(~20 minute Setup Time Per Device)
What are iOS devices?
iPhones and iPads run Apple’s smart device operating system known as iOS.
iOS devices are a very popular choice for families due to their intuitive interfaces and endless array of available features and apps.
It’s important to remember that iOS devices are designed for and default to settings suitable for adults. This means access to adult material, access to compulsive games and social platforms and no limits to what can be consumed and for how long. And through messaging and location services iOS devices provide the ability for people you may not know to interact with your children.
In our experience, setting up an iOS device to be child-safe is a moderate-high on the difficulty scale. This is because there are many exposures that require consideration and, for determined tech-savvy teens, there are methods to avoid almost any measures you put in place.
Set out below is our guide on the basic cyber safety steps you need to complete for iOS devices. But please remember, cyber safety technology and settings are only part of the picture. Engaging with your child’s technology use, monitoring and communication are critical to keeping your child cyber-safe and supporting their journey to being a savvy digital citizen.