What if you could be sure that your kids are using the Internet safely while also making sure that their smartphones are protected from fraud, unwanted calls and SMS? What if you could find your child’s device if it has been lost or stolen? I am pretty sure that all the parents reading agreed to at least one of the three questions.
Regardless of what they are doing on their phone or tablet – surfing the Internet for homework, watching a TV show, looking at inappropriate web content or doing homework – kids look the same.
Sure, parents can look over their kid’s shoulder to see what is going on, but let’s be honest, spying on your child is not the best idea. Installing a special app is a better option.
Kaspersky Lab developed a new multi-platform service called Safe Kids that can create a special safeguarded zone to help kids explore the digital world safely. This program is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
Let’s take a look at what you can do with the help of Safe Kids.
Protect your child from inappropriate websites and objectionable communications
Safe Kids will send you reports when your children perform an action or visit a site that you don’t want them to visit. These settings are set up when you go through the initial activation of the app.
The app also lets you track cellular and SMS traffic (without directly reading the content of text messages). If required, you can add certain mobile numbers to a list and you’ll be notified if an objectionable caller disturbs your child.
— Kaspersky (@kaspersky) October 6, 2015
Limiting Internet Time
If your kid spends too much time playing games online instead of studying or sleeping, Safe Kids will help you limit the period of time when the child has Internet access.
Where are my Kids?
Safe Kids can also help you locate your children should you need to. This mechanism can help should one of your kids go missing for any reason. Kaspersky Safe Kids let you track their location via GPS in real time.
This functionality can also come in handy should your kid lose their phone while it’s in silent mode at school or at a friend’s house, and can also help you find the phone if it is stolen.
Kaspersky Safe Kids is a powerful tool that gives you the opportunity to come to your child’s aid should they need it. Parents should adhere the privacy of their child and do not turn themselves into spies.
— Kaspersky (@kaspersky) September 25, 2015
Safe Kids makes it easier for you to not be seen as a spy from your kids. The app keeps you informed, if or when kids are doing something dangerous. Good news: the app is free, so you can give it a try right now.