Contrary to popular belief and contrary to my previous version of this article, you CAN restrict iMessage on an iPod touch or iPad, if you think your kids are too young for texting. Here are step-by-step video instructions.
I finally found it! An answer to the question I’ve received so many times: “Is there a way to monitor my child’s iMessages on her iPod touch/iPad/iPhone?” Up until now I did not know of a way, other than checking the device. And while some phone plans will let you monitor regular “SMS” text messages (sent through cellular service), iMessages are different; they are sent using a WiFi connection, not with a cellular connection. Here’s my review of TeenSafe.
Last week was the much ballyhooed debut of the iPhone 5S and 5C along with iOS 7. iOS is the Apple operating system for mobile devices. While a lot of folks are commenting on the new design, there are at least two new features that parents should be aware of. First, you can now restrict Safari from showing adult content, and second, you can block contacts. Blocking contacts means there is a solution to the problem of group iMessages.
You may want to upgrade your child’s devices just for these features! Here’s the low down.
First off sorry for the lack of posts this past month – not sure what happened other than time getting away from me. There is certainly no shortage of topics to share with you. I receive a lot of e-mail asking if I’ve heard of certain apps or websites. I always try to research these and share what I’ve learned. Here are a few apps and sites to look out for: LOL Jokes, Ask.fm, WhatsApp, IM+, Oovoo and LiveProfile.
A group iMessage is a message sent to a group rather than just one recipient. So what’s the problem? Once you’re in, you cannot get out! Think of a group iMessage as the equivalent of the dreaded “Reply to All” e-mail in a work setting. Here are some tips for dealing with Group iMessages that your kids are involved in.
The tech worlds are abuzz with news of the upcoming updates to iOS and Windows. iOS is the operating system for Apple’s mobile devices. iPhones, iPods and iPads all share the same operating system. The next update is iOS 6 and is slated for release this fall (possibly as soon as September 12 according to […]
uKnowKids is a tool that helps keep parents informed about what their kids are doing and saying online. Billed as of a parental “intelligence” system, it lets you monitor teen’s social networking and texting activity (including iMessage). You can receive timely notifications about potentially troubling situations, such as sexting or cyberbullying. Read on and learn how you can try it for free!