Transferring people in and out of family groups

Families change all the time. Marriages take place and break up, young adults move in and out of a household and children get old enough to want an iPad of their own. The new Family Sharing feature on i0S 8 allows for this sort of upheaval, which is why it’s simple enough to move people in and out of family groups. Family Sharing, by the way, allows connected family members to share music, movies and books that they’ve purchased for free with other family members. Check out our previous blog … [Read more...]

How to use family sharing in iPad

“Family sharing” is a new feature which is available in i0S 8 and is the ideal way to share purchases and downloads for free among all the Apple devices that belong to your household. If you’ve got a variety of devices at home, all belonging to different family members, you’ll probably be aware that everybody sharing the same Apple ID is just not practical or desirable. With “Family Sharing” individual family members with separate Apple IDs and media libraries are able to download music, books … [Read more...]

How to keep both tech-savvy kids and iPad safe

iPads are great fun for kids and they’re a fantastic educational tool. That said, we are all aware of the dangers involved of allowing your child free, limitless access to the online global community as well as the problems your child might cause you by inadvertently making changes to information stored on your iPad. How would you feel if you found that your child had been having long conversations with strangers online? Not thrilled, I’d imagine! Also, what would do if your child accidently … [Read more...]

How to manage your child’s online spending on app store

We want our kids to make the most of their iPads, but at the same time there are aspects of their usage that require our attention. Having covered how to prevent children from accessing adult content (link), in this post we’re going to look at how to restrict our children’s spending online. Finding out that your child has run up a huge bill in the iTunes store is not a fiction for a lot of parents and when the amount of money involved is particularly high, it hits the news headlines! Even … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Set Parental Restrictions On iPad

The best way to keep young kids safe online is by setting some parental restrictions on iPad. This will prevent your children from viewing adult sites or chatting to strangers. You can specify which apps your children are allowed to access and restrict access to certain websites. Once you’ve chosen the restrictions you’d like to set, your children will then be able to use the internet with reduced supervision, because there’s little chance they’ll be exposed to anything inappropriate. To do this … [Read more...]