I’m building this site to support a book project. It replaces an older site that you can see here.

Material from my Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota presentation of Sept 2017 is here.

About the author

John Faughnan is a father of two persons with atypical minds. He’s writing a book to share what he’s learned over the past five years of promoting independence and responsible smartphone use for persons with autism and cognitive disabilities who need external support.

In addition to his experience as a parent John is a family physician, a specialist in medical informatics, and decades of experience in software development.

You can contact John at jf@sphone4all.com


Managing iOS web restrictions – the web problem and the Chrome problem

[Special thanks to one of my Explorers for teaching me about this.] After quite a bit of experimentation I’m sort of satisfied with a fairly simple approach to managing iOS Screen Time for everything except the web. I start by defining all the apps that always available: email, iMessage, Calendar, Find Friends, Music and so …

NYT on Apple’s Screen Time failures and the assault on third party alternatives

The New York Times has a pretty good article on the existential crisis facing vendors who have tried to provide parental control (parenting support) services for iOS devices: Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction – The New York Times, Jack Nicas, April 27, 2019 … Over the past year, Apple has removed or restricted …