Tips for setting up my kid's first iPhone!

"Our 14 year old is about to get his first “device.” It’s an old iPhone 4 that doesn’t have cell service and will just be connected to WiFi when at home (it will only be for home use to start with). It will not have Safari, YouTube, or any social media. It will charge in our room at night and only be used in common areas of the house. It’s basically just going to be for email/iMessage/FaceTime with family and friends. I’m a little overwhelmed with where to start with everything. From my little research, I think we’ll be getting Bark. What else would you say are your top three tips/advice? What rules and/or safeguards did y’all put it place right from the beginning? (Or wish you would have?) Thanks!!

Update - it’s actually an iPhone 5s, with iOS version 12. My mistake!"

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“We just did the exact same thing for our son - iPhone 4 too. He needs a password on his phone - that he needs to share with you. And you still need to be able to either read his messages or monitor them. We have rules for when it needs to go away - meals, bedtime, etc. and we have it all set up with the family sharing plan so we can allow him to download apps as we agree he can have them, but he can’t download any apps without our permission. I would make sure that with any apps he has, there’s no way to search the Internet or otherwise get to things you don’t want on there. And yeah there’s not a lot of space on the 4!”

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