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Apple introduces new "families" section to website to help monitor parental controls

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In response, Apple said in a statement sent to CNNMoney that it was "committed to meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations, especially when it comes to protecting kids". Apple also outlines how to use do-not-disturb modes while doing homework or for teens behind the wheel. They called on the company to add more advanced parental controls.

San Francisco: To help parents control their children's screen addiction touted as a "growing public health crisis", Apple has introduced a new page called "Families" on its website. However, in January, Apple said, "We have new features and enhancements planned for the future, to add functionality and make these tools even more robust". The page collects all information about the company's family features and parental controls.

Head to Apple's "Families" webpage to find out more about everything they are offering!

The new "Families" page - located at apple.com/families - is an attempt to help parents understand and use all the features that are already floating around on Apple devices. With Find my friends, parents can know exactly where their kids are, how far are away they are from them and can receive alerts when ever they leave their current location and arrive at a new one.

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As The Verge reported, the website also shares options on how to access health, privacy and family sharing information.

Screen time and kids is an increasingly fraught topic. Common Sense Media, which has done extensive research on children's media use, estimates the average teen spends almost seven hours in front of screens each day, and even kids 8 and under average about two hours per day in front of screens. Some experts say it's the quality of screen time - not the quantity - that should be addressed.

Two key Apple shareholders had requested the Cupertino-based iPhone maker to take urgent steps to safeguard young users from the ill-effects of iPhone addiction.


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