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5 Quick Tips for Parents
iPad Tips 4 Parents
Parental Controls on the iPad

Tips

Tips
  • Explore all of the parental controls the device and decide, based on your child, which settings are appropriate. Start with the Settings>Restrictions.
  • Carefully consider whether to give your child the password to the iTunes account.
  • Think about disabling 'In-App Purchases.' This will prevent your child from unintentionally racking up endless fees. Settings>Restrictions.
  • Be aware that when you use your iTunes password, it will stay logged in allowing purchases without entering a password for about 15 minutes. To avoid this, set your account to 'Always' require a password in the Settings>Restrictions menu.
  • Try free version of an app before buying it.
  • Make sure your child stays in common areas of the house while using the iPad
  • Teach your child what is and is NOT acceptable.
  • Consider setting a daily time limit to your child's technology use.

Useful Websites

Useful Websites
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
OnGuard Online
Provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your kids online.
Be Web Smart - for the analog parent in a digital world
Parental Control resources and guidance for parents who want to keep their families safe and productive on computers, iPod touch, iPad and other devices.

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