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Finding the right device for their age range
Not everything online is appropriate for all ages, that’s why knowing what content is best for your child is so important. There are plenty of tablets for kids that are specially designed with the younger members of the family in mind. And if the older ones are after something a bit more grown up, it might be time to pick a phone. Perfect for keeping in touch with the rest of the family and friends, and of course peace of mind for you.
Set boundaries with screen time
It’s a good idea to monitor how much screen time your child is getting. Setting simple boundaries like agreeing a time to stop using their device is a great way to start – it’s advised to stop screen time at least one hour before they go to bed, as it can keep them awake. You can also use parental controls on your child’s tablet or phone. Plus, there’s plenty of help available about online safety.