A smartphone is a huge responsibility, especially for a child. Not only are the devices incredibly expensive, but they are also fraught with all kinds of potentialities for identity theft.
So how does a parent give their child a smartphone knowing with confidence that they will be able to handle it? Further, how does a parent protect a child from these dangers?
Now you will be able to control all aspects of a user’s phone so that you know your kids will be using a safe device.
On Android devices, simply go to Settings and then select Add User or Profile.
Both iOS and Android allows parents to restrict web access, contacts, content, and in-app purchases. This pretty much runs the gamut of smartphone uses and should tailor your child’s experience to your expectations.
As stated before, there are also multiple apps available for each that allow parents to remotely monitor cellphones, such as Mobile Guardian and Screen Time. One interesting feature of Mobile Guardian is that it allows parents to disable texting while driving. This an awesome feature that should probably be rolled out across all phones and the fact that Mobile Guardian offers it is a real positive in their column. Do keep in mind though that these services are not free, but, then again, peace of mind often comes at a price.
If you’re looking for the most robust way to protect your children while they are on their smartphone device, then you should probably consider an app like Mobile Guardian or Screen Time. Not only do they offer you services above and beyond the settings baked-into iOS and Android systems but also they are tailored specifically to concerned parents and update their offerings accordingly.