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Apple Allows Children Under 13 to Access Educational iTunes Account

Aug 3 2013, 4:55am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple Allows Children Under 13 to Access Educational iTunes Account
 
 

Apple is beginning its educational impetus to spread its technology throughout schools in the United States. It is to allow children under 13 to access an iTunes account.


Under the strict supervision of school administration, Apple is to allow students who are under 13 years of age to have access to iTunes. This is part of its effort to change its rules and regulations in regard to iTunes. Before this, Apple had kept this age category out of its program. But now it is willing to make an exception for the sake of education. The good news for kids comes along with its iOS 7 set up. At a word of intercession by an educational institution, Apple would make an exclusive Apple ID for children who are less than 13 years old. The iOS 7 has several management features that allow parents and moral guardians to restrict access to objectionable material. Authority figures may even lock iPads if they wish to do so.
 
This whole project is part of Apple’s valiant crusade to bring iPads to the schooling environment according to Macworld. Already a $30 million deal has been sealed with the LA Unified School District. Apple has even gone as far away as Turkey to introduce its wonderful technology to Turkish school goers. Meanwhile, the drive to spread its gizmos and gadgets among the prepubescent, has one stipulation which is final. And that is parental consent. Even the schools have to first ask parents whether they would prefer the technological choice for their children. Mom and dad it seems have the final word on the matter.   

Apple has announced to enroll students of all ages in iTunes U, iCloud and more under its iOS7 education program. Apple states that

Students with Apple ID can have an enhanced personal experience with access to great online services like iTunes U, iCloud backup, and the ability to receive licenses in the new Volume Purchase Program. And now schools will have a program to facilitate Apple obtaining verifiable parental consent for personal Apple IDs for students under age 13.

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