Internet Safety Tools for Families
In the ever-growing, expansive world of technology and the Internet, safety and privacy is an equally growing concern for parents of children who are using this technology. Here are some resources to help families keep their kids safe and information secure.
Kid-Safe Browsers and Search Sites (for web browsers)
Kids Safe Browser (app for Android OS from Google Play)
PARENTAL CONTROL PROGRAMS/APPS
NetNanny (for Windows PC, Mac OSX, Apple iOS, Android)
The ultimate in parental control safety software. Check out the site. Lots of control options.
Safe Eyes (for Windows PC or Mac OSX)
Fully featured filtering and reporting software for computers. Not for mobile devices.
Mobile Guardian (for Apple iOS, Android, and Blackberry)
Protection for all of the mobile devices out there. This is a powerful application.
Dinner Time (for Apple iOS and Android)
Dinner Time is a user-friendly app parents can download to remind their children about taking time out from their mobile devices to study, get the sleep they need, and of course, enjoy mealtime as a family.
FamilyBase (for Verizon Wireless subscribers)
If you have Verizon Wireless, you can subscribe to their mobile app and have it installed on your child's device for complete parental control. It allows you to control and/or monitor apps and app usage, texts, calls and more. Take a look.
Screen Time Parental Control (for Android only)
Parents can monitor time spent in applications and set time limits with apps, bed times, lights out and school time curfews, as well as set usage time rewards if tasks are completed.
ParentKit (for Apple iOS only)
Parents can access scheduling tools and remote control their child's smartphone. It allows access to apps and the ability to turn off features such as app installations, in-app purchases, as well as blocking content, etc.