Learn how to protect your children by combining basic parental controls with proven behavior modification techniques to empower them to use technology safely.

Technology today can be scary and confusing to say the least! Devices such as iPhones and iPads are setup by default with access to the full internet, ability to chat with strangers, make online purchases, and upload photos and videos.

The good news? These devices have built-in Parental Controls that can limit and safeguard your child’s experience and I can show you how!

It's easy. It's educational. It's empowering! By taking this course, you will walk away with the know-how to safeguard your child from the bad stuff on the internet through setting the built-in controls on your Apple devices.

This course will run through 4 Lessons. All you have to do is sit back and watch. Then grab your Apple devices because I'll show you how to set the Parental Controls and Restrictions in an easy and fun way! Let's Do This!

Your Instructor

Dr. Adam Pletter: Child Psychologist & Digital Dad
Dr. Adam Pletter: Child Psychologist & Digital Dad

Hi, I'm Dr. Pletter,

I’m a Child Psychologist in my 17th year of private practice in Bethesda, Maryland and, more importantly, in my 13th year of digital parenthood!

It's no secret...parenting is tough! And parenting in the digital age for "digital natives" brings on even more challenges.

From my experience in my office seeing patients and as a parent myself, I have created this course to show parents like you how to protect your family from things such as cyber bullying, self esteem issues related to social media, viewing inappropriate content online, sexual predators, and so much more.

Thanks for being here,
Dr. Adam Pletter

"Dr. Pletter’s iParent 101 Online Course has transformed the way we operate in our home and has given me a new language to discuss technology with my patients.”

Caren Glassman, MD, Potomac Pediatrics

"The (workshop) presentation was super informative and I was impressed with Dr. Pletter’s speaking style and how well he handled the questions from the attendees. Really an excellent job!"

Clinical Psychologist, Association of Practicing Psychologists

"I am so thrilled with Dr. Pletter's online course. It was such a fun and informative way to truly understand children today in our digital world and how to protect them. After taking the course, I now have my family devices all setup and couldn't be happier."

Happy Parent!


Lesson 1: Understand the Problem

In today's digital age, it's becoming more difficult for parents to assume the role of teacher and guide in their children’s use of technology. With both technical changes and some basic behavior modifications, you and your child will be more empowered to use technology safely.

Lesson 2: Learn the Parental Controls

I'll walk you through setting up Apple's Family Sharing and Restrictions processes in an easy and fun way. These are Apple's built-in Parental Controls. You'll be able to stop and start at any time.

Lesson 3: Develop Your iParent 101 Family Rules Contract

I'll help you create a living, breathing, custom iParent 101 Family Rules Contract. It will help you set expectations for you and your child.

Lesson 4: Digital Access Boxes™

Combine the knowledge gained from prior lessons and your ability to take charge of the device learned in Lesson 2 with Dr. Pletter’s Digital Access Boxes™ which are recommendations for levels of digital access based on your child's developmental age and demonstration of handling his/her current level of access. As he/she demonstrates the expected and appropriate behavior the level of access increases over time.