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Police Warn Parents About DSi

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Posted March 6, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

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Police in Fort Smith, Arkansas have begun warning parents about the upcoming Nintendo DSi. They think child predators may use the device to lure, ensnare and otherwise trouble young people.

"Now not only can the children be contacted, but they can be asked to provide pictures [and] video," says Sergeant Adam Holland. "It's a common misconception that, if I have control of this environment within my home and our computer usage, I therefore control what my child has access to. And that's proving not to be the case."

From what I've read, the DSi has iron-clad parental controls built in that can be set to lock out games with certain ESRB rating, as well squash PictoChat, DS Download Play, the Nintendo DSi Browser, and certain user-created content that may be inappropriate. The browser also allows for parents to create an "approved" site list and lock out the rest of the 'net.

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