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There are 2 things that I worry about when our kids are on my phone:

1- That they will drop it and break the glass.

2- That they will navigate away from their apps and into mine.
keep kids in their apps

Here is how I handle both of these things in our house (our kids are 8, 6, 4 and 2)

To help keep our phone from being broke every time that it is dropped…

We are sure to only buy phones that have CorningĀ® GorillaĀ® Glass-4. The latest Version Gorilla Glass 4 is the toughest cover glass yet and has great protection against drops. It survives up to 80% of the time when dropped from 3 feet high, and was up to 2x tougher than competitive glass designs.

Gorilla Glass-4 also helps to protect against scratches! (yay!) I would have a million scratches by now if my phone didn’t have Gorilla Glass-4!

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You can see if your phone or laptop has it here: https://www.corninggorillaglass.com/en/products-with-gorilla If it doesn’t that’s OK! You don’t need to own a Gorilla Glass product to understand its world-class technology. The Gorilla Glass 101 content document will tell you everything you need to know about the biggest name in smartphone glass, so you can illustrate how it does/would benefit your everyday life.

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To keep the kids on their apps and not mine (because they will probably delete them or call/text someone on accident!):

I have found that with my phone, we can just turn on the Guided Access Feature.

Go to SETTINGS-> GENERAL ->ACCESSIBILITY –> LEARNING –> GUIDED ACCESS –>SET A PASSCODE –> BACK TO ACCESSIBILITY –> be sure guided access is selected for TRIPLE-CLICK THE HOME BUTTON.

To use it:
Open your child’s app and triple click the home button. A new screen will come up and you can adjust the guided access. At the bottom of the screen, you can turn the buttons on or off. When you have the settings how you want them, you just click the blue start button and the app will play normally.

When they are done, just triple click the home button and enter your passcode. Hit END.

I hope that helped! Between Gorilla Glass-4 and knowing a few little “phone hacks”, my phone is much safer!
CorningĀ® GorillaĀ® Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click here to find out.

Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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