Agree on the rules, such as locations in the house where devices can be used, times of day your child can use devices. Remember they should only be using the folder you set up for them. No internet access permitted.
Consider buying your kids the same devices like you, it might be expensive at first but you already know how to use the phone/device
Here's a fun tip for you. Explore your child’s favourite apps and websites together with them. This can be a nice way to find out what your child enjoys doing online.
Start and continue regular conversations with your kid about what they enjoy doing online, introducing online safety messages. It's never too early to start enforcing safety.
Keep the devices your child uses in communal areas of the house such as in the living room or kitchen where you can keep an eye on them. If you can manage it, keep them near you whilst they’re online. This is important.
Use any parental controls available on your broadband and any internet-enabled device in your home. Here is a trusted reliable good source of information. www.besecureonline.co.uk
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Putting down the phone or device when spoken to, or when speaking and being spoken to. This sounds severe but you need to insist on this one, make sure they look at you when speaking to you,
How to consolidate apps into folders To add a folder, press and hold your finger on an app on the iPhone Home screen until they start wiggling about on the screen.
No earbuds, protect their young ears.
Using Headphones, Set the volume low.
Buy the same devices you have, easier for you to manage.
Use parental control
Check the App doesn’t want to use your contacts or data. This data is resold for profit including your mum's e-mail address & phone number.
Teach all your kids to respect your phone, absolutely no downloads to be made without your consent. Remember your kid must always ask you before using your phone
The Apps kids use
When kids go online
What Children see
How long per day your kids can spend online
Who they talk to
How they search and Browse
Stop advertisers especially Google listening to your kids, you and the whole house. Switch off.
WhatsApp doesn't advertise, so have allowed it.
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