THE BACK TO SCHOOL
SMARTPHONE GUIDE
By Lookout, Inc.
IT’S THE START OF A
NEW SCHOOL YEAR
While you probably
have backpacks and
lunches covered,
sending your kid to
school with a smartphone
is a trickier matter.
HOW DO YOU
KNOW WHEN
THEY’RE READY?
ASK YOURSELF
THESE QUESTIONS:
1
Does your child need the phone
to stay connected with you or for
emergency situations?
2
Does your child understand and
respect the time and usage limits
you have placed on other things
like television and vid...
3
Does your child understand what
types of apps are okay to download
and how to surf the Internet safely?
4
Does your child know how to use
the phone safely and appropriately?
!
Do they know whom and whom not to
communicate with...
According to a previous Lookout study, parents are split on the issue:
22% of parents think
age 10 is the most
appropriate...
If you decide a smartphone is
right for your family, keep your
children safe with these tips:
****
This is your first line of defense against
unwanted prying eyes. The last thing you want
is a thief getting a hold of ...

With all the new apps kids hear about from their
peers, it’s important to check privacy settings and
have a malware scan...

Once you connect to an unprotected network,
anyone using that network can see your data. When
using public WiFi, advise ...

1 in10 smartphone owners fall victim to phone theft
and 2 in 5 of these people have their phone stolen
out of a personal...
Lookout’s Theft Alerts feature will automatically
alert you when your child’s phone may have been
stolen and email you a p...
For more mobile security tips, follow
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  1. 1. THE BACK TO SCHOOL SMARTPHONE GUIDE By Lookout, Inc.
  2. 2. IT’S THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR
  3. 3. While you probably have backpacks and lunches covered, sending your kid to school with a smartphone is a trickier matter.
  4. 4. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THEY’RE READY?
  5. 5. ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
  6. 6. 1 Does your child need the phone to stay connected with you or for emergency situations?
  7. 7. 2 Does your child understand and respect the time and usage limits you have placed on other things like television and video games?
  8. 8. 3 Does your child understand what types of apps are okay to download and how to surf the Internet safely?
  9. 9. 4 Does your child know how to use the phone safely and appropriately? ! Do they know whom and whom not to communicate with? What they should and shouldn’t share online? What sorts of words and pictures NOT to send?
  10. 10. According to a previous Lookout study, parents are split on the issue: 22% of parents think age 10 is the most appropriate age 14% think 13 is the most appropriate age 14% think 16 is the most appropriate age  Tweet @Lookout #PhoneAt10 #PhoneAt13 #PhoneAt16 What age do you think is appropriate?
  11. 11. If you decide a smartphone is right for your family, keep your children safe with these tips:
  12. 12. **** This is your first line of defense against unwanted prying eyes. The last thing you want is a thief getting a hold of your kid’s personal photos, texts, and emails. SET A PASSCODE
  13. 13.  With all the new apps kids hear about from their peers, it’s important to check privacy settings and have a malware scanning app before your child downloads anything to your phone. DOWNLOAD CONFIDENTLY
  14. 14.  Once you connect to an unprotected network, anyone using that network can see your data. When using public WiFi, advise your child to avoid making online purchases or providing personal info. BE SMART IN PUBLIC
  15. 15.  1 in10 smartphone owners fall victim to phone theft and 2 in 5 of these people have their phone stolen out of a personal belonging like backpacks or messenger bags. Remind your child to keep their school bag with them at all times and close zippers when going to and from classrooms. WATCH FOR PICKPOCKETS
  16. 16. Lookout’s Theft Alerts feature will automatically alert you when your child’s phone may have been stolen and email you a photo of the thief, allowing you to alert teachers and administrators right away as to who might have taken the device. TO CATCH A THIEF, TAKE A THEFTIE
  17. 17. For more mobile security tips, follow
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