How to use Approve and Deny

Learn how to use Oxbow to approve or deny your child’s posts

Step 1.

  • Make sure you have installed the Oxbow app on your phone
  • Make sure you have created an Oxbow account
  • Make sure you have added your children to your Oxbow account

Step 2.

  • Download the Oxbow app onto your child’s phone

Step 3.

  • Select Child mode

Step 4.

  • Confirm that this is your child’s phone

Step 5.

  • Sign into your account. This will then populate the app with a list of your children

Step 6.

  • Select the child that uses this phone

* If you don’t see your child in the list, you will need to go back the Oxbow app on your phone and add the child there first.

Step 7.

  • Allow Oxbow to access the camera

Step 8.

  • The app is now ready for your child to take photos and add captions.

Step 9.

  • Items will automatically be sent to the parent for review. The child will see that the item is waiting for approval.

Review items

( on parent’s phone )

  • Select an individual child

Review items

( on parent’s phone )

  • Select the request tab on the bottom and then review the item. Hit the green button to approve and the red button to deny.

Child posts approved items

  • The child will see on their phone items. If the items are approved the child can share these items.

*The child will not be able to share denied items via the Oxbow app. Denied items are a great opportunity to teach your child about social media.

Child posts approved items

  • The child will see on their phone items. If the items are approved the child can share these items.

*The child will not be able to share denied items via the Oxbow app. Denied items are a great opportunity to teach your child about social media.