Setting Up Parental Controls on Apple Devices

We all know that the internet can be a dangerous place for children. That’s why it’s important to set up parental controls on your child’s iPhone or iPad. Parental controls can help you to:

  • Limit the amount of time your child spends on their device.
  • Block inappropriate websites and apps.
  • Monitor your child’s online activity.

Here’s how to set up parental controls on iOS:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Screen Time.
  3. Tap on Turn on Screen Time.
  4. Choose “This is My [Device]” or “This is My Child’s [Device].”
  5. If you’re the parent or guardian on your device and want to prevent another family member from changing your settings, tap Use Screen Time Passcode to create a passcode, then re-enter the passcode to confirm.
  6. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  7. If asked, enter your passcode.
  8. Turn on Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Now you can start setting up specific restrictions. Here are some of the things you can control:

  • App Limits: Set limits on how much time your child can spend on each app.
  • Downtime: Schedule times when your child’s device will be locked down.
  • Content & Privacy Restrictions: Block inappropriate websites and apps.
  • Purchases: Require your permission before your child can make in-app purchases.
  • Parental controls can be a great way to keep your child safe online. By taking the time to set them up, you can help your child to have a positive and safe experience with technology.

Here are some additional tips for setting up parental controls on iOS:

  • Talk to your child about why you’re setting up parental controls. Explain that you’re doing it to keep them safe and to help them learn how to use their device responsibly.
  • Set realistic limits. Don’t be too restrictive, or your child will just resent you for it.
  • Be consistent. If you set a limit, make sure you enforce it.
  • Check in with your child regularly. Talk to them about their online activity and see if there are any concerns you need to address.
  • By following these tips, you can set up parental controls that will help your child to have a safe and positive experience with technology.