Is Parental Kids-Safety Monitoring With App Possible?
As a parent, do you ever wonder what your children are doing on their smartphones? Who they are talking to? What websites they go to? Who are they exchanging texts with?
Well, good news because now parents can according to this report. Moms and dads let me introduce you to Symantec's Norton Safety Minder Mobile Edition, a free app that allows parents to keep an eye on their kids' smartphone activities.
To get started, parents need to have an account with Symantec, login to their Norton Online Family Account, and then download the free app on their kids' Android phone. The app can be downloaded in the Android Market. More than a dozen phones can be easily added to the same account at no charge, with unique settings for each, allowing parents a single point to manage settings for kids of different ages.
The basic application provides web monitoring and blocking features for free, allowing parents to see what online sites their children are visiting and block content they feel is inappropriate. Parents can use the same set of web filtering for their kids' PC. The service tracks up to seven days of content for free.
A paid subscription to Norton Online Family Premiere, currently only available in the US, will unlock the app's additional advanced features, such as SMS text monitoring.
The service is said to grow with your kids, monitors/adjusts settings anywhere and email parents for alerts and activity reports.
The app supports Windows, Mac OS and mobile devices. It can be downloaded in English, Japanese, German and Polish.
All parents need to get involved in their kids' digital lives to make them safe from total strangers, cyberbullying, unsafe texting and inapproprite content. Let us all take our children's safety a top priority.