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Instagram still working even when blocked
kmartinez715
Member

I have Instagram blocked on my sons Smart Family app, but he can still send and receive direct messages. Why is this happening?

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Re: Instagram still working even when blocked
Tigerstep
Sr. Member

Because an app can't replace parenting. Drop smart family and get him a basic phone if you don't want him to use smartphone functionality.

 

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Re: Instagram still working even when blocked
kmartinez715
Member

That was very unhelpful. Kind of a wiseguy thing to say. Guessing you don't have teenage kids. 

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Re: Instagram still working even when blocked
MICFRE69
Member

What an immature thing to say!! When people are looking for help, it's always nice to have some judgmental know-it-all that is seeing only 1% of a particular issue come along attempting to display how superior they are.

And I came here asking the same question not because I choose not to parent, but because the more I can use technology in helpful and constructive ways (like being a SECOND set of eyes watching out for my children) the better I am able to protect them from negative things like inappropriate websites.

And I also believe in corporate responsibility. If a company is charging for a service that is not working properly then they should be held accountable but first I would try to resolve it with the company like the original poster did.

Sorry, didn't mean to get on a soapbox but this forum seems to have more than its share of know-it-alls.

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