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OS- Stands for Operating System. Examples include iOS for Apple devices and Android for Samsung devices. The tools available to you and their effectiveness may depend on the operating system you and your child are using. Not all Operating Systems are the same and not all devices are the same, it is important to understand the systems and the devices to protect yourselves and your children.
Built-in vs.Third Party- These terms refer to the tools you can use as part of your internet safety plan. Built-in refers to tools available within the device or operating system (examples include Google Family Link, Amazon Parental Controls, and Apple Parent Controls). Third Party refers to additional apps you can download and use for free or a fee, these can offer screen time management, content controls, location finders, and more.