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11 year old daughter would like an iphone.

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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
My daughter has a Blackberry at the moment and it doesn't have internet. My main concern with the iphone is my daughter going on Facebook, Twitter and the internet in general at school and me not knowing what sites she is looking at. Is there a way of putting a pin or password on the iphone that she won't be able to change?
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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
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#1
you could discuss with your daughter the concerns and explain that you want to make sure she is safe. on another note there will probably be an app to lock down stuff...
#2
Parental controls:

http://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304

Edit:

This article from the Huff Post may also be useful to you djh1975

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-warner/how-to-keep-your-child-safe_b_4256351.html



Edited By: RossD89 on Dec 02, 2014 15:24: .
#3
You can put restictions on an iPhone like access to the iTunes store and App store. The thing is she would still be able to access FB through Safari. Access to Safari can be restricted but then IMO there isnt much point of gettign her an iPhone, all this is done by the Phones passcode which you can set yourself.
#4
Time to take a leap and trust your child. 11 is a really young age for a phone especially an IPhone... never mind the price, the child is young it can get lost stolen or even bullied over..
#5
Why do kids need IPhones at that age, OK a mobile so they can contact you in an emergency. I do think kids are spoilt these days.
#6
Buy her a Moto G or similar for under £100 , still has access to internet etc ,but less tears if it gets broke ,lost ,etc . Oh it works as a phone too ! oO
#7
Wyley100
Why do kids need IPhones at that age, OK a mobile so they can contact you in an emergency. I do think kids are spoilt these days.


Exactly what I think it's getting ridiculous
#8
You could stop her from taking it to school.

Kids don't need a phone at school.
#9
You just tell her "NO!!"
#10
rogparki
Buy her a Moto G or similar for under £100 , still has access to internet etc ,but less tears if it gets broke ,lost ,etc . Oh it works as a phone too ! oO
Yes, I expect it is something for her to use to keep in touch with her friends. The risk is of course adding random people as friends (and of course she will lose it or it will be stolen so cheaper is better).

Edited By: sreddar on Dec 02, 2014 18:24: update
#11
Give her the iphone but take some responsibility when she returns having been mugged. My kids all wanted apple stuff, I bought them android as it was more versatile, cheaper and less dangerous for them to carry. I can still monitor their whereabouts and they can call if they miss the bus etc.
#12
Whatever you do tho make sure you turn find my iPhone on and lock it on using parental controls then if she loses the phone you may be able to find it
#13
The kids aren't allowed to even turn their phones on when they're in school as far as I know, so I don't understand why they should have them on them at all during school days. Eleven is terribly young to be walking around with hundreds of pounds worth of phone on her. If my son was still eleven I wouldn't let him have any phone, tablet or laptop etc with internet access when he was out of my sight. I think children should be totally supervised online all the time until theyre at least fourteen years old. I also wonder how much insurance would cost for an eleven year old. I would give my son a pay as you go cheapish phone for texting friends outwith school hours and to use in emergenies. I think that is more than enough at such a young age, since it's not just Facebook etc that they could get into bother using.
#14
Thanks to everyone for your comments. My daughter isn't demanding an iphone but the problem I have is that most of her friends have an iphone 6 or Samsung Galaxy. Some parents have even bought two or three iphone 6s because the first one got damaged or lost. I was thinking of getting her a refurbished iphone 4 for about £120. I just fear that she will get bullied for just having a Blackberry. I think as long as we can get hold of each other, that's the main reason to have a phone.

Edited By: djh1975 on Dec 03, 2014 08:53
#15
Get her a Lumia 520 or another windows phone. Better performance than iphone 4. Yes not as many apps but iphone 4 apps are rapidly declining due to not being on ios 8. Lumia has got kids corner too which is handy. Lumia 630 looks similar to iphone 5c but much cheaper and better for kids.
#16
Buy her an iPhone 4 and screw the morality police here ffs, what's it got to do with anyone why she needs a phone, it's non of anyones business.

Unfortunately you can't follow her around 24/7 so no matter what you get her or how old she is you'll worry, it's called being a parent :)

Just use the parental controls for now and maybe some restrictions at home (We block sites we don't thnk the kids should be on/using, Ask.fm etc....and see how it goes.



Edited By: Likely2 on Dec 03, 2014 12:44
#17
Likely2
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Unfortunately you can't follow her around 24/7..............
Yes you can. Its call Find My iPhone.
#18
Thanks to everyone for your comments. My daughter isn't demanding an iphone but the problem I have is that most of her friends have an iphone 6 or Samsung Galaxy. Some parents have even bought two or three iphone 6s because the first one got damaged or lost. I was thinking of getting her a refurbished iphone 4 for about £120. I just fear that she will get bullied for just having a Blackberry. I think as long as we can get hold of each other, that's the main reason to have a phone.

Usual scam! My niece attempted and succeeded in getting her parents to initially purchase a Blackberry for texts and e-mails. Then a couple of years progressed to an Iphone as all her friends had one. Understandably you're concerned about your daughter being bullied, or a socially outcast but what happens to the parents who can't afford an Iphone or even a Blackberry? Nowadays too much emphasis is placed on having or owning the latest product, label or trend, many uber expensive. If she understands your financial constraints, then your daughter will find her own level of friends in a similar situation.
#19
I wouldn't get her an iphone, she will be bullied. Get her a supreme Android device instead, like the Note 4

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