Kids' Phone Safety Blog

Can I Monitor My Kids iPod Touch?

September 28, 2015

The iPod Touch is a top-pick pocket media player among kids these days. The device looks and works similarly to the known and most-desired Apple phone and is often called an iPhone-without-the-phone. It is a great mobile device with many capabilities and online services provided.

Talking about child protection, the iPod has one slight benefit – it supports no cellular service, and thus, allows connecting the Internet only where the Wi-Fi network is available. It means your kids can neither enter the web from anywhere they want nor make and receive calls, which prevents them from being reached by strangers on the phone. Though it doesn’t mean at all you shouldn’t keep an eye and know how to monitor your child’s iPod Touch.

As for the rest, the iPod Touch in children’s hands might cause the same exposures and bring about the same dangers as any other mobile device if unattended. Thus, it should be supervised carefully as well as appropriate restrictions should be applied before handing it to kids. And here is how to set parental controls on iPod for you to be able to provide your kids with security while they enjoy this magnificent gadget.

How to Set Parental Controls on iPod Touch

Enter Settings on the Home screen of your kid’s device and proceed to the General subtab. Scroll a little down and you will see the Restrictions menu. If you open it for the first time, you will need no password. However, as soon as resections are set, you will need to enter your secret key in order to prevent your child from changing them. Thus, the Restrictions menu will ask you for the password each time you tap on it after.

Here in Restrictions, you will see the menu divided by categories:

  • Allow – for apps and related features;
  • Allowed Content – with content subcategories to restrict;
  • Privacy – where you can adjust child privacy settings;
  • Allowed Changes – for changes kids can perform online on the iPod;
  • Game Center – for you to limit multiplayer games and adding new friends.

Consider disabling in-app purchases as this particular options causes many concerns among parents. Children tend to spend money from parents’ accounts connected to their iPods without permission. There are many cases, when big sums of money were spent and many complaints made to app developers afterwards, though not many of them were satisfied.

Parental Control App Gives You More Reliable Protection

No matter how many restrictions you will set and how many activities you will forbid, children still tend to find a way out when it comes to what they want. After all a forbidden fruit is always sweeter.

That’s why controlled freedom is always better than mindless prohibition. As a careful parent, you should keep an eye on your kids as often as possible. Pumpic allows you to monitor your children just the way it is needed to keep them safe and doesn’t push you to prevent your kids from benefits of activities like online communication, which sometimes may be risky. It simply brings the situation under your control.

With this parental control application, you don’t need to restrict each and every activity. You can track all the iPod activities that your children hold and avert dangers timely and appropriately.

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .
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