Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Oct 9, 2015
Childproof your phone
In the technology age, smartphones have become digital pacifiers for so many parents because, frankly, they get the job done.
It can be a lifesaver in a crowded restaurant or in social settings where you want to keep a restless child from causing disruption.
But giving a child full access to everything on your phone is a pretty dangerous thing to do, so understanding what you can do to childproof your phone is essential.
Both iPhone and Android users have lots of built-in controls that simply need to be turned on, but so many parents don’t seem to be aware of them.
Limiting what apps they can open, whether they can get on the Internet, make purchases or the really dangerous in-app purchase option are just a few things that need to restricted.
Each platform has its own options and procedures, so if you’re not sure how to get started, I’ve posted links that cover the most popular types of phones at DataDoctors.com/radio
iPhone and Android: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2921718/2-easy-ways-to-child-proof-your-android-or-ios-device.html
Windows Phone: http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/2015/01/27/how-to-set-up-my-family-parental-controls-on-lumia-530