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.

General Links:

Apps and Sites

YouTube 

YouTube Kids

KIK

Yik Yak

After School

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Vine

Vine Kids

Snap Chat

Ask.fm

Pintrest

What’s App?

Device Settings

Kindle Fire

Nook

Smart TV

  • Check your TV manufacturer’s support site for “Parental Controls”

Apple Devices

Android Smartphones and Tablets

Gaming Devices

X-Box Live

Playstation

Nintendo Devices

Windows 7

Internet Service Providers

Comcast / Xfinity

COX Cable

Verizon