20/5/2018 0 Comments
The iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch have been around for many years now. As the years have gone by, the age of those who use these devices has become lower and lower.
In allowing younger (and not-so-young) children on these devices, many adults fail to consider just what they are putting into the hands of their kids. Many others know there are dangers, but are not sure how to make the device/s safer. It's just too hard.
These small devices are actually powerful computers that open up the whole, dangerous online world to our children. Without adequate protection and controls, children can so easily be exposed to terrible sites, images and people - putting both their mental and physical safety at risk.
So, what can you do to protect your child?
Have you attended a CyberSafety talk and left feeling scared, but unsure what to do?
So often, we hear from parents that they have attended 'Cybersafety' talks at their child's school.
They have come away scared - often terrified - but just don't have any idea of what they need to do to to make their family's household and handheld technology safe and secure for their children.
The solution: A practical, interactive workshop
To address this, iTandCoffee offers and regularly runs information sessions at schools, talking to parents about the specifics of how to find and use the Parental Controls features of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
In this session, we also look at how to track what websites the kids visit on their (or your) device, how to control the use of mobile data on the kids' devices, how to lock kids into a single app and set a time limit on their use of the device, using iCloud in a family, how all your own passwords could be fully visible to your child, and more.
Here's what a parent Karen F says about this session: "This was one of the most informative and practical digital safety courses I have ever attended. Lynette provided practical security tips and solutions that we could implement there and then. I walked away feeling empowered and informed and ready to tackle this huge digital world. Thank you Lynette - I could not recommend you highly enough."
Bring this information session to your own school or parent group
For anyone who is interested in arranging for the Keeping Kids Safe on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch session to be run at your own school, or for a group of parents, please fill out the Registration of Interest form on the information session's web page - here.
Or watch the information session video
For our readers who are not-so-local, or who can't get to such an information session, we have recorded a video of one of these recent classes and uploaded it to the iTandCoffee website.
This video is now available (select below button) to all iTandCoffee Club members with Basic membership or above.
Non-members (or those with Original membership) must first purchase access to this video for only $10. (Choose Add to Cart below, then select the Cart option from the top of the page to complete payment.)
Keeping Kids Safe on the iPad, iPhone an iPod Touch - Video of 1-hour Information Session (Live class)
In this essential, practical and informative 1-hour presentation, you'll learn about how to set up and use the Parental Controls features on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
You'll also learn how to track what websites the kids visit on their (or your) device, how to control the use of mobile data on the kids' devices, how to lock kids into a single app and set a time limit on their use of the device, using iCloud in a family, how all your own passwords could be fully visible to your child, and more.
This is a must-watch for parents and grandparents who want to learn how to keep their children and grandchildren safe when using these powerful hand-help computers.
If you are a parent who has not yet 'locked down' your child's device, we would encourage you to watch this video and learn how to do this ASAP.
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