Kids, Web and Parental Controls - This is The Secure Combo!

Since the beginning of the World Wide Web, there have been many cases of cyber crimes, illicit sites Exposure ", unnecessary socializing, internet addiction and many others. And all this is because our lives are exposed to the web 80% of the time and considering that the most avid users of the Internet are young people, they are the easiest target. Among all users, children are also vulnerable to such content and activities harmful, because it is easier to exploit their confidence

Parental Controls – Preventive Measure!

Once you know the phenomenon and the psyche of web predators, it becomes a little easy to secure kids. One nice idea to prevent kids from every single web related issues is to install parental controls on their devices. We all know that kids love the idea of going mobile hence they prefer to use their mobile devices for accessing the internet rather than sitting in front of those old-fashioned desktop computers or even the laptops. They prefer smartphones, tablets and other handy devices for their use. This preference makes it easy for parents to keep a keen eye on what activities they perform online, who they connect with and nonetheless what are they up to. In addition to helping parents with monitoring, there are apps that let them take appropriate controls.
With any good parental control app such as FamilyTime, you can:


Monitor their Kids’ Web Behavior

Parents can now stay updated about their kids’ web use and the patterns of their web behavior. With the app they can:
· Track Browsing history: Keep an eye on which sites they visit for and stay updated with their entire Web behavior.
· Monitor Favorites and Bookmarks: View the complete list of their bookmarks and favorites.


Monitor their Kids’ Call Logs

Using the app, they can easily monitor their kids’:
· Contacts: Keep an eye on all of the contacts along with details.
· Calls History: Monitor the calls-history along with the date and time stamps.

Monitor their Kids’ Locations

With FamilyTime, parents can:
· Track Location: Stay in the know of your kids’ changing locations even on the go.
· Trace Location history: Keep a check on their whereabouts with the date and time stamps and see where they have been all day long.

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Monitor their Kids’ App Preferences

The app enables parents to know their kids’ app preferences and provides them with features to:
· Check Installed Apps: View the list of apps installed on your kids’ device with the additional details such as app version, date of installation etc.
· Monitor App Usage Frequency: Keep track of the time they spend on each app using the app frequency checker of FamilyTime.

Have Parental Controls:

Monitoring is one part, FamilyTime allows parents to take control and manage their kids’ device through:
· Watchlist Contacts: Watchlist any suspicious contact and receive alerts if contact is made by either party.
· Blacklist Apps: Restrict the access to apps you don’t want your kids to use.
· Schedule auto-screen-locks: Put auto screen locks on your kids’ devices any time for any given time interval say meal time, study hours or at night.
· Lock Phone: Lock their phones to stop usage at inappropriate hours.
· Geo-Fence: Create a virtual fence around important places such as Home, school, clubs, etc. to receive check-in and check-out alerts.
All these features together help parents secure their kids not just in the cyber world but in the real scenario too as you never know what wrong they may face in their lives because of one inappropriate activity online.

Monitor Digitally:

The days of spying or snooping on kids are gone. Today, if you want to save your kids, better pick smart options such as installing parental controls and keep track of all activities they perform.

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Author: Edi Dominic Ifediri

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