Parenting with Technology

Successfully navigating parenting paradoxes in the technological landscape that is modern life.

Tag Archive for ‘online safety’

Are Password Managers safe? Should I use one?

Are password vaults safe? Are they more reliable than just keeping a written list of complex passwords?  How do they work? And should you, the regular average everyday parent, switch to one. Having an automated method of maintaining, storing, creating, and changing strong, complex passwords allow you actually to use them more times than not, and the benefit if doing that outweighs the risk.

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Using The Tools We Have. Part 4: Android Restricted Accounts and Google FamilyLink

Android has several ways to secure a childs device, the newest recently released from Google in the GooglePlay store is called ‘Family Link.’ It lets me do two things that are critical to my large, multi-device family. It provides global parental controls based on the family and child’s google account, and allows applies those restrictions to each device the child uses and to online content and store access.

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The Tools We Have Part 2: iOS Restrictions

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

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