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Parental Controls on Mobile Phones

IPHONE/IPAD/IPOD TOUCH

Apple devices come with built in parental controls, known as Restrictions.

  1. Go to Settings and select General
  2. Scroll down and choose Restrictions
  3. Click on Enable Restrictions. This will ask you to create a ‘Restrictions Passcode’ – this is different from the general Passcode that your child would use to unlock the device. You should not share the Restrictions Passcode with your child but keep it as the key to your Parental Controls options.
  4. Modify the options available in the Restrictions menu. This includes what apps your child can use, the filtering on internet browser searches and whether they can make purchases in games, as well as the age rating of content they can watch or listen to through the iTunes Store.

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OTHER DEVICES

All mobile phone service providers will have parental control options for what you will allow your phones to access or receive.

We have provided links to Parental Controls and security advice web pages for some of the most popular UK and European mobile service providers.

If you are using a different service you will need to search for “parental controls” with the name of your provider on Google.

UK & EUROPE

VODAPHONE (UK)

O2 (UK)

ORANGE (UK)

T-MOBILE (UK)

3 MOBILE (UK)

TESCO MOBILE (UK)

 

US & INTERNATIONAL

VERIZON (US)

AT&T (US)

SPRINT (US)

T-MOBILE (US)

TELSTRA (AUS)