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Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

How to Protect Your Child on Their Smartphone

"There is a lot of peace of mind that comes from being able to contact your child wherever they are, and them being able to contact you. Missed buses are no longer a problem, and the days of yelling your child’s name up and down the street to try and find them are gone. Along with that peace of mind though, comes the niggling worry that every parent is used to having: is my child really safe?

From cyberbullying to inappropriate web content, being able to contact strangers, being able to rack up hefty cell phone bills, all these things come to mind when we start thinking about the dangers of impressionable kids using a mobile."

The above quote is from an excellent website:  and we urge you to take a look.  There is a lot of helpful information about keeping kids safe on popular apps:

Kik Messenger

There are also Parental Control/Monitoring Apps to consider (with instructions for different devices), which generally allow parents to:

parental control phone apps

Parents can also use apps to keep their kids safe and these include;

Mobile Guardian
Screen Time
Qustodio (free version available, but with limited features)
Net Nanny

 parent control app

Source: How to Protect Your Children on Their Smartphone by