There are a lot of great apps available for your iPad, iPod or iPhone that were created specifically with children in mind. In fact, as we mentioned in a previous blog post, more children today are using technological devices at an earlier age than ever before, making apps useful tools for child development. However, as more children reach for their favorite devices, parents need to take a proactive approach to ensure the safety of both the child and his or her information.
Demanding a safer, more family-friendly iPad
In fact, there has been notable consumer demand for safer and more family-friendly iPads and apps. Writing an opinion piece for The Sydney Morning Herald, mother and iPad user Michelle Maltais shared her thoughts on the subject.
“Although our family encourages sharing, Apple really doesn't when it comes to its devices,” Maltais wrote. “Unlike its tablet competitors such as Kindle Fire, the iPad/iPhone doesn't offer a 'kid mode'. Sure, the iDevices have the ability to turn on restrictions. Although the devices themselves are so intuitive that a child only a few months old can navigate them, these restrictions were clearly created by very bright folks who have little or no exposure to small children. Inexplicably, you have to reset the restrictions every time you click enable. In other words, if you want to turn them off for your own use, you've got to go step by step through each option all over again before passing the device back to an eager (and impatient) child.”
Even if you take the best-known steps for protecting your child and his or her info from the world that the iPad opens up, you may not be able to protect the device from the child. If your toddler catapults your iPad across the living room, turn to iResQ's convenient and affordable iPad repair services to get your device fixed up in no time.