Smartphones & tablets

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Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy smartphones are a series of Android-based phones (meaning they are powered by Google’s Android operating system), created by Samsung Electronics.

Samsung’s Galaxy range allows users to do things like surf the internet, take photographs, send messages and access a huge range of apps – from social media to educational apps – through Galaxy Store (Samsung’s own app store) and the Google Play store.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones have parental controls available through Google’s Family Link app to help parents set limits on how their child can use the device and to restrict their access to specific apps, websites or features. Samsung has also put measures in place with the Samsung Kids app, which allows parents to create a customised profile for their child and monitor their activity.

You can also restrict apps and games on Android devices by using the Google Play parental controls.

Access parental controls
or safety settings here

Safety restrictions available

Harmful Content

Block or limit access to content that could be harmful to children e.g. videos that contain bad language or sexual, violent or discriminatory content.

In App Purchasing

Disable option to buy extra content, goods or subscriptions when using apps e.g. buying TikTok Coins when using the social media app TikTok

Location Sharing

Prevent users from being able to share their location with apps, websites or other users


Block a user's ability to communicate privately with one person or a group of people e.g. send or receive direct messages

Private Account

When an account is set to 'private' it means only approved people whom the user has chosen can see their profile and/or communicate with them e.g. just friends and family

Time Limit

Decide when and for how long a user can access a piece of technology e.g. set a schedule on a broadband router so that internet access turns off after 8pm

App Blocking

Prevent users from being able to install and/or delete apps on a device