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  • pprioroh Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Came across this looking for content filtering for our home network. Found our 11 year old child looking at inappropriate material on the yahoo search engine.

    Wanted to give you a word of encouragement from a brother in Christ and affirm the wisdom of protecting your own eyes from temptation. A wise man does not allow evil close to his home.

    By the way - I had my child's iMac configured with parental controls and he was not supposed to be able to surf other that the sites I had allowed him. however he found some way via the dashboard to get around it.

    I bought and have struggled with the D-link Securespot DSD-150 but it has been a disaster. The device wouldn't even pull up on Safari or Firefox - had to use a windows laptop to access it. Settings and menus in the control software do not display fully and although I only have 3 computers and it's licensed for 4 it keeps telling me I have exceeded the number of licenses and shuts down the system. In short, it's junk and I'm sending it back. Maybe it works better for PCs, I don't know, but for Mac it's horrible.

    I really want a hardware box for my network but I can't find one other than this d-link box that is less than $2000. So I'm trying to find a stable Mac-centric solution.

    Anyway, again good for you and for your vigilance to be faithful. I'm struggling to find a way to protect my family from the growing problems of *********** on the net. Sometimes I think the Amish have it right....
  • David Matthews5 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I find my 12-step program for my alcoholism is far, far more effective than therapy or religion--although I throw them into the mix (I need as much help and support as I can get). Been happy, joyous, and reasonabally free for 5.5 years today.

    Try spirituality and good luck.

    d.
  • ADAMGPNO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Blake

    You are not alone.
    My partner just purchased the iPhone for me and I am struggling not looking at adult material.

    Were you able to change the settings on your phone?

    Thank you!
    Adam
  • xentrik Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    bwhite99,

    First of all, I would like to say to you that it takes a good amount of courage and humility to be straight up and real on a thread like this, and I am encouraged and blessed to see you step up to the plate with a struggle that you have in your life, and how owning an iPhone can either be a benefit or detriment in helping you overcome it. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Unfortunately, the iPhone does not have built-in material that I know of that could keep that content out.

    "How does a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your Word." -- PSALM 119:9

    That's where it really starts. It's not religion, it's a strength that surpasses all human understanding. It's not about self-loathing or "showing restraint" or "growing up"... it's about confronting the issue at hand and seeking support like you are, in order to help overcome this struggle. I truly respect your continuing devotion and commitment to your wife, and it inspires me to do the same when I grow older and end up getting married myself.

    God bless. Keep us updated if you do find something for the iPhone.
  • bwhite99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the encouragement. I have a renewed relationship with Jesus Christ which is what I always needed....he just had to hit me over the head a few times for me to realize I was walking the wrong road for myself and my family.

    I ended up returning the iPhone to Apple...and I consider it a victory to avoid being like the world and honoring my Lord and Savior with this decision.
  • bwhite99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Adam,

    No I wasn't able to find a solution. I ended up returning the iPhone to Apple.

    If you would like to talk more about any struggles, let me know.

    Best Regards,
    Blake
  • ihopeitworks Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Are you guys for real? if so you people scare me.
  • carl flamm Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    "I ended up returning the iPhone to Apple...and I consider it a victory to avoid being like the world and honoring my Lord and Savior with this decision."

    good, now honor the rules of this forum.

    your religious beliefs have ABSOLUTELY no place on this forum.
  • Camrahn Level 2 Level 2 (460 points)
    Yes they are. One thing in their favor is that they admit it.
  • xentrik Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    +re: ihopeitworks,+

    Yes, we are serious about this. People like bwhite99 and myself are iPhone owners who are believers in a faith system, or as others like to call it, "religion". I'm sorry that we scare you with our concerns over how Safari on the iPhone affects us personally. He was serious enough to admit it, and he was serious enough to return the iPhone because it wasn't for him.

    +re: Carl Flamm,+

    This is a user-to-user support forum. Bwhite was concerned with the iPhone's internet browser. Upon further questioning, we discovered the nature and reasoning for his plight on this forum was "religious" in nature. Unlike your tasteless comment, his question was met with some helpful suggestions and encouragement from other users. (i.e. Proxies, content blocking, even therapy?)

    However, "You may not post to the Site Public Submissions that (1) consist of criticisms ... directed to another person's race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or comparable characteristic.."

    We did not break any rules, we stuck to the topic and a number of us discussed our backgrounds. Yet you imply that this extraneous "religious discussion" is inappropriate. I find your critical statement to be just that ... inappropriate.
  • Phoenix_Rising Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    you can ask for solutions without all of the religious discussion. It has no place on these boards. There are plenty of other forums for that kind of dialogue...

    the discussion about addiction to p*rnography on these boards is also inappropriate and offensive.
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