Apple Makes Crude Teen iPhone Sexting Obsolete (Then You Woke Up)

Filed under: In The News, Teen Culture

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Your iPhone can now be sext-free. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Gee, adults are sooo smart.

They came up with a way to block teenagers from "sexting" -- that is, sending sexually explicit text messages -- on their cell phones.

Ha! Game, set and match!

And there is no way kids are going to get around this, no way they are going to come up with their own codes and new slang terms to outwit the techno-censors.

The Chicago Tribune reports Apple has patented new software parents can use to filter text messages that contain "objectionable content." That means kids won't be able to drop the F-bomb or use other obscene words in their text messages.

This will stop them dead in their tracks because teenagers have very limited creativity when it comes to finding new and improved ways of being lewd and lascivious.

Not really, of course. By the time Apple is ready to patent the next level of anti-sexting software, teenagers across the country will already be releasing Crude 6.0.

Still, Apple boasts no other device has a way "to monitor and control text communications and make them user appropriate."

That's not quite true. There is one. It's called "The Parent."

It can limit or eliminate cell phone usage when the young user becomes too profane. The only way kids can possibly get around it is by earning enough money to buy their own cell phones and pay the monthly charges.

Good luck with that, kids.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.