Family Fund iPad support

An iPad can be an essential tool for a child with a disability or a child who has special educational needs. Managing your child’s access to the internet or knowing where to find the iPad parental controls can give you peace of mind when your child is using their device to learn and play.

At Family Fund, we can offer ‘Staying safe’ workshops, videos and useful links to make sure you have all the information you need on device safety. Have a look at our support below.

Group workshops

Have you received a grant from Family Fund?

You can join one of our free Family Fund staying safe workshops and learn how to set safety features on your child’s iPad.

We can offer group workshops to anyone who has received a grant of any kind from Family Fund. You will need an iPad and a smartphone to access a virtual workshop.

Come and join the Family Fund team and one of our trainers to find out about:

  • Creating passcodes

  • Setting up time limits on apps

  • Adding restrictions to websites or other content

  • Child friendly apps, like YouTube Kids

Our workshops take place on Zoom, so you can join in from the comfort of your own home.

Find the next staying safe workshop here.  Or click the button below to find out more.

If you run an existing parent / carer group and would like us to run a workshop tailored for your group’s needs, get in touch to find out more. You can email us at [email protected] or give us a call on 01904 550066.

One-to-one workshops

If you are unable to attend our group workshops or if you own an Android device (a device not made by Apple), we may be able to offer an individual workshop.

Contact our team to discuss how we can help with an individual staying safe workshop.

Email the team at [email protected] or call us on 01904 550066 to discuss what we can do for you.

Learn more about staying safe from our Family Fund iPad videos

Being safe on an iPad can mean putting restrictions onto the device, managing what websites your child has access to or limiting the amount of screen time your child has. 

Have a look through our staying safe videos to find out how you can make your device safe for your child.



Where else to get help with using a device safely

Some organisations specialise in device and online safety for all ages.  Have a look at the resources below for more information and support:

Internet Matters

  • Internet Matters support parents with comprehensive and credible resources, information and support to keep children safe online.

  • Find support guides about internet safety for children of all ages, including information on cyberbullying and how to set parental controls.

  • Internet Matters have created the connecting safely online platform to help parents, carers and young people with additional learning needs. Find tailored disability advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social platforms on the Internet Matters website.


  • NSPCC provide free online safety resources, online safety webinars and review the newest apps so you can find credible internet safety information.


  • ThinkUknow are an online safety service for children, young people and parents.

  • They empower children and young people aged 4-18 to identify the risks they may face online and teach young people where they can go for support if they do not feel safe online.

Parent Zone

  • Parent Zone help parents develop the right skills and understanding, so that their children can discover the possibilities and opportunities available to them online.

  • Contact Parents Zone on 020 7686 7225 or email [email protected].

Ann Craft Trust

  • The Ann Craft Trust is a national organisation that exists to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk and minimise the risk of harm. They provide resources for both professionals and parents and carers.

  • You can find information and guidance on helping my autistic child stay safe online here.


More from Family Fund digital skills

By now, you should have all the basic iPad and tablet skills you need from our getting started, make it work for you and staying safe workshops. Have a look at our get creative workshops to learn how to use fun and creative apps on your device.



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