What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Setting up New Devices for Children



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What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Setting up New Devices for Children

Published 22nd December 2021

A free online safety guide on setting up new devices for children.

At Christmas, millions of lucky children will be excitedly ripping the wrapping off new phones, tablets, computers or consoles. However, in the rush to let young ones enjoy their shiny gadgets, many parents neglect to set these devices up safely – increasing the chances of children going online and stumbling across adult content, making expensive downloads or installing unsuitable apps. A little time configuring the device properly can save a lot of anguish later. Here are our top tips to ensure that a dream gift on Christmas morning doesn’t turn into a nightmare by New Year.

In the guide, you'll find tips such as adjusting the screen time settings, setting Windows limits and installing Xbox family settings.

Barry Collins

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Barry Collins

Experienced IT journalist and technology expert who has written for various major UK publications.
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