#TECH: Family safety and empowerment in the digital age

TECHNOLOGY plays an increasingly integral role in our daily lives, but it can also be a double-edge sword at the same time.

In conjunction of the Safer Internet Day (Feb 6), Apple has reaffirmed its commitment to creating technology that enriches lives while providing tools and features to help families navigate the digital landscape responsibly, and ensuring their safety in the digital world.

For example, Screen Time has revolutionised the way users understand and manage their screen usage, allowing them to make informed decisions about their screen time habits.

Parents can set limits on app usage, schedule Downtime to block access to apps and notifications during specific hours, and establish Communication Limits to manage who their children can communicate with, ensuring a safe online environment.

Controlling apps

The App Limits feature enables users to set restrictions on specific app categories, helping children develop healthy digital habits while preventing excessive screen time. It empowers families to strike a balance between technology use and other activities, fostering a holistic approach to digital well-being.

Communication Safety, meanwhile, is designed to protect children from encountering inappropriate content online. By leveraging advanced algorithms, Communication Safety detects sensitive images or videos in Messages, FaceTime, and other communication platforms, providing timely warnings and resources to keep children safe online. This proactive approach underscores Apple's commitment to safeguarding the digital experiences of young users.

Device control

For parents seeking to exert more control over their children's device usage, the parental control settings limit app installations and in-app purchases to filtering web content and managing iCloud storage. Parents can tailor their children's device settings to align with family values and preferences. Additionally, Screen Distance utilises innovative technology to promote healthy viewing habits, reducing the risk of digital eye strain and myopia among children and adults alike.

Besides that, Apple has also expanded guidance across its ecosystem, integrating resources into Siri, Spotlight, and Safari Search to assist children and parents in navigating potential risks online.

For safer device integration

Family Setup and Family Sharing further enhance the user experience for families, allowing seamless integration across devices and services, and with Family Sharing, parents can oversee their children's purchases and downloads, ensuring a secure and enjoyable digital environment for the whole family.

Apple Arcade, a subscription service offering ad-free gaming experiences, exemplifies Apple's commitment to providing safe and entertaining content for users of all ages. By curating a diverse selection of games and prioritizing user privacy, Apple Arcade sets the standard for family-friendly gaming platforms in the digital landscape.

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