For Parents and Guardians
While online mobile gaming is designed to be a fun and entertaining experience for players of all ages, it is important that both parents and children are fully aware of the potential dangers associated with the improper use of gaming platforms, and to have an understanding of the basic rules and conduct expected from users entering the world of online gaming.
This page addresses the main factors that should be taken into consideration to ensure the safety of both parents and children utilizing our services. We encourage parents to get involved in their child's online life, and to set a reasonable set of rules so that everyone in the family can have a pleasant and enjoyable mobile gaming experience.
1. Smartphone Settings
Disable unnecessary features
Features that are not required for the game should be disabled. After applying the appropriate settings, remind your children not to experiment with other features without the permission of a parent or guardian. Setting passwords to prevent any changes to the settings is highly effective. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to properly secure and protect the passwords used on their mobile devices.
Enable purchasing restrictions
The following can be applied to prevent your children from making unwanted or accidental in-app purchases.
- Consider using pre-paid cards instead of credits cards for in-app payments.
- Enable settings which require you to enter your password every time a purchase is made.
- Disable settings which allow the fingerprint identity sensor to authorize in-app purchases.
- Turn off all automatic input features for passwords and credit card information.
- Turn off all app purchases and in-app purchasing features.
2. Setting Boundaries
While this also applies to the real world, it is essential that parents make effective use of parental controls to set boundaries for their children's activities online. More importantly, parents should take time to discuss their rules for online gaming prior to letting their children play games on their devices.
- Decide on the length of time and place for your children to play the game.
- Remind children to protect, and not to share their IDs and passwords with others, except with a trusted parent or guardian.
- Children using mobile devices for purposes other than the intended use must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Disable all input features which automatically enter the user's information.
3. Providing Personal Information
Parents must educate their children on the importance of protecting their personal information.
Email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses are all examples of personal information that can be used to identify a specific individual. Disclosing this information to strangers can lead to complications that may negatively impact the personal life of the individual and those around them. Sharing posts which include the personal information of friends or strangers is just as dangerous. Discuss and make sure your children are aware of the importance of protecting personal information.
Setting Up Parental Controls (iOS)
1. Go to Settings > General
2. Tap Restrictions
3. Tap Enable Restrictions
4. Enter your passcode
5. Once you are done with the settings, you should be able to see Disable Restrictions
Adding Password Protection (Android)
1. Open Google Play
2. Tap the Menu icon > Settings
3. Tap Require authentication for purchases
4. Tap For all purchases through Google Play on this device
5. Enter a password