12:22 am November 17, 2011, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
A friend sent me an exasperated note that her 9-year-old had gotten into dangerous internet water while playing on the family’s old iPhone that had been passed down to the kids.
So her questions are: Are you passing down old phone as play things for your kids? (While I am writing this Walsh is playing Angry Birds on my phone.) And if so, how are you monitoring internet usage on the phone? (I just had to take my phone away because I just got two emails alerting me to app downloads. They were free but he didn’t ask. You have to ask!)
We were using parental controls with You Tube on the big computer and the kids were still wandering into questionable areas so we have just blocked You Tube on the PC entirely.
I’m not sure what parental controls you have on an iPhone or Android phone. I have never tried to block anything on my current phone and we don’t have any hand-me downs to give them. Let me know if you have set any parental controls on your phone and how to do it.
Are you monitoring while they play on your phone? If so, how?
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