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An Introduction to Parental Controls

By: 05/12/2017

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An Introduction to Parental Controls
Despite soaring inflation, consumer spending on mobile phones and computing devices will increase by two percent to £484 billion ($600 billion) in 2017. Families will therefore be likely to focus on buying tech-friendly gifts for children this year, especially with hardware such as the Amazon Fire 7 tablet already proving popular.

A child’s vulnerability to technology is not something to take lightly. Now, more and more young children are using social media, exploring chatrooms, playing online games and surfing the web. These technological advances can however, prove harmful exposing your child to content that you may not wish them to view - that’s where parental controls become valuable.

 

Parental Controls

 

Parental controls allow you to filter and restrict content from microtransactions within apps, to graphic and explicit imagery. These filters intercept internet content on specific devices and analyse individual websites and items of content that users attempt to access, processing this data in real-time before determining whether they are suitable

Our three month blog series on parental controls will allow understand available features and age recommendations as well as how to set up content restrictions. Over Christmas we will offer child friendly tech gifts alongside board game ap recommendations and age appropriate tech gifts. Finally, we will provide in depth guides with instructions on device parental controls including on iOS, Android, tablet and console devices. We also have several tech influencers on board to add their expertise to the subject.

Whether you are looking to find the types of parental controls available, which are appropriate for you children or how to set up filters and restrictions on your device, we have a guide for you. Simply read the relevant post below for everything you need to keep your child safe online.

 
Setup

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Features

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age

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Age Appropriate

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Apps

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IOS

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Andriod

Android Device Parental Controls Guide

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls Guide

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Youtube Kids

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