A mum is furious after her ten-year-old girl was exposed to pornographic images after picking up an iPod in a shop at Lakeside.The iPod Touch comes pre-loaded with free pr0n now?
Helen Goodman, 37, said her daughter, Eleanor, was left shocked after innocently looking at an iPod Touch on display at the Apple store.
Wow, Apple don’t seem to be making the most of their marketing then…
Mrs Goodman said: “She picked up one of the demo models and it was playing pornographic material.Other than remove the display models altogether, or have their shop staff spend all their time pouring through the memory of each free-use display unit to check no-one’s downloaded ‘Debbie Does Dallas’, no. And why should they? The whole point of a display item is to allow people to see how it works.
“I called to complain, and was told matter of factly by staff this happens a lot as people come in and download it for a laugh.
“I don’t find it funny and all my friends think it’s disgusting, but Apple say there is nothing they can do to stop it.”
But that’s not good enough for Mrs Goodman:
Mrs Goodman, of Edmund Drive, Chafford Hundred, has warned other parents.Here’s a thought, Mrs Goodman, since you are now aware of the problem, and through the medium of the local newspaper, you've made everyone else aware. Why not, next time, pick up the iPod before your daughter and check to see if its content is suitable for her?
She said: “If they can’t guarantee 100 per cent internet safety for the kids visiting the store, I feel they should not be allowed to offer internet access to the public without supervision.”
I know! Taking responsibility for your own kid instead of letting her wander around unattended and demanding everyone else take responsibility instead!