Digital Citizenship: Privacy and Parental Settings
Privacy and Parental Settings for Devices, Apps, Websites and Games
Students often bring their own personal devices to school, and as educators, we frequently see the apps and other tools they are using. As a parent, you might be wondering what apps and games are age appropriate for your child and how you can best protect your child in these online environments.
FCPS is providing this list of apps that teachers frequently see loaded on student owned devices and a link to a resource that will help you determine what is age appropriate for your child. For your convenience, we are also supplying a direct link to the privacy settings and/or parental controls for not only apps, but also for gaming systems, internet service providers, and various other devices that may be used by your family.
Taking time to make intentional parental control selections and also discussing privacy settings with your child is an important first step in protecting them from inappropriate content, protecting their personal information and helping them to develop and maintain a positive digital footprint.
- Pew Research Center: Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015
- CommonSense Media: 16 Apps and Websites Kids are Heading to After Facebook
- CommonSense Media: App Reviews (Is this age appropriate for my child?)
- Entertainment Software Rating Board
- CommonSense Media: Explore Social Media by Age Group
Apps and Sites
- Check your TV manufacturer’s support site for “Parental Controls”
Android Smartphones and Tablets
- Parental Controls for Android
- How to set up parental controls on Android smartphones and tablets
- 10 Best Parental Control Apps
- Online Safety Center/Parent Controls
- Playstation Vita
- Parent Information
- Nintendo DS
- Wii and Wii U
- Club Nintendo