Young Parents Team
IF YOU HAVE AN IPHONE OR IPAD
Restrictions. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions. Select Enable Restrictions, where you can set up a four-digit PIN. Now you can prevent access to the camera, Safari, iTunes, and in-app purchases. You can also select what content is allowed on the phone by way of ratings (from G to M18), disallow TV programmes, block books rated with sexual content, as well as allow access to only websites. Note that older kids can disable the restriction by doing a factory reset, so be sure to set some ground rules.
Disable Location Services. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. If you want to be able to use the Find My iPhone function, then enable Location Services and switch all the apps to OFF except for Find My iPhone.
IF YOU’RE ON ANDROID
Kid Mode. Some Android phones – such as HTC – have Kid Mode, which allows you to limit content your children can access. Simply go to Settings > Security > Kid Mode and follow the instructions.
Limit Apps and In-app purchases. Go to theGoogle Play store > Tap on the three short lines in the top-left corner of the screen > Settings > Content Filtering > Select App ratings that your kids are allowed to download and use (Everyone and Low Maturity are the only ratings suitable for under-12s). Under the same Settings menu as Content Filtering, select Require Password For Purchases and Select for All Purchases. Make sure your child doesn’t know your password!
Disable Location Services. Go to Settings > Location > Off.