Parental Controls and Restrictions

We had a Social Media workshop at our school last night that was very eye-opening for parents and teachers. One quote that I walk away with, which was shared by Social Media guru, Maralyn Beck, is “Our kids are growing up on a digital playground, and no one is on digital recess duty (@KevinHoneycutt)”.  This quote really resonated with me and I felt that a small part I could play in equipping parents with some digital tools is to help them set up parental controls on their Mac and restrictions on their iOS Device. Our kiddos can accidentally stumble upon horrific content if we are not careful. Why not prevent that from happening by setting up parental controls and restrictions on the devices they use. It’s easy to do and will prevent future heartache. Once in each set of controls, you can customize what your kids can and can’t have access to. This really is a must for all parents whose children have access to a smartphone or computer with Internet access. Here’s a handout I made with some basic instructions. See below for step-by-step instructions.

Restrictions in iOS

Restrictions in iOS


For step-by-step instructions, please click on the following links:

Restrictions in iOS

Parental Controls in Mavericks

Parental Controls in Mountain Lion



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