iTunes Parental Controls and Safe Synching |#FightBackin5
66% of 8- to 18-year-olds own their own cell phones and 76% of all 8- to 18-year-olds have iPods or other MP3 players, according to Enough is Enough | Internet Safety 101.
For today’s #FightBackin5, we want to show you how to keep your kids safe while they browse music, videos, etc. with iTunes parental controls. Your Sphere | For Parents has created another helpful guide on how to turn on your parental controls and safe synching on the various iTunes accounts/devices in your home. The iTunes Parental Controls and Safe Synching article states, “Because iTunes is essentially the media center for any iDevice that your child uses, making it safe for them should go hand-in-hand with making their iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad safe as well.”
The guide explains how to set up your parental controls in 5 easy steps. You will learn how to disable certain iTunes content and features completely – like the iTunes store. If you’d like to set restrictions on movies and TV shows, you can do that as well. There is also a three step process to setting up safe synching – the key is to set up parental controls on all iDevices. The article ends with an important reminder, “Parental controls are never a substitute for parental involvement. Open dialogue about your child’s online activities is, and always will be the best ‘parental control.’”