15-05-2017 03:45 PM
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Community today.
On your account, I would block your daughter from buying additional data, I would place a block on International and Premium calls and I would activate content control (this prevents your daughter from accessing over 18 sites when connected to the EE network).
On your daughters iPhone, I would activate restrictions which allows you to block in-app purchases, block your daughter from downloading and uninstalling apps if you wish, you can block what access your daughter has to the app store (so she can't view over 18 content and this will work when connected to both the EE network and when connected to WiFi) and you can manage more things while using restrictions on your daughters iPhone.
16-05-2017 08:08 AM
Good morning @kimpp
Welcome to the community and thanks for becoming one of our newest members
Please do have a look at our Content lock and safeguarding help and support pages.
Iv'e got a daughter as well and I understand how concerned you are about trying to keep her safe online.
There are some great sections to look at on there, which I am sure will help you.
16-05-2017 08:54 AM
03-06-2017 06:48 PM
Hi @kimpp, it's great to see people asking for and giving advice regarding online/mobile safeguarding. It amazes me (and saddens me) how many people choose to remain clueless and (this irritates me as well) go to the point of saying "my child won't have a phone", thus shutting their children out from technology and e-safety education simply because they don't want to educate themselves.
The advice you've already got is great!
What I would add is to check either your home router or your Internet Service Provider's settings (worth giving them a call) to make sure your home broadband is also child-friendly and blocks over-18 content (therefore preventing your daughter accessing inappropriate material when she is home and using your WiFi).
07-06-2017 12:11 AM
@DonDino: It won't be the router. You need to install something like Norton Family, which EE offers a subscription for its Home BB users.
07-06-2017 12:36 AM
@XRaySpeX Depends on what router is in use. If the parents (not specifically talking about the OP here but generally about anyone) are willing to delve deeper and learn, there are routers that can handle parental controls natively (e.g. Draytek).
This can also be done using OpenDNS, which is free and requires minimal router settings tinkering.
07-06-2017 09:56 AM
As a dad and someone who want's to help with a topic like this like yourselves.
Iv'e just familiarised myself again with the Safer Internet Day: How you can be the change support article.
I'm all about learning how I can help keep my daughter safe online and it's great to see others sharing advice.
07-06-2017 01:07 PM
@DonDino: Router settings are too static for this sort of job. What it needs is a dynamic database of the latest unsuitable sites. Routers cannot provide that. However by setting a child-friendly DNS in the router this can be achieved. Norton & presumably OpenDNS provide such DNS. Then any old router will do.
by cmarks1987 22:27 31.07.17