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6/10/2018 0 Comments
With the recent release of Apple's Screen Time for mobile devices, parents were given a suite of great new parental controls to help manage their children's use of these devices - for children up to the age of 18.
If you haven't yet discovered these new features, visit Settings -> Screen time on an iPhone or iPad and explore the great controls that can now be put in place. (We are running information sessions on these great new features - see below for details of the schools we are visiting, and of the sessions that will be run at iTandCoffee.)
While Google launched its equivalent last year - the Family Link App for Android - it seemed to me to fall well short of parent requirements, since it only applied for children under 13 years of age. You could not use it for older children
Personally, I have the belief that a device like a mobile phone or tablet is a privilege and, as a parent, I have the right to limit what its used for (within reason, or course). In our family, this applies well beyond the age of 13.
The good news is that Google has recently extended the Family Link features to include managing of teen devices - as long as the teen agrees to be managed! In this house, it would be 'agree or lose the device'! (Yes, I am a 'mean mother'.)
Read more about this new aspect of Family Link in this article published on September 18th 2018.
Of course, you will need to have devices that are running a sufficiently new version of Android - here is an article that discusses what devices are compatible.
Articles for parents - curated this past fortnight
Book a 15 minute checkup/consultation
If you need a check done of your child's social media setup, need advice about setting up Parental Controls, or want to understand what's going on with your iCloud in terms of mixed up messages, photos and more ...
... come and see iTandCoffee for a free 15 minute consultation to talk about your issues and find out what can be done to resolve them.
Upcoming information sessions on Apple's new Screen Time features
If you would like to learn more about Screen Time and the full set of parental controls on Apple Mobile devices, join us for an upcoming session at iTandCoffee (or at a nearby school, for parents at the schools listed below).
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