In a world of ever-evolving technology, many parents know there are steps to take that make the devices and apps their kids use more safe and age-appropriate, but just keeping up with what the latest app is can be daunting, what to speak of staying on top of safety precautions.
Intimidating though it may be, when it comes to child protection, the sooner the better. It is easier to place limits on a child’s usage while they are young, and normalize it, then to begin once they are teenagers. But regardless of their age, the present is the best time to start.
This month is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to help make things a little easier, we’ve compiled links to guide you through the parental controls of some of the major services, applications, and games used by children nationwide:
Devices and Operating Systems
- Google Play (and Movies, TV, Books, Music, etc.)
- Youtube Kids
- Amazon Kids+ (previously “FreeTime”)