Parental Controls

Kid-proof options from your phone

Controls are the companion to Insights that provide an intuitive way to customize your kid’s experience. Access controls from the top right part of the Insights (shield) page.

A reminder, you must be linked to your kid's account for Insights and Controls.

Controls explained

Receive new conversation notices

When activated, you will receive alerts any time your kid interacts with someone new in individual or group messages or social post. This tool helps you be aware of who your kid is socializing with while and a barrier against your kid connecting with people then don't know in real life.

Child can send & receive media

When 'off' (i.e. can't send images) all past and future images, videos and gifs are invisible to your kid. When 'on' any past and future images will be visible.

Child can edit profile

On Village Social, users can upload a profile picture and a short description. Parents may edit this profile and lock it from further edits by turning off the edit profile option for your kid.

  1. Child can edit profile - When on your kid can change their profile picture and description
  2. Gif Rating - all gifs are reviewed by people at giphy.com and assigned a movie rating equivalent of Y, G, PG, or PG-13. R-ratings and above are blocked from appearing on Village.
  3. Daily message limit - this is an input to be used by the next item. The message count includes individual, group and social posts. Note: your kid can still send and receive messages even once the limit is reached.
  4. Alert when messages exceed limit - receive an alert once the message limit is exceeded.
  5. Receive alerts for messages - all messages are screened for profanity, sexual content, self harm violence and other keywords. You’ll be alerted when a message occurs and who it was with. To respect your kids privacy, it won’t include details of the message, but it may be a good idea to check-in or even keep their password on record.
  6. Ignore mild profanity and offensive language - when appropriate you can disable alerts for less offensive language such as the common ‘four letter words.’
  7. Receive alerts for images - images can be flagged for suggestive content or partial nudity. Parents have the option to receive alerts for these message, but they can still be sent.
  8. Image blocking - this isn’t an option but rather a feature of Village. Any image recognized as explicit or graphic, including nudity, is blocked from the platform. Sexting will now be a thing of the past as long as families all use Village.