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WHY DOES OCULUS REFUSE TO ADD PARENTAL CONTROLS?

SybilishereSybilishere Posts: 4
NerveGear
edited January 31 in Support
I have seen posts as far back as 2016 of Oculus Rift owners asking OCULUS for parental controls. Here it is 2019 and we also have Oculus Go (and Oculus Quest will be released shortly) and OCULUS continues to ignore this request from it's customers. It is not hard to add two-factor authentication when someone is trying to access the web browser in Oculus. Or just like Android apps where you can install an app that will hide apps or require a pattern or pin in order to access the web or apps you specify.

And  it's not just about hiding or keeping children from accessing inappropriate content on the web in Oculus Go, this applies to ADULT friends and family as well!

 I'm still trying to figure out why Oculus refuses to add  any of these requested features?  It makes no sense to me. Especially since your customers help sell your headsets by allowing people we know access to OUR headsets to demo them, therefore increasing your sales by more consumers  buying your products who normally wouldn't!

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  • MAC_MAN86MAC_MAN86 Posts: 2,262
    Wintermute
    Because they introduced a violence ban on new games last year. As for adult content well it's for the adult buying the contents with their credit cards to only know the PIN. As for porn on the internet well that's for your browser to filter. Try this: talk to your kids and the birds and the bees and it will be such an embarrassment to ever need to know about before school teaches them. Also when they are old enough to be inquisitive, just let them find their own way but knock before you barge into their room!
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,147
    Wintermute
    Put your Rift in "Demo Mode" when the kids are using it.
    If you aren't around, tell them they can't use it till you are. The best parental controls are the ones parental people impose, starting with the "Designed for age 13+" and adding to it.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,527 Valuable Player
    edited January 31
    Oculus is not the parent to these children. It is known.

    Parental controls can be done at the networking level, which would apply to every device. That is much smarter. And smarter is what all parents should strive for:
    https://www.netgear.com/home/discover/apps/lpc.aspx

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