This raises the question: How can we, as parents, monitor and make it a safe environment for our kids?
MobileKids – You can keep track of everything from mobile usage to contacts added and apps downloaded.
Norton Safety Minder – This can be downloaded on Android or Kindle Fire and is available for free. For additional services, you can upgrade it.
Famigo Sandbox – Parents can select the apps that are okay for their kids to use.
Sandbox Kids Corner – This again provides a locked environment and you can also assign a time limit for usage. Parents can also monitor calls and text messages sent.
Kids Place – With this app, you can turn any Android device into a child-safe environment. It has child lock and restrictions on downloads.
Other parental apps in the market include Parental Access, Funamo Control, Parental Control MobileMinder and Safe Browsing Parental Control. You can also consider mobile browsers like K9 Web ProtectionK9 Web Protection, MobSafety Ranger Browser and Mobicip.
Based on your child’s age and the kind of apps and services they will be using, you can design a set of rules on how they should use it. With a choice of apps available – both free and paid – to safeguard your family, you will be able to provide a child-safe environment for kids.