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Apps Good & Bad for children
Here are some apps considered tobe safe for Teens and Young Adults:
Android smartphones have parental controls for the Play Store but not for the device itself. These allow you to set the maturity level of apps and set a PIN code for purchases
Creating restricted profiles limits the access your children have to features and content on your Android Tablet and restrict in-app purchasing.
You can enable restrictions to stop your children from using specific features and applications on an iPhone, including the ability to block access to iTunes and restrict explicit content and in-app purchasing.
Netflix Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to content of varying maturity levels. You can create individual profiles with different control levels suitable for Little Kids, Older Kids, Teens and Adults. These need to be set on a computer and will coverall devices that use the Netflix account.
The PS4 Parental Controls allow you to restrict games and applications that have mature content. You can disable the internet browser, customise content displayed in the PlayStation Store and restrict how your child can chat and interact on the Play Station Network.
Parental Controls for Xbox Onec an be set for each of your children’s individual profiles, allowing you to prevent unauthorised purchases, ensure your children only access age appropriate content and restrict the ability to chat to strangers online.
With the Xbox 360 Parental Controls you can restrict access to features like Xbox Live, and specify which games can be played, which films and TV shows can be watched, and how long each family member can use the console on a daily or weekly basis. You can also change the online safety settings, including restricting access to the browser, approving friend requests and blocking chat functions.
Safety Mode is an opt-in setting that helps screen out explicit and adult content, to protect your children when they use YouTube. This parental control setting is currently unavailable for the Android and iOS apps. But they do have a safe search filter.