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Mar 04

Esafety & in-app purchases

Thanks to the many parents who have attended the various ‘Meet Your iPad’ sessions. If you haven’t been able to come and would still like to attend, please let us know and we can organise more.

One of the areas covered on the evenings was on the topic of in-app purchases, what they are and how parental controls can restrict them among other things. The video below from June last year shows how you can set up restrictions, in particular, turning off the in-app purchases.

 

[youtube]http://youtu.be/0WHxaZTlTaA[/youtube]

 

This local news story highlights the potential hazards of in-app purchases being left on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-21629210#TWEET635593

As discussed at different events and at the ‘Meet your iPad sessions, we recommend:

  • students have iTunes accounts without credit cards attached to them (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534); and that
  • restrictions are added to the iPad in keeping with their age
  • restrictions are added with a passcode that is different to the passcode for the iPad
  • restrictions passcodes are not shared in order to keep the restrictions secure

 

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