Parents often feel at their wits end when it comes to technology. They want to protect their kids but are seduced by the apparent complexity of the internet and the range of devices by which their kids access it.
But it is not just the bullies and online predators they need to worry about. Reports in the media have highlighted how children who can access the iTunes store via iPods, iPads and iPhones can run up huge bills downloading Apps and games. In fact a six year old happily clicked away £2,000.
The irony is however that the technology used provides settings to protect your children and your pocket. Safety settings in Apple products allow you to make decisions about what Apps can be downloaded, whether to permit access to YouTube or Facebook and the age restrictions of the iTunes movies it will, or perhaps more importantly will not play.