Checklist: Set up kids’ tech devices with safety settings

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  • Set parental controls on your broadband to prevent your children seeing things they shouldn’t.

  • For smartphones check parental controls are also set up on the mobile network.

  • Set up the device safely

  • Use the device setting so you can only download age appropriate apps and games.

  • Disable location services so your child doesn’t unintentionally share their location with others.

  • Set up password control or disable in-app purchasing so big bills are not run up accidentally.

  • Download age-appropriate apps you’re happy for your child to use.

  • Talk about staying safe online

  • If your children are 8-10 years old, download InternetMatters app (android/App store), our new parent/child app to help you talk about e-safety issues in an interactive way.

  • Be aware of key issues and how to discuss them with your children so they know how to stay safe online.

  • If your child is using social networking apps check their profile and privacy settings, making sure they are not sharing personal or private information with people they do not know.

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