Internet Safety For Young Children On Mobile Devices

The Learning Tree
Internet safety first!

Internet safety is a relatively new concept for parents to have to worry about, really just evolving over the last 25 years.

However, with the constant advancement in technology parents don’t just have to worry about kids getting to problematic sites on the family computer; now you also have to worry about tablets, smartphones, and other internet connected devices.

The Problems
The problem with these devices is that there are multiple ways to access information. Kids will quickly learn how to access the browser feature on these devices, which you can set up to deny access to specific online content just as you can on your computer.

However, apps, which are cloud based, are not able to be blocked in the same way. This means any of your apps can be easily opened by your kids and they can make purchases, change information and even access those apps that may not be appropriate for little eyes.

The Solutions
There are ways to allow your children to use your tablets, iPads and smartphones while still keeping the children safe and protecting you from unwanted purchases or downloads. This will vary by device by can include:

? Password protection