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Photo: franz12 (Shutterstock) This fascinating article in The Wall Street Journal details an arms-race taking place in America’s households. Concerned parents are using internet blocking and filtering techniques on their tech devices, while their children are diligently figuring out how to defeat them. Spoiler alert: The kids are winning. Consider 43-year-old Colorado real estate broker Lance Walker and his 11-year-old daughter Peyton. When Lance discovered Peyton was receiving messages from adult men on TikTok, he went to Apple’s parental-control settings and locked things down. But Peyton logged in with a new Apple ID to use TikTok, and password-locked her father out of it. “It was a nightmare,” Walker told the Journal . He is reportedly still trying to figure out how to control his daughter’s TikTok habit. It’s a particularly difficult problem because kids often know technology better than their parents, and almost always have more free time to figure out workarounds than their parents do to set up restrictions. It’s hard to get too specific about how to restrict content, because so much of it has to do with the kind of content you want to block from which apps or services, but here are some tips to get you started. Using Apple’s iOS parental controls Every major operating system offers a way to block users from objectionable content, but since most kids ( 87 percent of teens, according to a recent survey ) use iPhones or iPads, most parents should familiarize themselves with iOS’s Screen Time tool. […]