NetSafe articles on parental controls

A Parents’ Guide to Instagram

Few could argue that online technologies have not had a substantial impact on the lives of all New Zealanders. But as we learn the skills we need to share, post, tag, and like online, there are rights and responsibilities that must be understood as well. The challenge for parents then is to become that knowledgeable guide, to be able to assist them, and to ensure that they are well prepared for their online experiences in the future.

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How can I set up parental controls on the popular gaming consoles?

Video games can be fun for all age groups but parents often need help managing time spent playing games and understanding the parental control options for popular consoles including the Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii and on the PC


How can I put parental controls on my child’s mobile phone?

Vodafone NZ have launched a new Android app called Guardian that offers parental controls for mobiles – we look at the options on all the major phones

Apple parental controls

Apple Parental Controls: how to set up iPhone, iPad and iTunes restrictions

If you’re lucky enough to own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch learn how to restrict access to content on iTunes and how to prevent costly credit card bills by blocking in-app or in-game purchases