UTAH (ABC4) – Now more than ever, the world-famous tech company, Apple, is taking steps to make their products more child-friendly. 

The latest Apple iOS update incorporates a special feature that warns children if they are about to receive or send a photo that contains nudity. 

The ‘communication safety’ feature is not automatic, and needs to be turned on through the settings application. 

The feature works by detecting and blurring any photos containing nudity in the messages app. A banner then pops up warning the child about the dangers of sharing explicit photos and offering advice on how to deal with the situation.

The new component does not notify a parent of the nude photo. Instead, the child is prompted by the pop-up banner to contact a trusting authority figure if they choose. 

To learn more about Apple’s new communication safety setting, click here.