On the phone.
On the tablet.
On the laptop.
It was a 13-character password. I wrote it down on a piece of paper and stored it at my work office. I soon had a better idea, I gave the paper to my mum and told her to never give it to me until I told her why I gave it to her.
This didn’t work.
I was too creative and too determined to break the parental lock. There are loads of sites that will bypass parental controls. I would need to get the password and blacklist the website manually.
This led to lying to my mother.
I remember how I felt afterwards. I felt like an absolute loser and I was depressed for days. Has it really come to this? I still haven’t told her the truth. She didn’t think anything of the whole thing.
The problem with parental control is not every WiFi network and device in the world has a parental control blocking explicit material. Personally blocking all explicit material should be a default setting from internet companies, with the option to unblock it if requested.
I gave up ‘parental control’ and now only focus on the ‘control’ part.