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Master Parental Controls on New Phones and Games


Tools for Mastering Parental Controls on Devices and Games

New devices and consoles can be very exciting! That’s why the best way to manage screen time at your house is to agree on some rules with your children when they first get their new devices. It is easier to put rules and parental controls in place when you are setting up new devices than it is to try to set boundaries later. There is a wide variety of settings available to you including those built into the devices themselves. All Apple, Android and Google devices have Parental Setting built in as do all game consoles.

Set Parental Controls on your children’s device today!

Click on the icons below for instructions on how to set up parental controls on iOS, Google and gaming consoles.


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With Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time, you can block or limit specific apps and features on your child’s device. You can also restrict the settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for explicit content, purchases and downloads, and privacy.<

When you create a Google Account for your child with Family Link, you can set screen time limits on their Android device or Chromebook. You can set your child’s Android device or Chromebook to lock after they’ve used it for a certain amount of time or when you think they need downtime.

If your child is a keen gamer and uses a range of consoles or devices to play the latest games, make sure to set them up safely. Take a look at our list of parental control how-to guides to get up to speed on how to set the right level of protection to give them a fun and safe experience while playing video games.


I recommend that you set parental controls on all your children’s devices and that you review them with your kids regularly. I can show how to do this and other techniques in my Parent & Caregiver Presentations and Webinars.

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