Children of present generation are very crazy about internet, where they want to play games through handheld devices like mobile phones, tablets, MacBook and Notebook laptop. Children not only want to play games, they also want to chat with their friends through social media.
You could have seen an amazing evolution in technology from generation to generation. When we were kids, we didn’t have mobile phone and we knew only landline which was fixed in a particular place and not able to carry anywhere. The first cellular phone came to India on July 31, 1995 and today in India, the number of mobile phone users crossed over 1 billion.
Today we are caring more about our kid’s safety because family safety always comes first to our mind, which may be either outside home or inside. We need to make sure that our kids are safe from misguiding things. This has been possible using the internet, mobile, and mobile applications with the help of mobile app development companies in Noida and Cochin. Making children future ready through mobile technology is not a bad thing, but we shouldn’t want our kids always to be online. Though there is a possibility of adopting misguiding things using mobile by children. How we can avoid this? If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, below are some features in the same devices that help your children be away from the bad.
In the iOS devices, there is feature called Restriction for kids, where we can restrict the kids to features like allows only camera, face time, car play, etc. and restrict from third party apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.. To find Restriction feature on iPhone and iPad, go to setting / general / Restriction.
We know that our kids are not old enough to access the internet, but sometimes we have to allow them for accessing our iPhone or iPad or MacBook within our environment. Some contents on the device are protected by password. For example, YouTube App and website are restricted to some content for some level.
We should make our children restricted for the phone call for certain age limits and it will change as they get older. Once removing the restriction while old SIM being used, the new SIM can work with iPhone. If they use new SIM without removing the restriction, it won’t work.
We can give access to iMessages for our kids where they can send messages within the family and also their friends, but we should keep eye on the messages that who is sending and to whom for safety reasons.
Email is also one of the options where children can connect with their friends, but in the email, we don’t have control to look into what is going in the conversation, so there is an app called tocomail.com where it allows parents restrict and monitor the email address from which mail is sent to your kids account and it is a great app for kids to email.
When we come to social media in iPhone and iPad, it is third party apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. This is a very complex area, where parents need to guide kids in right way. Most of the apps have age restriction, but they just ask age, but not verify while signing up. So in social media, suggestion of parents is very important for kids.
However, parents and kid’s choices differ, so some the above points may not suit to your family. As parent, we need to take care of our kids in mobile usage from benefiting safety features in the devices.
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