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How do I limit access to Social Media?2020-03-05T16:06:50+02:00

You can limit your kids from spending too much time on Social Media by applying specific Filters to their devices. You can block access totally or you can set times at which your children are allowed to access certain Social Media apps and websites. Here is how you do it.

Using your iKydz app…

1. Create a Filter List for your child

  • Create Filter Lists to block or limit your children’s access to social media:
  • Click ‘Filters’
  • Click the ‘ADD FILTER LIST’ button
  • Select the ‘Name’ field and rename the Filter List to one that you will recognise (e.g. Kate’s Filter List)
  • Next, click on ‘Filter List’ – our list of pre-loaded social media apps, websites, adult content, online games will be shown
  • Scroll to the app or website that you want to limit and click the ‘Allowed’ button beside it to change access to ‘Not Allowed’ – note that this will block the app/website 24/7 – to apply time limits to the app/website, check out section 2 below.
  • Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)

2. Set up Schedules

Create time schedules for apps /websites in your Filter Lists to allow your children access to social media only at certain times:

In your Filter List, beside the app you wish to limit access to, select the Clock Symbol next to the ‘Allowed / Not Allowed’ button

You can now apply a time schedule to that app/website

Select the time slot period and days of the week during which there will be NO access to that app/website

Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)

Click the Save button again to bring you back to the ‘Edit Filter List’ menu

Now Click ‘Apply to Device/s’You will be presented with a list of the devices connected to your iKydz network*Click the toggle button ‘Unselected’ beside the device to which you want to apply the Filter List – this will now change to ‘Selected’.

Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)

Congratulations! You have now created the Filter List, created Schedules for apps/websites and applied it to the device. Note that you can only apply 1 Filter List to each device.

Using your iKydz Customer Portal…

1. Create a Filter List for your child:

  • Login to your iKydz Customer Portal
  • Click ‘Filters’ from the main menu
  • Click ‘Add New Filter List’ on the right-hand side – our list of pre-loaded social media apps, websites, adult content, online games will be shown
  • Select the ‘Name’ field and rename the Filter List to one that you will recognise (e.g. Kate’s Filter List)
  • Scroll to the app or website that you want to limit and tick the checkbox beside it to apply the filter – note that this will block access to the app/website 24/7 – to apply time limits to the app/website, check out section 2 below.
  • Apply any other filters that you want to by ticking the appropriate checkboxes
  • Click ‘Save’

2. Set up Schedules

Create time schedules for apps/websites in your Filter Lists to control the time spent on social media:

  • Click on the calendar symbol on the right-hand-side
  • You can now apply a time schedule to that app/website
  • Select the time slot period and days of the week during which there will be NO access to that app/website
  • Start Time represents the time from which the app/website will not be accessible.

End Time represents when the Time Schedule is completed (and when access to the app/website is available again)Checkmarks beside the Days of the Week determines on what days the Schedule will apply. You can apply up to 2 Time Slots per app/website Schedule – this means you can select 2 distinct periods in a day when the app/website is accessible for your child (e.g. a period in the morning, and a period later in the evening)

  • Click ‘Save +’

Now, Apply the Filter List with Schedules to your child’s device(s) by:

  • Navigating to either ‘WIFI Devices’
  • Select the device to which you want to apply the Filter List with Schedules
  • Open the ‘Apply Filter’ tabClick the ‘Apply Filter +’ button
  • Choose the Filter List that you want to apply from the drop-down list
  • Click ‘Save’

Congratulations! You have now created the Filter List, created Schedules for apps/websites and applied it to the device. Note that you can only apply 1 Filter List to each device.

How do I filter content on YouTube?2020-03-05T10:55:01+02:00

You can easily apply age-appropriate filters to YouTube content with these simple steps:

Using your iKydz app

  • In the WIFI tab or Mobile tab, select the device for which you want to adjust the YouTube Content Filter*
  • Select the appropriate ‘YouTube Content Setting’ for your child’s device:

Restrictive (<10 years old)
Moderate (11-15 years old)
Off (>16 years old)

  • Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)

Using your iKydz Customer Portal

  • Login to your iKydz Customer Portal
  • Select the device for which you want to adjust the YouTube Content Filter*
  • Select the appropriate ‘YouTube Content Setting’ for your child’s device:

Restrictive (<10 years old)
Moderate (11-15 years old)
Off (>16 years old)

  • Your selection will save automatically.
How do I block Roblox?2020-03-05T11:05:17+02:00

As Parents, we are aware of how addictive online gaming can be.But don’t worry, iKydz is here for your rescue.Here is how you can either block Roblox completely or limit access…

1. Create a Filter List

  • Login to your iKydz App
  • Click the ‘Filters’ menu on the bottom dashboard
  • Click ‘Add Filter List’Now give the filter list a name (example; Block Roblox)

2. Block Roblox

  • After you have given the filter list a name, click on ‘Filter List’ and scroll down until you see Roblox
  • Beside Roblox, you will see the ‘Allowed’ button.
  • Press this until you see ‘Not Allowed’
  • Click the check mark on the top right corner to save your Filter List

3. Apply to a Device

  • After you have saved your Filter list, in the menu where you were brought back to, click ‘Apply to a Device’
  • Click the device to which to want to block Roblox
  • Click the check mark symbol on the top right hand corner, twice until you are back in the main Filters menu, and you’re done !
How do I block adult content?2020-02-04T14:27:58+02:00
You can restrict your children from being exposed or having access to adult pornographic content, ensuring that SafeSearch is enabled (always on by default) and by applying specific filters to their devices. Here is how you do it.

Using the iKydz application…

1. Create a filter list for your child

Create filter lists to block or restrict your children’s access to adult sites:

  • Click on “Filters
  • Click on the ‘ADD FILTER LIST‘ button
  • Select the ‘Name‘ field and rename the filter list to a list you will recognize (eg Kate’s Filter List)
  • Then click ‘Filter List’ – the list of pre-loaded social media apps, websites, adult content, online games will appear
  • If you just want to block adult pornographic content, go to “Adult Websites” in the application list and click the “Allow” button next to it to change access to “Not Allowed”
  • Apply all the other filters you want by selecting ‘Disallow’ in the list – you can also apply the times when these apps and sites can be accessed by your child – read more here
  • Click the Save button (tick, top right corner)

2. Apply the filter list to your child’s device (s)

  • Now click on the “Apply to device” button
  • You will be presented with a list of the devices connected to your iKydz network
  • Click the “Unselected” toggle button next to the device to which you want to apply the filter list – this will now be changed to “Selected“.
  • Click the Save button (tick, top right corner)

Congratulations! You have now created the filter list and applied it to the device. Note that you can only apply 1 filter list to each device.

Using the iKydz Customer Portal…

1. Create a filter list for your child:

  • Sign in to the iKydz Customer Portal
  • Click on “Filters” from the main menu
  • Click on “Add new filter list” on the right – the list of pre-loaded social media apps, websites, adult content, online games will appear
  • Select the ‘Name‘ field and rename the filter list to a list you recognize (eg Kate’s filter list)
  • If you just want to block adult pornographic content, go to “Adult Websites” in the application list and click the “Allow” button next to it to change access to “Not Allowed”
  • Apply any other filters you want by selecting the appropriate check boxes
  • Click on “Save”

2. Apply the filter list to your child’s device (s)

  • Go to either “WIFI devices” or “mobile devices”
  • Select the device to which you want to apply the filter list
  • Open the ‘Apply Filter‘ tab
  • Click the “Apply Filter +” button
  • Select the filter list you want to apply from the drop-down list
  • Click on “Save”

Congratulations! You have now created the filter list and applied it to the device. Note that you can only apply 1 filter list to each device.

SafeSearch

SafeSearch automatically activates for all iKydz accounts. This means that iKydz automatically launches searches through Google SafeSearch to reduce the risk of children viewing inappropriate content. To disable SafeSearch, simply log in to the iKydz Customer Portal and go to My Account> iKydz Settings> Enable SafeSearch.

NOTE; when applying the Adult Content Filter to a device, this will also block access to various search engines to prevent any possible access to adult content

How to block applications like TikTok2020-02-04T14:25:10+02:00

To deactivate, follow these steps:

  • We open the iKydz application and connect with our login information

Inside the application we select the “Filters” menu. In the menu, we select the “Add Filter List” button.

  • On the new filter edit page, we can first give it a name. Next, we select the “Filter List” button and then shows us the applications we can block.

On this page, we select which applications we want to block. Click on the “Allow” button and it becomes “Not Allowed”.

  • After clicking the “tick” in the corner to confirm the application, we then select which devices the exclusion will apply to.

  • After selecting the devices, we click on the “tick” to confirm the devices and then the filter is made. So we created a filter for the application “tiktok”

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To deactivate, follow these steps:

  • We open the iKydz application and connect with our login information

Inside the application, we select the “Program” menu. In this menu, select the “Add Program” button.

  • In the settings of the new program, we can first give it a name

After, we select which hours the program will be applied for. First what time it starts and then when does it end.

We select the hour and then the minutes.

  • Then we choose which days the program will be active.

Then choose which devices the program will apply to.

  • Finally, we confirm the settings in the program by tapping the “tick” in the upper right corner.

So, at the end it will be in the program menu and active on the devices we have selected.