Mar 1 2013
Keep your online wallet safe while your kids enjoy your tablet or phone safely
Stopping children from purchasing apps and other items online is another major concern for parents. As with stopping them from accessing unwanted sites, you also need to protect yourself from accidental unwanted purchases by your children, otherwise one day you may get a large unexpected bill come to your door.
An article from the BBC today has highlighted this again with a story about a 5 year old boy managing to run up a bill on Itunes of 1,700 pounds!
To read more visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-21629210
I know from my own experience of this as my own son likes to play a certain racing game, and often clicked on the app’s in-game coin purchase, which can be very easily done without close supervision.
Buying apps has become easier, and with most free versions of apps coming with adverts, there are more and more ways to accidentally purchase something without realising it, especially where children are involved.
Apple have released the ability to lock your iphone or ipad down using its own Guided Access mode. To find out more about how to do this, please read this article: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/10/01/how-to-lock-the-ipad-to-a-single-app-for-kid-mode/
Andriod on the other hand has a lovely and easy to use “Kid Mode” app, which parents can download for free. This locks your device and only lets them access specific games and videos.