Mobile device health check

Set up your smartphone or tablet safely with our top tips

Check kids devices are set up safe

If your child already has a smartphone or tablet or, you’re planning to get them one, see our 5 top tips to make sure it’s set up to give them a safer online experience.


Top 5 tips

  • Use app store settings to only show age appropriate apps Google Play | Apple iStore
  • Check app and in-app purchasing requires a password
  • Turn-off ‘locations services’ so your child doesn’t unintentionally share their location with others
  • Talk about how to be responsible and stay safe online when sharing images or live streaming
  • Stay engaged by having regular conversations about what they do online

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