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Parental Control

The children are our future. Wranga lets parents control screen time, track real time location, manage apps and many more on child's devices.

Digital devices like television and other forms of media should be limited based on your child's age. It's a great idea to talk about them and come to an agreement with your children. While your child can find helpful information or connect with friends and peers online, there is also a whole world for them to explore. A growing body of evidence supporting the benefits of free play in children has recently emerged. Unstructured play, both indoors and outdoors, fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate with others. Outdoor or nature play should also be prioritised, especially for younger children.

You and your child could play a video game together. You can show them how to behave and interact socially online when playing with other team members in this manner. You could watch a show with them and discuss what is going on. For example, maybe it's a dinosaur show where you can talk about the different dinosaurs, what they eat, how big they are, and how they behave. Spend some of their screen time with them rather than just monitor them online. You will better understand what they are doing and help open up their ideas and interests.

Creating tech-free zones is an excellent way to limit the use of digital devices to specific times and locations. Many families designate mealtimes, family gatherings, and bedrooms as tech-free zones. For example, when sitting down for a meal, you could turn off the television and other electronic devices. You could schedule family events such as game nights or movie nights. It's also a good idea to charge devices outside of bedrooms at night. Tech-free zones encourage more face-to-face interaction with family members.

There are so many educational apps available that it can be challenging to decide which to use. Unfortunately, many of them have not been evaluated for the quality of teaching children. Of course, even the best apps should not be used to replace face-to-face learning for your child. Take the time to research the available apps so that you can select a few approved age-appropriate ones for your child to use.

Keep a track of their Digital Device

There are methods to ensure healthy screen time for different age groups, limiting in-app purchases, controlling access to the content your child views, monitoring your child's activities, and maintaining family privacy. The real challenge appears to be determining how to locate and activate those features.

There are dedicated parental controls on Android and iOS apps designed to help parents in ensuring their child’s digital safety.

For Android phone users: Google's Family Link app, which is available for free in the Android app store, allows you to set a daily time limit as well as a "bedtime" period when your child is not allowed to use the device. If your child requires more time, they can send a text message to your phone.

For iPhone users: To use Apple's parental controls, go to your child's phone's settings menu. You can then set daily time limits for gaming, entertainment, and social media apps, just like Google's Family Link app. The child can send more time requests to your phone once more.

For Android phone users: The Android operating system makes it easier for parents to set up multiple user accounts on a single device, such as a smartphone.

This allows you to share the phone with a child while restricting the child's use of the device. You can still create an account, log in to it on your child's phone, and manage it from your own iOS or Android device if your child has a phone.

Users of iPhones: Even with the new iOS 12 changes, sharing an Apple phone with your 8-year-old isn't as easy as sharing an Android device. Because you can't switch between accounts without logging in and out of iCloud, having your own device makes things much easier.

To begin, go to your phone's Screen Time settings and add your children to your "family." If neither of them has an iCloud account, the phone will guide you through the setup process.

Filter web content

Wranga provides digital parenting advice so that parents mentor their child’s digital consumption rather than monitor it. Limiting adult content with technology works best when combined with conversations about your values about love, sexuality, and relationships.

Check the settings of any browsers your children use (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and so on) and make sure Google is set as their default search engine. (On an iPhone, go to Settings, scroll down and tap on Safari, and then choose Google under Search Engine; in Chrome, tap or click on the three dots at the top or bottom of the sandbox.)

Open the Google app on your mobile device (you may need to download it). Tap the gear icon, scroll down and tap Search Settings, and then under SafeSearch filters, tap “Filter explicit results.” Go to and click Settings in the bottom-right corner; click Search Settings; and then Turn on SafeSearch and Lock SafeSearch.

Steps one and two should be repeated for all devices that your children use. Check the Google app or preferences section on a regular basis to ensure that SafeSearch has not been disabled.

Minimise exposure to risk

Check your ISP's website or call them. The people who provide your internet connection may provide parental controls, content filters, or other screen-time management features that effectively limit your exposure to porn.

Determine your current configuration. Internet routers—the devices that bring the internet into your home - are notoriously difficult to use. In fact, many people simply use the one provided by their ISP and don't think twice about it until the lights stop flashing. Your router may already have built-in filtering services that you aren't using because you don't want to mess with your network settings. Don't be alarmed. Open the network icon on your main computer to see if it has any parental controls (filtering, blocking, etc.) in its software.