Digitally Confident – website

Digitally Confident – website

This is an interesting page, from the US but a lot of very useful info for all audiences, including some specific sections for kids, parents and schools.

An example of what is on their parents’ page – I am sure a lot of people will relate to this!


When we’re faced by the ever more powerful and exciting ways technology is part of the everyday lives of our children and young people in our care. The temptation may be to either put our hands in the air and say; ‘I can’t keep up! My child knows more about technology than me’ or even; ‘That’s it! The world is dangerous and I forbid my child to ever go on line, have a Facebook account or mobile phone.’”

Digitally Confident – website



Kidoz – lock down tablets and PCs

Kidoz – lock down tablets and PCs

Not something I’ve tried, but would be interested to hear feedback on how useful and usable Kidoz is.

This is what they say on their web site

KIDO’Z allows kids to play their favorite apps and discover new ones within a safe and secure environment.

KIDO’Z automatically filters the apps on the phone/tablet, and only displays those apps that are recognized as safe, relevant and appropriate for your children’s ages.

KIDO’Z is also automatically updated when new kids’ friendly apps are added to the device. In addition to this, you can manually manage the approved apps list for the individual needs of each of your children, from the password-protected Parental Control panel.

Lock that iPad down…

If you have very young children and want to give them the iPad to use one of the excellent pre-school apps, but don’t want them straying off into other parts of the universe, then Guided Access could be a useful option.  It’s a feature of IOS (6 and above I think) hidden away in the accessibility settings.  When you turn it on, it keeps the iPad in the app you select, until you decide to release it.  It could be equally useful for older kids that are adamant they are only going to use a specific app for their homework…

This link is the the Apple support article about Guided Access and is a nice simple guide.  Lock that iPad down…