Prevent your child from downloading Kik, Instagram, Keek, Hatr, Snapchat, Tumblr……..

Itunes RatingAdjust your App Rating restrictions, for iPod, iPad and iPhone to stop your child downloading adult-oriented apps. Many of the Apps that can be purchased from the App Store have age restrictions on them.  Some are 12+ such as Instagram, and Keek others such as Kik and Tumblr are rated 17+.  In the iTunes Store Tumblr, a favourite of teens,  is rated 17+ because it has:  ‘Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity’   Learn how to restrict apps by rating.  Once set up your child will not be able to download apps over the allowed app rating. My tween daughter, for example, cannot download any app rated 12+.  If she tried the option would be greyed out.  Read more about Kik and App ratings at:

What is Kik? And is Kik okay for Kids? | Be Web Smart.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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3 Responses to Prevent your child from downloading Kik, Instagram, Keek, Hatr, Snapchat, Tumblr……..

  1. My 13yr old daughter is determined to use these and has been drawn in. I want her to have a phone w/o these. Everytime I set age blocks, delete, etc, She sets up a new email account, hides apps, etc. She is way above me in tech. And has many emotional issues. I am lost as to a way to control this while allowing her a phone for the safety of knowing where she is or for her to call me/911 for help. She is driven to use these apps in the wrong way. I need some help, web knowledge, etc. Desperate parent.

    • Renata Rowe says:

      Dear James, My suggestion is to give her a ‘dumb phone’ (by this I mean one of the very old phones that do not connect to the internet) – they are very cheap and allow her to text and call and for you to text and call her. She won’t like this but you cannot make this your concern. As her parent you need to do what is best and she needs to earn your trust. It may be an incentive for her to do the right thing. You could give her back the smart phone after 2 weeks and see what she does. If she doesn’t abide by your rules it is withdrawn and she gets the ‘dumb phone’ again. Let me know how you go, Kind Regards, Renata

  2. Pingback: Kik, Instagram, Keek, Tumblr etc.: are they child safe? « expatsincebirth

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