Smartphones & tablets

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Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a series of Android-based (meaning they are powered by Google’s Android operating system) and Windows-based (powered by Microsoft’s Windows operating system) tablet computers. They are created by Samsung Electronics.

As tablets, Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs are larger than Samsung Galaxy smartphones and their features and functions are slightly different. However they both allow users to do a variety of things such as access the internet, watch videos, play games, listen to music, read books and a huge range of apps through the Galaxy Store. Further apps can be accessed through the Google Play store.

Samsung Galaxy Tabs have parental controls available through Google’s Family Link app to help parents set limits on how their child can use the tablet and to restrict their access to specific apps, websites or features. Samsung has also put measures in place with its Kids Home (or Kids Mode) 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