The new 3DS announced has a parental control system that blocks certain websites and come installed and activated when the system is bought. All that seems pretty standard, but to deactivate it, you need to put your credit card information in and pay ยข30. At first, I thought this was actually a pretty good system. There is a very easy and justifiable slippery slope argument to be made, but I think being able to buy things online is a good gate for turning off parental filters. Then John reminded me of the story about the kid that spent $5000 on the Kim Kardashian App without his parents realizing, and I remembered that all attempts at parental control are laughable except parents actually paying attention.