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Common Sense Media Tip of the Week - Practical Parental Controls on Your Devices

Common Sense Media

Practical Parental Controls on Your Devices

Making a decision about whether or not you want to use a third-party parental control, not to mention choosing one, can be tricky. The good news is that most devices now come with some settings and controls for parents' peace of mind.

On iOS and Android devices, there are embedded controls, but what about gaming? Sometimes figuring out -- or even finding -- those controls isn't easy. The Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 all have their own sets of controls, so you can check out our instructions for putting them to good use. And just like with any other kind of parental control, they're most effective when paired with an ongoing conversation about their purpose, your expectations, and how to safeguard privacy and safety themselves.