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Date: 01/03/13 06:55 AM

18 Responses to Good News: Mom Buys Son iPhone For Xmas

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 6:58 am
    Link: Good News: Mom Buys Son iPhone For Xmas - Bad News: She makes him adhere to an 18-point contract if he accepts said iPhone. It`s a trap, kid.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

    A parent with the idea "I pay for it so I make the rules"
    is so novel that it makes the news?
    The obvious is newsworthy now.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:07 am
    19: I reserve the right to install nannyware, spyware and a tracker to the phone
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:08 am
    20: You may not interfere with my installed software
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    cheeseb Male 30-39
    254 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:22 am
    ??? Isn`t this already what you do when you get a phone? Every single thing you want to do on the phone puts you through a 20 page "user agreement license."

    Good job, Mom, on this one.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:41 am
    I say "Good job Mom!". If more parents kept tabs on their kids, there would be a lot less trouble.

    It really is simple, if you want a phone, you follow the rules, if you don`t want the rules, wait until you are 18, get out of my house and buy your own phone.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:58 am
    Gotta agree with Gerry on this one. Cool, but the fact that it`s newsworthy is pretty pathetic.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
    500 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 8:10 am
    That "no porn" rule really sucks. Let this teen have unrealistic sexual expectations like all the others regular teens
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 8:16 am
    A contract that`s basically saying not to act like a moron or non-nice individual while using it... Should be mandatory for facebook & twitter.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 9:45 am
    What someone needs to show her, is how to be a responsible parent without the need to draw up mock-legal contracts to control her children`s behaviour...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

    We had a no porn rule in my house growing up.
    And like every teenage boy that means I hid the dirty magazine where mom couldn`t find it. I`m sure he`ll have his porn, but hopefully he`s smart enough not to let mom find it.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2758 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    Agreed, Tekinette.

    Everyone should have a similar contract for using social media!
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    How exactly is he supposed to prevent people from sending him explicit photos?

    I`d wager that since he`s been on TV with that, people are going to flood his account with images just for the novelty of watching him react.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    Yeah, Gerry, that`s kinda my theory on things so far too. It`s like setting the speed limit at 55 knowing people are going to do 65. If you set it at 65 they`ll do 75. Kids are going to break rules, but they should respect the rules and the consequences enough to only break them very very rarely. >:)
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    under this contract, he is legally obligated to talk to strangers.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    Only in N America...
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    naravin Female 18-29
    656 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 5:30 am
    Why is this on the news? How did the news station hear about a rather simple occurrence in a private home between a mother and son? Did she like call the station and say "Oh my God, I am such a good mom and have made up all these great rules for my kid to have a phone. You should put me on the news. Give me attentionzzzz!" In that case I am calling next week, `cause I totally got my kids to eat broccoli last week by creating a 23 point contract with them. I should be on the news.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 11:50 am
    Wait this isn`t from the onion?! Last night timmy was sent to bed without dessert for not eating broccoli. I think is an actual article.

    Dad probably has a friend who works at the station. Cause only dad would laugh at mom`s rules.

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