Parental Controls

Meta Introduces New Parental Supervision Tools for VR, Instagram

Meta has today announced some new parental supervision tools and resources for its Quest devices and virtual reality products, as well as a suite of new updates for its teen well-being and parental tools for Instagram. Meta says it has designed all of its new features with the input of teens, parents, experts, and policymakers. "we’ll...

Kids Are Using Workarounds to Bypass Apple’s Screen Time

A new report by The Washington Post has highlighted how youngsters are outsmarting Apple's army of engineers by exploiting bugs and workarounds to get around the company’s Screen Time feature, a built-in tool in iOS that gives parents control of their kids’ iPhones and iPads. Apple introduced Screen Time last year in response to pressure...

Group of Parental Control App Developers Demands API from Apple

Earlier this month, Apple began a crackdown on parental control apps that took advantage of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) features on the iPhone. As a result, a large group of parental control app developers has created a website to demand an API from Apple that will allow them to continue to work on the iPhone...

YouTube Kids App Updated with Kid Profiles, Dynamic UI

Today, Google released an update for its YouTube Kids app for iOS. The update brings kid-specific profiles and a design that dynamically changes based on a child's age and preferences. If a family has one device that is being shared across multiple children, each child can have his or her own profile with a custom...