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28/11/2015 0 Comments
This is a great tip for those of you who have kids who have or use an i-Device, and who would like to be able to be assured that the device is only being used to visit websites that are appropriate to the child's age.
As kids get a bit more tech-savvy, they are able to easily 'cover their tracks' when it comes to their web browsing. These days, they can learn to do this earlier and earlier.
Browsing history can be 'wiped' by clearing the History in Safari, or by ensuring that the browsing is performed in something called 'Private Mode' (or using a browser called Duck Duck Go).
(Here is past handy hint on how to switch your browsing between 'Private' and normal mode.)
There is a way that you can stop your kids from being able to use Private Mode and from clearing Safari History.
Just turn on Restrictions on their iDevice (in Settings -> General -> Restrictions).
Restrictions is where you set the Parental Controls on and i-Device. If you are not yet familiar Restrictions, check out this free iTandCoffee video and guide on the topic: Setting up Parental Controls on an iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Once you have turned on Restrictions by selected a passcode that the kids can never guess (and that you won't forget!), go to the Websites option in Restrictions (under Allowed Content) and choose Limit Adult Content.
Once you have done this, you will find that the 'Private' option disappears completely from Safari, and that the 'Clear' option in the History section of Safari Bookmarks is greyed.
Need help with ensuring an i-Device is kid-safe?
iTandCoffee can help with this. Call 1300 885 420, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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