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Family Pushes Social Media Apps To Allow Access For Parental Controls



As more and more children use social media, Dr. Laura Berman and her husband Sam are demanding social media companies allow parental apps to monitor children’s online activity. They lost their son, who died after he purchased drugs while using Snapchat. Although not completely against the use of social media, the family wants companies to work with third parties to allow parents to have more control.
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16 comments

  1. Would a parent let their child wander the streets of a city unaccompanied? So why would they ever let them go on social media unaccompanied?

  2. Dumb parents, failed at their job.

  3. You are about the most detached parents I've ever seen.

  4. You mean to tell me that you didn't know there was a problem and that the problem was that you weren't alerted buy a parental control. You failed your son not a f**** app.

  5. there is no hope. this ship is sinking.

  6. The other kid has made over 380,000 posts on Snapchat alone?! That's the equivalent of 1 post every 5 minutes for 4 years!!

  7. DUMB PARENTS it's their fault. If you didn't let your kids control you and NOT give them a phone to carry. We didn't grow up with a dumbphone, we had PERSONAL Social interaction. Sad world.

  8. Little late for that people, LOL GEEZUZ what dumb parents. SIMPLE don't give your kids a dumbphone, THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM, NO APPS BLOCK

  9. Who buys drugs from a random stranger? Maybe the parents should do a better job of vetting the kids firends

  10. I’m sorry…why was this child buying anything from a stranger online?

  11. Internet is a bad neighborhood

  12. Uh no? Not going to make special accommodations for kids. Don’t like it don’t let them get on the app

  13. Yeah anything for more control.

  14. I am going to say sorry for your loss but your child should never had had a phone I was 19 years old and I got my first phone and I'm 27 years old I never had no social medias until I was 19 parents should be doing this no kids should have a phone till they moved out or the graduated

  15. It's 100% the parents fault for their sons death, they should've taught him what illegal drugs can have effect on the body.

  16. their son was a drug addict and these parents fail him period. do not blame social media for been incompetent parents.

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