Moreton School’s #WakeUpWednesday: Guide to Enabling Parental Controls on iOS Apps

by | Jun 7, 2023 | esafety | 0 comments

Dear Parents/Guardians,

At Moreton School, we are committed to promoting online safety for our students, and as part of our #WakeUpWednesday movement, we are sharing a guide on how to enable parental controls on iOS apps to ensure a safe and responsible online experience for your child.

iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads, offer built-in parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your child’s app usage, content restrictions, and screen time limits.

 

Here’s how you can enable parental controls on iOS apps:

  1. Set up Screen Time: Open the Settings app on your child’s iOS device and go to “Screen Time.” Set up a passcode and customize the settings, such as app limits, content restrictions, and downtime schedules. You can also view your child’s app usage reports and set up communication limits.
  2. Use App Store Parental Controls: Open the App Store app on your child’s iOS device and go to Settings. Under “Content & Privacy Restrictions,” you can set up parental controls to restrict app downloads, content ratings, and in-app purchases.
  3. Customize Privacy Settings: iOS devices have privacy settings that allow you to control the information shared by apps and the device. You can customize permissions for location access, camera access, microphone access, and more within the Privacy settings.
  4. Use App Restrictions: Some apps, such as YouTube and Netflix, offer built-in parental control features that allow you to set up content restrictions and customize viewing settings. You can explore the settings within the app and customize them based on your child’s age and maturity level.
  5. Regularly Review App Usage: Check your child’s app usage regularly and have conversations about responsible digital habits. Set app usage limits and talk to your child about appropriate content, online safety, and responsible device usage.

 

Enabling parental controls on iOS apps can provide you with valuable tools to manage your child’s app usage and protect them from inappropriate content and online risks. We encourage you to take the time to set up and customize these controls based on your child’s age, maturity level, and individual needs.

We will continue to share more resources and guides as part of our #WakeUpWednesday movement to support you in promoting online safety for your child. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students safe online.

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