to restrict sending messages except to designated recipients.
    Select On/Off > On. Read the message and press OK (left softkey).
    Select Allowed Contacts > All Contacts or Choose Contacts.
    If you select All Contacts, press  to confirm.
    If you select Choose Contacts, select <Add Contact>, and then choose a member from the list. If you want to remove a member from the list, highlight the member and press REMOVE (left softkey).

     

    Hope this helps

    Abe

  • 2. Re: Parental controls
    Levi4u Master
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    I think the Store was referring to the ability to turn on/off certain features from your account page. From your account page under "Limits & Permissions" you can set different restrictions.

    http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Block_restrict_or_allow_voice_calls_using_My_Sprint/case-fk158645-20101105-114511?INTNAV=SU:SP:MVT

     

    http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Block_restrict_or_allow_text_services_on_your_phone_via_My_Sprint/case-fk158645-20100930-171711?INTNAV=SU:SP:MVT

     

    http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Restrict_Wireless_Web_access_using_My_Sprint/case-wh164052-20091228-172026?INTNAV=SU:SP:MVT

     

     

     

     

     

    skeller32120121 wrote:

     

    We were told by the sales person at our local Sprint store that we could set the phone(Kyocera Brio I think....)to turn on/off via the parental controls on the sprint.com website. I have yet to find this option on the web site or the phone. Is this a real option?

     

     

     

    Please help.......

     

     

     

    Skeller32120121

  • 3. Re: Parental controls
    htate Newbie
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    Sprint really falls down in supporting a parents commitment to protect children from inappropriate internet content!! (ie. porn, etc.)  Not only do they seem to obscure the fact that there is any kind of restriction capability (a couple of staff I talked to did not know anything existed), but even worse the design of it works ONLY with phones that are NOT SMART PHONES.  Filtering software is available from a number of sources to filter internet access for home computers  [SafeEyes, CovenantEyes, Net Nanny] but Sprint doesn't care enough to make it available on all their phones. If you child has a smart phone they can go anywhere and you can't do anything about it --- unless you want to turn off EVERYTHING  [email, Google Maps & Navigation, etc.]

     

    Sadly, it looks like we're going to have to start researching other providers to see who does a better job of committing to caring for the needs of parents to care for their children. Or maybe the company is run by people who think everyone should be forced to have full access to porn.

  • 4. Re: Parental controls
    SA_Viper43 Bronze Expert
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    The only protection from adult content for a cellphone comes from Verizon and it's free. It is called "content filters for your phone". I am not sure if this will work on a Smartphone as it seems like it's for feature phones. Sorry, it's the best I can do for you.

     

     

    Verizon Wireless Exclusive Age-Appropriate Content Ratings

     

    Ages 7+

    This material contains little or no violence, no strong language, no drug use, limited alcohol or tobacco use, no modeling content, little or no sexual dialogue and situations and no themes of a mature nature. This content is considered suitable for children age 7 and above and parents can comfortably allow this content to be accessed by children 7 and above unattended.

     

    Ages 13+

    This material may contain mild coarse language, moderate violence, mildly suggestive lingerie, drug use depicted without being designed to encourage use, some sexuality or suggestive dialogue or themes that may not be appropriate for younger children. This content would be considered suitable for children 13 and above by most parents. Parents are cautioned against allowing children under 13 to access or view this content unattended.

     

    Ages 17+

    This content may contain one or more of the following: crude language, graphic violence, sexual situations, criminal activity, drug abuse, sexual situations without nudity or themes that may not be appropriate for younger youth. Many parents would consider this material unsuitable for children under 17 and parents are strongly cautioned against allowing children under 17 to access or view this content.

     

     

     

    Filters Off

    Turning off the content filter provides access to all content accessible through your mobile phone, including content that you may consider objectionable due to the ages of your children or your personal desire to avoid certain types of content.

     

    Please note: Some content may require additional authentication and/or age verification prior to access, download, use or purchase.

     

    Although this is from another provider, I'm sure the mods won't mind because this is an important topic involving the protection of children from inappropriate content..

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