On the occasion of Safer Internet Day, which takes place every year on February 7, Apple has released a series of recommendations to ensure consumers, and especially the little ones, navigate safely with its products.
For the occasion, the company is launching a series of free meetings in its Apple Stores also dedicated to teachers and pupils.
Speaking of iPhone, the improved Kids Account setup in iOS 16 lets parents or guardians set up an account with the right parental controls right out of the box, including easy-to-use, age-appropriate suggestions for restrictions on the media they have access to.
The family checklist provides helpful tips and tricks, such as updating your child's settings as they get older or turning on location sharing.
With "Content & Privacy Restrictions" in Screen Time, parental controls on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can block or restrict certain apps and features on your child's device, limiting device settings for explicit content, purchases, downloads, and privacy.
With Screen Time, parents and guardians can receive weekly reports or see specific app usage, notifications and how many times the device has been turned on, and limit the time spent on specific apps and websites.
"Pause of Use" instead allows you to choose a specific time in which apps and notifications are blocked, while the "communication limits" function allows you to decide with whom your children can communicate.
Additionally, with its "Communication Safety" feature, the Messages app provides helpful resources for children who receive or attempt to send photos that may contain nudity.
Practices told in over 100 Apple Stores throughout Europe, including Italy, during the dedicated session "The ABC: children and devices".