5 apps that can keep your kids safe online
Internet safety for kids is one of the biggest challenges for parents in 2018 and beyond. Young children born in the last decade have rarely known a world without the internet. In fact, today’s children probably spend more time online than their parents. With so many explicit and illegal websites accessible online, it’s vital for parents to implement controls that give them the confidence to allow kids to browse the web without fearing what they may come across.
Parental control software has become a necessity rather than a nice-to-have. These five tools below are designed to block adult content and other illegal websites, whilst giving your kids unfettered access to all of the fun stuff that allows them to learn and have fun online:
Particularly useful if you’re wondering how to block websites on iPhone devices and Android devices, Kaspersky SafeKids can be installed on your child’s smartphone or tablet, allowing parents to define rules or set time-limited access on certain online services. The paid-for subscription also includes safety tracking, allowing you to monitor your child’s location and their call and SMS log.
AVSecure’s very own AgeBlock software is straight-forward and easy to install, providing parents with a reliable solution for protecting children from unsuitable content online. You can’t watch them all the time – and nor do you want to – luckily our very own AgeBlock solution offers around-the-clock protection, rather than surveillance.
Designed to support Windows, Android and iOS devices, Net Nanny is a state-of-the-art content filter. It is easily configured via a web-based dashboard, as well as an app for Android users. It also offers cross-device compatibility, allowing parents to restrict the amount of time spent online across all types of desktop computers and mobile devices.
With SafeDNS you can configure the router of your family home to filter out illegal and age-restricted online content for all devices that connect via your home network. You’re able to get full reports on the websites blocked and can time-schedule open and closed access. Just be mindful that SafeDNS does not offer a full suite of parental control functionality, with a primary focus on your router’s DNS.
Mobicip has become a very popular app for any growing family with multiple devices on the go. This parental control software can be configured via an online dashboard, with a local agent setting access rules on your children’s devices. Impressively, Mobicip can be utilised across iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Kindle and Nook devices.
Gone are the days of family households having a single desktop computer to share. Millennial kids have a plethora of internet-connected devices and fortunately, the above sophisticated parental control systems are designed to keep pace with these changing times.