How To Set Up A Phone or Tablet For A Child


Technology has made everything possible for everyone at the fingertips. Humans have got more than enough benefits due to technological advancement. But along with it comes the biggest challenge for parents on how to keep a check on their child. Technology has provided a solution to this challenge as well but we need to know if it is enough or not. As technoly is on the high level now you don’t need to think about how to write my thesis for me because in this article you will find all the answers.

Talking about technological controls to set up a child phone or tablet, there is considerable control available for the parent but many loopholes as well. In this article, we would like to share a bit of these parental controls and loopholes. This will help you to have a better check on your underage children while handing them a tablet or phone. 

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iOS and Android: 

Both Google and Apple have suite options available for accounts that allow them a family sharing system. 

Apple allows you to create an account at the age of 13, so the common mistake most parents make is they allow their children to use their accounts rather than making a separate account for their children. It is better to make your child account under your account in the family sharing system. It will help you to keep a check on your child’s account because your account is the administrator for that one as well. Being an administrator, you can set a content limit and have a check on-screen time of your child

One thing to remember is in the Family sharing system everyone will have access to the apps and features that you have bought as an administrator. It gives you the option to location sharing and tracking as well. 

Another feature in the Apple family sharing system is “Ask to buy”. This option enables you to control the apps (even if they are free) that your child can install or purchase. As soon as he/she wants to install an app you will receive a notification to accept the request or reject it. If you see an inappropriate app you can reject it and have a discussion with your child why it is harmful to him/her. 

The features in the Google Family sharing suite are also similar to what we talked about iOS. 

Internet: 

Another area that parents need to keep in mind while setting up a phone or tablet for their child is the internet. Internet browsers allow you to make the necessary settings by blocking inappropriate websites. You can set the content limit, history check using Microsoft, Google, and Safari settings. 

The real challenge here on the internet is about the websites that have an age limit of 13 years but there is a lot of content inside those websites that is not appropriate for children. Examples of these websites are Twitter, Snapchat, Tiktok, and Instagram. You will find a lot of adult content on these websites that you cannot prevent your child from seeing. 

Most of the parents block their child access to social media platforms but that is not the right approach as it will deprive them of primary entertainment and communication platform. These platforms can be of help for your child’s development in the long run. 

These internet loopholes still need to be addressed but you need to discuss the positive and negative aspects of it with your child. It will help you to keep control of your child’s internet surfing. 

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