@Weeb, If you're going to be an absentee parent that's on you and I feel sorry for your kids.However, if you pay any attention at all to what your child is doing, then this would be a non issue.IMO, there should be a big ol' piece of paper in the box informing parents of what parental features exist, and a way for them to look up the reasons for such things.Parents are too trusting of their children, and often think their child is smart enough to recognize when they're being targeted, so basic precautionary measures should be adopted.but it's obvious that many don't, and while that's bad PR for any company, it doesn't mean they can't be active in actually being a solution to the problem, instead of ignoring it or actively keeping others away from such things because they have to protect the children. A friend of mine kept on messaging and ended up on one of those cam sites where they asked for his card [email protected] Nintendew Kids use all sorts of other social services like Facebook, Steam, PSN, XBL, Instagram etc and you don't see half the dumbass functionality that you do on Nintendo's service Also Nintendo's console is no more a family system than Play Station and Xbox, so that is not a legitimate excuse for why they can continue to put out a lackluster service. She said she's going through a list looking for people to chat to as she's bored. Edit: I noticed some of them go through the communities list where they find you and so pretend having similar interests I got one of these a few weeks ago.Except no one uses them and if something were to get weird with a kid in say Minecraft the story doesn't change regardless of whether parental controls were there.When so much of Nintendos bottom line relies on younger kids, I'm not going to disparage them for taking the super safe route.
Sure, these things do get bad reports, which paints the system or service in a negative light, but there are tools there to protect the children.It's sad that these companies should have to try to inform better, but it's also sad the media likes to make this into the fault of the console maker, instead of trying to make the perpetrator the actual problem, and using the oppurtunity to actually inform parents that certain features exist.Some are more responsible, but when's the last time you saw more than a paragraph that these features existed at the end of an article or report on such matters.I've messaged her a couple of times being polite. Thought it was just a random gamer as she's not said anything unusual yet. A college girl who was bored on her break cause her "friends were busy" she said "hey I have an idea if you're up for a little fun" Didnt respond after that just thought, hey beach get outta here I'm playing Persona 5 lol Edit: oh and she told me she loved playing Overwatch lol Thought i was the only one!lmao clearly a scam straight from the first message they send.