ENSURING YOUR CHILD'S HUDSET WORKS PROPERLY
The HUDset is safe for all ages, even the youngest of children. While it is safe for any age, we recommend not allowing children younger than 12 to use the HUDset unless they know all the risks and consequences of using it irresponsibly. Luckily, there are parental tools that you can use to keep an eye on your child. With a family plan, the administrators of the accounts should be able to adjust settings to meet their needs. Here are some tips to make sure your child is safely using their device.
This article is sponsored by HUDtech
Set Parental Controls
Not to fear, parents, you are able to control what your child sees and does with their HUDset. Parental controls are set in place to allow limitations. Some of the features include:
Limiting the timeframe a child can use their HUDset
Setting your child's privacy settings for them
Blocking certain apps or features of the HUDset
Limiting the ability to make purchases by instilling a credit limit or by location or merchant
Talk to Your Child About Safety
Just as it's important to be aware of your surroundings on the street, you need to be mindful of your surroundings on your technology devices as well. It is always important to have a discussion with your child about being safe in the digital realm. Make sure they know the consequences of sharing their personal information online, whether it's with friends or strangers. Teach them about how to spot something that seems to be a scam, and always help them understand what makes a trustworthy app or website.
Our article about how to protect yourself online covers all the basics. It is great to review this together with your child to make sure they understand how to keep their information protected.
Monitor App Usage
You can monitor your child's app usage to make sure they are staying on task and not getting distracted. This tool can also be used to ensure that your child is not viewing or consuming any inappropriate content. To enable this, make sure you are on a family plan and go to Settings > Family > [CHILD] > Monitor App Usage > ON
Encourage Child to Take Time Away from HUDset
It's easy to get addicted to our technology, but it's important to remind children to shut it off every once in a while to spend time face to face with friends and family. Make sure your child is involved in social activities like sports or recreational leagues, leadership groups, clubs, and other activities that encourage growth and learning.
Do your part in making sure your child's HUDset is used correctly and safely. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to contact us.
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