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(WKTV Utica)   Like they say, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but if your two year old uses your cell phone to dial 911 fifteen times then you're gonna get cited for obstruction of governmental administration   (wktv.com) divider line 76
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2014-02-04 03:34:55 PM
How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents
 
2014-02-04 03:35:10 PM
This is one of those cases where the kid would be raised better by television
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-04 03:35:28 PM
Couldn't the 911 operator figure out at the 4th call asking if the refrigerator was running?
 
2014-02-04 03:36:14 PM
Looks like her mama didn't stop drinking while she had a biscuit in the oven.

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2014-02-04 03:36:40 PM
so... you are no longer a poster active in a comment section, you are an "INTENSE DEBATE MEMBER"

"YOU MUST LOGIN AS AN INTENSE DEBATE MEMBER TO POST A COMMENT. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE!"

classy
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-02-04 03:37:07 PM
media.wktv.com

I don't think I would trust this person to watch my pet goldfish for two hours.
 
2014-02-04 03:37:31 PM
If they can't keep the spawn from getting into thier cell phone how are they keeping it out of their meth?
 
2014-02-04 03:39:39 PM
Is this the person that gave an old phone to the kid and found out that even though it had no sim 911 still works?  Saw something on the news the other day about this and was shocked people didn't know that.   After reading nope kid just finds the phone and calls.  Pretty amazing that the kid is that good to open the phone app, click 9, click 1, click 1 then send.  I'm guessing they had it as a contact but who in their right mind would put that as a contact.
 
2014-02-04 03:40:32 PM
Maybe the toddler had zebra print PJs and was able to grab it out of her jacket pocket.  There's no way anyone could prevent that.
 
2014-02-04 03:40:59 PM

KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents


You don't have kids. I am not psychic.

I had this same thing happen (except for the citation). The 911 operator did give me an earful, though. I took it like a man, because her attitude was justified. I had a Blackberry at the time and, for some unknown reason, the only speed dial number that my son ever pushed was the 9. My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.

Now, I didn't keep my phone on top of a fridge or high cabinet like you, but the 911 calls ceased.
 
2014-02-04 03:41:35 PM

KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents


Do you have any children?  You could put it on the roof, kids will find a way.
 
2014-02-04 03:42:00 PM
Two-year olds are crafty and totally amoral. I can see the kid catching mom off guard once and making a 911 call. 15 times? Sounds like child neglect. You have to keep a close eye on them (see craft and amoral above)
 
2014-02-04 03:44:28 PM

TNel: Is this the person that gave an old phone to the kid and found out that even though it had no sim 911 still works?  Saw something on the news the other day about this and was shocked people didn't know that.   After reading nope kid just finds the phone and calls.  Pretty amazing that the kid is that good to open the phone app, click 9, click 1, click 1 then send.  I'm guessing they had it as a contact but who in their right mind would put that as a contact.


Nope. Going by the article it sounds like mommy & daddy weren't making enough effort in keeping their phones away from their 2-year old.
 
2014-02-04 03:44:30 PM
I can understand a toddler getting a phone and dialing 911. ONCE! But 15 farking times?? That's some parent fail.
 
2014-02-04 03:44:57 PM
Hey, Subby:
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2014-02-04 03:45:12 PM
And before the" why is the mother letting her son play with her phone" crowd shows up, when the only thing that will shut up a screaming 18 month old is giving them the phone with a Thomas the Tank video playing, you give then the damn phone.
 
2014-02-04 03:45:46 PM

KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?


Anayalator: You don't have kids. I am not psychic.


Anayalator: My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.


So, after pointing out that he does have kids (as if this matters a whit) and then pointing out that you are not psychic (no shiat) you then answer the question he actually asked:

I'll sum it up for ya:

Q: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?
A: Not very. My phone has a screen lock.

See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.
 
2014-02-04 03:46:57 PM

Funkyourdaughter: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents

Do you have any children?  You could put it on the roof, kids will find a way.


Good thing you don't have a gun.
 
2014-02-04 03:47:00 PM
Also, you put your phone out of reach, I assume. My friends' kids are 8 and 10 and they sure as hell can't get a hold of, let alone navigate, my phone.

/I also have Widget Locker, which is nice
 
2014-02-04 03:49:19 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Nope. Going by the article it sounds like mommy & daddy weren't making enough effort in keeping their phones away from their 2-year old.


Yeah but kids are crafty as shiat.  Doesn't say if they have other kids and it's hard to be vigiliant 24/7.  My phone was taken a lot by my kids, my first smarthphone was dunked into a cup by my 2 year old.  Some things you take for granted and it slips your mind when you place it on the kitchen counter to charge it takes no effort for a kid to come by and get it.

I see how it happens but after the first call to 911 I would have that thing screen locked... wait 911 still can get through though if they hit the emergency button which could be what the toddler is doing.   I'm not siding with the parents but I can understand how it's happening but after 1 time of getting yelled at by 911 that phone would be watched closer.
 
2014-02-04 03:50:32 PM

ArcadianRefugee: See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.


Big button on phone "Emergency" click that click call.
 
2014-02-04 03:52:08 PM

shintochick: I can understand a toddler getting a phone and dialing 911. ONCE! But 15 farking times?? That's some parent fail.


This. If it was, say, 15 times during the same day, say, when the parent was napping, maybe.

"Don't leave your phone on the coffee table" might be a good start.
 
2014-02-04 03:52:24 PM
911 Operator :  "Nine-one-One, what's your emergency?"

Caller : "Pwease help!  Mommy's banging a tweaker!"
 
2014-02-04 03:52:33 PM
My three year old hacked my DVD player, (added an adult code so she wouldn't see scary movies by accident), so I'm getting a kick...
 
2014-02-04 03:52:37 PM
Yep - parents need to be responsible for their children's actions.  Unless their kids get a hold of their unsecured gun and shoots themselves or a friend/sibling - then's it's just a tragic "accident".
 
2014-02-04 03:53:48 PM
www.funnysigns.net
 
2014-02-04 03:53:56 PM
2 words: Duct Tape.
 
2014-02-04 03:54:33 PM
I'd hit it

/the mom, not the kid
 
2014-02-04 03:54:55 PM

ArcadianRefugee: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?

Anayalator: You don't have kids. I am not psychic.

Anayalator: My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.

So, after pointing out that he does have kids (as if this matters a whit) and then pointing out that you are not psychic (no shiat) you then answer the question he actually asked:

I'll sum it up for ya:

Q: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?
A: Not very. My phone has a screen lock.

See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.


1) Does  not have kids FTFY
2) I demonstrated, through a personal anecdote, that putting your phone in an inconvenient location is an unnecessary  measure to prevent a child from dialing a phone, which was  my point.

Do you understand now?
 
2014-02-04 03:58:09 PM

TNel: ArcadianRefugee: See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.

Big button on phone "Emergency" click that click call.


My phone says "pull ring to unlock" and then has a (kinda small, oddly) "emergency" button down at the bottom.

Also, I have Widget Locker, which has none of this on it -- weather, missed-call count, and so on, but no "make a phone call here" until you try to unlock it (pwd'd with that pattern thing).

Also, 2yo's are, what, maybe 3-foot tall?
 
2014-02-04 04:00:45 PM

Betep: 2 words: Duct Tape.


Prior to intercourse.

/You don't deserve to have children, dumbass
 
2014-02-04 04:02:28 PM
Quick! To the video tab, defensive parents. There is a childfree by choice thread going on!
 
2014-02-04 04:03:09 PM

Anayalator: ArcadianRefugee: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?

Anayalator: You don't have kids. I am not psychic.

Anayalator: My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.

So, after pointing out that he does have kids (as if this matters a whit) and then pointing out that you are not psychic (no shiat) you then answer the question he actually asked:

I'll sum it up for ya:

Q: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?
A: Not very. My phone has a screen lock.

See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.

1) Does  not have kids FTFY


Yeah, sorry; I missed a word there.

Anayalator: 2) I demonstrated, through a personal anecdote, that putting your phone in an inconvenient location is an unnecessary measure to prevent a child from dialing a phone, which was my point.

Do you understand now?


Got it the first time. I was pointing out that you find a really easy solution to keeping the child at bay. "Hiding" it is another.

Point is, the answer is still "it's really not that hard at all."

Aside (and non-argumentative): what the kind of phone has speed dial for 911? Did you do that, or did it come like that?
 
2014-02-04 04:04:33 PM

TNel: Is this the person that gave an old phone to the kid and found out that even though it had no sim 911 still works?  Saw something on the news the other day about this and was shocked people didn't know that.   After reading nope kid just finds the phone and calls.  Pretty amazing that the kid is that good to open the phone app, click 9, click 1, click 1 then send.  I'm guessing they had it as a contact but who in their right mind would put that as a contact.


Making emergency calls is possible without unlocking most smartphones. The kid probably just hit the numbers on the screen until something happened.
My kid could pull up her favorite netflix shows before she was three. She's four now, and has face-time calls me from my iPad to ask for a cup of milk.
 
2014-02-04 04:04:53 PM

elgrancerdo: Betep: 2 words: Duct Tape.

Prior to intercourse.


NSFW.
 
2014-02-04 04:05:07 PM
media-files.gathermedia.info

Problem solved.
 
2014-02-04 04:06:42 PM

KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents


My daughter did it once when she was about two. You DO realize that in order for people to use their phones, they need them somewhere nearby, right? Not only that, but kids are allowed on the bed, couch, easy chairs, etc. Right next to the parents. That's where my daughter got ahold of my wife's phone and accidentally hit the emergency call button. We had to sit through a 5 minute call-back where the 911 operator kept asking "Ma'am, are OK?" "Are you able to talk freely?" "Do you need any assistance?". So yeah, even with your whiz-bang parenting suggestions, kids can get these phones. As far as old cell phones, she gets them without the battery and it suits her just fine.

Of course, as I said, my daughter did it exactly once.

2.bp.blogspot.com

ONCE
 
2014-02-04 04:06:50 PM

Anayalator: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents

You don't have kids. I am not psychic.

I had this same thing happen (except for the citation). The 911 operator did give me an earful, though. I took it like a man, because her attitude was justified. I had a Blackberry at the time and, for some unknown reason, the only speed dial number that my son ever pushed was the 9. My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.

Now, I didn't keep my phone on top of a fridge or high cabinet like you, but the 911 calls ceased.


I don't have kids but have been around plenty of nieces, nephews, and carpet rats of my SO's.  It's simple matter to keep toddlers from grabbing things they shouldn't - put them where they can't get to them.
 
2014-02-04 04:08:21 PM

catzilla: Funkyourdaughter: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?  I understand that they get into anything they can reach but I'm pretty sure the carpet rat can't reach the top of the fridge or open a high cabinet.

Surely someone here will defend the moranic parents

Do you have any children?  You could put it on the roof, kids will find a way.

Good thing you don't have a gun.


I have many.  When kids are about they stay in the safe.  Another simple situation to a complex problem.
 
2014-02-04 04:09:47 PM

ArcadianRefugee: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?

Anayalator: You don't have kids. I am not psychic.

Anayalator: My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.

So, after pointing out that he does have kids (as if this matters a whit) and then pointing out that you are not psychic (no shiat) you then answer the question he actually asked:

I'll sum it up for ya:

Q: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?
A: Not very. My phone has a screen lock.

See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.


Actually, I am pretty sure that while the screenlock is on, it is still possible for an emergency call, at least with my phone. Let me see....

Ok, if the screenlock password is on, yes, it can still be used for 911.

Standard screenlock will wait until you swipe it off and then you have to actually select the appropriate icons.

/dumbass people with kids... I weep for our society
 
2014-02-04 04:10:36 PM

Mikey1969: We had to sit through a 5 minute call-back where the 911 operator kept asking "Ma'am, are OK?" "Are you able to talk freely?" "Do you need any assistance?".


My mom once accidentally dialed 911, and a cop showed up at her home just to make sure everything was on the up-and-up. I think that's only because she hung up immediately when she realized what she'd done, rather than talking to the operator and explaining/apologizing.
 
2014-02-04 04:12:44 PM

KidneyStone: I don't have kids but have been around plenty of nieces, nephews, and carpet rats of my SO's. It's simple matter to keep toddlers from grabbing things they shouldn't - put them where they can't get to them.


Like I said up thread you can not be on guard 24/7 you will slip up.  You may think you are practially perfect in every way but there will be a time that you let the guard down and kids pounce on that.  They are like Lions waiting for the weak gazelle to slow down.
 
2014-02-04 04:14:43 PM

TNel: Is this the person that gave an old phone to the kid and found out that even though it had no sim 911 still works?  Saw something on the news the other day about this and was shocked people didn't know that.   After reading nope kid just finds the phone and calls.  Pretty amazing that the kid is that good to open the phone app, click 9, click 1, click 1 then send.  I'm guessing they had it as a contact but who in their right mind would put that as a contact.


Please, please, please, be aware that most phones do NOT require you to actually dial 9-1-1 in order to make an emergency call.  Some only require a button, any button, be held for a period of time.  This is why 911 operations are overrun with butt dials.  Lock your keypad!
 
2014-02-04 04:20:37 PM

TNel: Is this the person that gave an old phone to the kid and found out that even though it had no sim 911 still works?  Saw something on the news the other day about this and was shocked people didn't know that.   After reading nope kid just finds the phone and calls.  Pretty amazing that the kid is that good to open the phone app, click 9, click 1, click 1 then send.  I'm guessing they had it as a contact but who in their right mind would put that as a contact.


In all fairness, many phones have a one-touch simple means of calling 911 easily just in case, you know, there really IS an emergency.  Odds are, the kid found that, and thought it was amusing that the little toy made noises when she completed the action.
Still doesn't excuse the mother for letting the kid play with the phone to start with.  Pay attention, lady!
 
2014-02-04 04:21:12 PM

TNel: KidneyStone: I don't have kids but have been around plenty of nieces, nephews, and carpet rats of my SO's. It's simple matter to keep toddlers from grabbing things they shouldn't - put them where they can't get to them.

Like I said up thread you can not be on guard 24/7 you will slip up.  You may think you are practially perfect in every way but there will be a time that you let the guard down and kids pounce on that.  They are like Lions waiting for the weak gazelle to slow down.


Of course; no one is perfect, no plan foolproof.

But 15 times?

"Fool me once" and all that.

OK_breathe: Please, please, please, be aware that most phones do NOT require you to actually dial 9-1-1 in order to make an emergency call. Some only require a button, any button, be held for a period of time. This is why 911 operations are overrun with butt dials. Lock your keypad!


I did not know that. Know of particular models?
 
2014-02-04 04:22:37 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Anayalator: ArcadianRefugee: KidneyStone: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?

Anayalator: You don't have kids. I am not psychic.

Anayalator: My solution was trading in my phone for something with a screen lock.

So, after pointing out that he does have kids (as if this matters a whit) and then pointing out that you are not psychic (no shiat) you then answer the question he actually asked:

I'll sum it up for ya:

Q: How hard is it to keep a phone away from a two year old?
A: Not very. My phone has a screen lock.

See? You're not a dumbass, unlike the lady in the article. Congratulations.

1) Does  not have kids FTFY

Yeah, sorry; I missed a word there.

Anayalator: 2) I demonstrated, through a personal anecdote, that putting your phone in an inconvenient location is an unnecessary measure to prevent a child from dialing a phone, which was my point.

Do you understand now?

Got it the first time. I was pointing out that you find a really easy solution to keeping the child at bay. "Hiding" it is another.

Point is, the answer is still "it's really not that hard at all."

Aside (and non-argumentative): what the kind of phone has speed dial for 911? Did you do that, or did it come like that?


It was a scrappy old blackberry. Even when the keypad was "locked" the 911 speed dial was active.
 
2014-02-04 04:22:58 PM
I had a Blackberry that would dial 911 if you looked at it funny.  If you locked it you didn't even need to look at it that funny.  If you didn't lock it it would randomly dial people in your directory.

If the 911 people didn't want to have people pocket dial them it should take more than two pushes of the thumb wheel on the side of a phone to call them.
 
2014-02-04 04:24:36 PM

OK_breathe: Please, please, please, be aware that most phones do NOT require you to actually dial 9-1-1 in order to make an emergency call.  Some only require a button, any button, be held for a period of time.  This is why 911 operations are overrun with butt dials.


ArcadianRefugee: I did not know that. Know of particular models?


I ask because on my phone, long-press is speed dial, as are every other phone I've come into contact with.

/sorry, hit "post" when I didn't mean to
//see? could've been "911" I pressed :)
 
2014-02-04 04:25:18 PM

Funkyourdaughter: Do you have any children? You could put it on the roof, kids will find a way.


This.  I was a regular little monkey and I could (and often did) find anything, especially if it was trouble.  That said, I couldn't have gotten into a locked drawer, cabinet or room without notice, so the mother has no real excuse.
 
2014-02-04 04:25:42 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Of course; no one is perfect, no plan foolproof.

But 15 times?

"Fool me once" and all that.


It was 15 times in one month so it averages to every other day.  How many times have you left your phone on the kitchen table and counter?  I'm not siding with the parents but I wonder if they are a "Now timmy don't touch mommys phone now go sit in timeout" or a spanking parent.

//I know I don't want to really start that fire but very curious.
 
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