It's amazing what kids can do with computers, period. I think it's safe to say that these kids will soon be way more computer-savvy than their mom, if they aren't already. No reflection on her intelligence, kids just learn this stuff fast.
If I were her, I'd forget about software barriers to their computer (mis)use and just make sure I knew what they're doing.
But, let's apply that 0.3% (which is 30%)
I must have missed the memo that said that 0.3 = 30.
there is a fear that the govt will go beyond network management policy here...and delve into rule of content on the internet.
You need not have that fear. It will not happen. It has nothing whatsoever to do with this legislation. It's simply a lie perpetrated by fearmongering radical right-wing neoconservatives to protect that which they value most: the corporations that give them money to lie on the air.
Now that that's cleared up, do you have any realistic concerns?
* Why isn't the touchpad also the keyboard
Maybe because that would be utter shit? Good keyboards require real haptic feedback. Hardly anybody would like or use a full-sized touch-screen keyboard as a replacement for a real one.
What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.