Decide what apps are allowed
Sit down with your children and go through the apps and games they are allowed to use. You should be aware of each app available on your child’s device, and decide whether they are old or mature enough to use them. Here are some things you should keep in mind when deciding what apps to allow your child to use:
Firstly, you must decide if an app is age-appropriate for your child. Social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat may not be suitable for younger children.
It is important that you decide if your child is mature enough to use certain apps. It can be useful for parents to play around on the app to help decide if it is suitable for their children.
Research the App
Deciding whether your child is mature enough to use an app may sound simple, however, some innocent looking apps can be dangerous for children. For example, online child predators use popular kids apps such as Roblox and TikTok to contact children. We have posted blog posts on popular kids apps, where we discuss various safety concerns. They are available below:
Roblox: Available here
TikTok: Available here
Kik App: Available here
Minecraft: Available here