The latest version of iOS has brought a new level of privacy to iPhone users. While there are many great features that make it easier for parents to monitor their children, the ability for kids to have communication with one another poses an interesting question: should we enable more secure messaging?
Apple has incorporated a few beneficial improvements with the introduction of iOS 15.2. It also contains a tool for parents who want to keep their kids safe when texting. We’ll teach you how to activate Safe Communication for Children to keep your kids safe from sexually inappropriate photos in the future.
The feature is officially known as “communication safety in Messages.” The following is how Apple defines it:
To prevent your kid from accessing and sharing sexually inappropriate photographs, turn on communication safety. If the Messages app detects that the kid has received or is attempting to send such a picture, the photo will be blurred before the child has a chance to see it. The youngster will also be invited to call someone he knows and trusts.
Apple claims that the feature has no access to other photographs. The feature operates inside the confines of your device. Encryption is also used to secure all communication data.
How can you help your kid communicate safely?
You must utilize the “Screen Time” function on the child’s smartphone to activate the feature. You must also have Family Sharing enabled.
- Check that your iPhone / iPad and your child’s iPhone / iPad are both running iOS 15.2. (or macOS 12.1).
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Select the “Screen Time” area from the drop-down menu.
- Select your kid for whom you want to modify the feature by scrolling down and selecting him or her.
- Choose “Communication Safety” from the drop-down menu.
- Select “Scan sexually explicit pictures” from the drop-down menu above.
If the Messages app identifies a sexually explicit picture, the kid will see something like this:
That’s all there is to it, guys. Please leave a comment below with your opinions on this handy tool. You may also forward this post to friends and family members who can help youngsters communicate safely by making the required settings to their devices.