Every single one of us who have tried to secure a device has been at this point, we pop in a quick four digits and move on to the critical, complicated stuff. We labor and think about all the ramifications of every setting…A few weeks later we find our child doing that thing they weren’t supposed to be able to do.
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Apple Screen Time allows a user to set limits on screen time, either by the device, or by the app, and then disables those apps after that screen time limit has been reached each day. Here is a quick guide to making it work for your kids
As the holidays arrive, we are all again thinking about cool tech gifts for our kids. Here are some things to consider before making that purchase. Five questions you should ask about a product before you buy to help your kids stay safe.
Microsoft Parental Controls are global controls and restrictions set by the parent after a Microsoft Family account has been made. These restrictions follow the user across all Microsoft devices, therefore, the limits you place on your childs PC are also in effect on thier XBox. This can be very useful if you keep these handy tips in mind.
The second part of the iOS tools we have is their version of parental controls, which they refer to as “restrictions.” I fully planned on doing a deep dive into how to set restrictions. However, the amazing journalists at iMore.com did this for us less than a year ago. I will hit the high spots and things that were issues for my use, and for the rest, I will simply defer to them
As parents, we are tasked with doing everything we can to protect and prepare our kids. The same is true of their online digital life, and while education is paramount to helping them become responsible digital citizens, there are a few other steps we can take along the way to help them get there. I first want to talk about Apples ‘family share’ settings and why those may be valuable to you.
In our house, to promote healthy device use, we also utilize recharging and storage along with other daily necessities to help build good device hygiene in younger children.
Even a cheap tablet or smartphone isn’t cheap, and we are talking about putting that device into the hands of a 50lb wrecking ball. My Son can break anything by accident. Don’t believe me, ask my cat. Here are the steps we take to protect those devices.
We have come to a conclusion in our household: Fair does not mean Equal and equal is not always fair, and that’s OK. Our children, and even society to an extent is all hung up on being fair and equal, however. Sometimes however we have the do what is best or most just, not fair or equal. To properly parent, we are required to do what is right for our children as we see it at that time. Proper Parenting is often full of hard choices.
Over the last few weeks, I have decided to replace my Mini-van, the family grocery getter. What I would like to do over the next few articles is to break down my process for those in the same situation. It doesn’t matter why you need to replace your vehicle, or if you are buying the first one for your new family. The process should be the same.