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Kids' Phone Safety Blog


Overprotected: What Do Some Parents and Choppers Have in Common?

March 1, 2016
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The question may seem quite strange to you. But if you are a parent of an underage kid, then step back and take a look at your daily routine. Can you now draw any parallels between you and a chopper? If not, then either you are not what people call a helicopter parent, or you refuse to notice the resemblance …

Android Marshmallow Features Everyone Will Love

January 28, 2016
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You know how it usually goes – Google is talking about a new Android to be released soon, and all you get is a slightly different button design, and nothing helpful or innovative. Despite all the previous disappointments Android Marshmallow is going to be the coolest version to be released for today. Here …

Joining the Party: Do You Monitor You Kid’s Digital Life?

January 21, 2016
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Is your teen daughter head over heels on the Internet again? Are you suspicious about people she is chatting with? Is it your son whose behavior is disturbing as well as his under-eye circles he has after all night online? Well, join the party – you are not the only worried parent out there! Even though …

Star Wars Under Parental Controls

December 28, 2015
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Among numerous films created in Hollywood, the Star Wars saga by George Lucas is definitely must-see. The story of heroes Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, as well as the famous villain Darth Vader is inspirational for many generations of kids and grown-ups dreaming to become the next Jedi knight …

How to Unplug Kids from Screens of Mobile Gadgets on Christmas Holidays

December 24, 2015
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Christmas holiday season is your chance to share fantastic moments with your family. There are so many things to do together, so many words to say each other. That’s why as a careful parent you should make sure that nothing bothers you and your loved ones. Below you will find some useful tips on how to …

Can Parents Read Text Messages?

December 1, 2015
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Modern children prefer texting to making calls. According to the International Smartphone Mobility Report by Infomate, sending text messages these days 5 times exceeds the number of phone conversations. That’s why an opportunity of monitoring texts is so crucial for parents. As estimated, people in the …

Is Spying On Text Messages Illegal?

November 30, 2015
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The common rule is that it is illegal to spy on text messages because it violates a person’s privacy. By spying, it's meant unauthorized surveillance over one’s mobile device without their consent. On the other hand, there are circumstances under which one person can track text messages from one cell …

Age Restrictions on Social Media

November 2, 2015
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Did you know that there are age restrictions for all social networks children use? Thus, to register and enjoy communication on Facebook, your son or daughter must at least 13. However, many kids neglect these rules. As surveyed, 52% of them use social media much earlier than the age specified. Below, you …

Social Media Monitoring: Why Do You Need It?

October 27, 2015
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Kids cannot live without social media these days. You can barely find a teenager in the States who doesn’t have at least one online social profile. The majority of them, though, have several profiles often including Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. Social networks naturally have both pros and …

What Is Parental Control?

October 26, 2015
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Though it seems to be clear from the phrase itself, many people still wonder, “What is parental control.” Let’s dedicate a few paragraphs to introduce the meaning and explain it in terms of mobile monitoring software. Generally, parental control refers to a set of measures parents use to take care o …

Why Better Not Update to iOS 9 Yet?

October 20, 2015
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iOS 9 was released in the middle of September. Some Apple users rushed to update their smartphones and tablets right away and faced many bugs slowing down device performance. To fix it all, the iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 updates has been issued already. However, there are many inaccuracies remaining, which l …

Useful Digital Recipes for Careful Parents

October 9, 2015
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Kids and mobile devices with many various applications on them have become inseparable these days. And since to deprive children of all these gadgets seems to be impossible, parents can at least make technologies work the way to help them keep children safe. We have gathered some useful recipes from ifttt …

Is There a Keylogger for Cell Phones?

September 30, 2015
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Keylogger is special software (or even hardware) used to monitor the target device. It’s main purpose is to track each key stroke typed, every button pushed, and tap on the touch screen. Ultimately, a keylogger may track any activity on the target smartphone or tablet (and not only). Keylogging software …

Parents’ Handmades and Inventions for Child Safety and Protection

September 11, 2015
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Careful parents always take care of their children and do their best to provide them with comprehensive protection. Most of them turn to parental controls, which allow monitoring and controlling many activities kids are engaged in daily. However, there are some, who try the roads less travelled and invent re …

Mobile Learning via Smartphones and Tablets

August 18, 2015
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Did you know that 80% of students use smartphones and tablets to get online? This means that at least 47% of students check their home assignments, go to Wikipedia, and simply learn online through smartphones. The recent study conducted by Harris Interactive polled more than 1 thousand from 2nd-4th year c …

Kids Learned to Avoid Parental Control Online

August 10, 2015
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With stranger danger coming closer to our children these days, and the number of kids whose time spent online increases rapidly, modern parents have a very important task – to become more tech savvy and turn into cyberparents with eyes widely open. As estimated by eMarketer, this year will show us about …

The Public Concerned: Sexting Is Becoming “Normal” for Kids

August 6, 2015
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As warned by the National Crime Agency, sending explicit images, sexting, and nude selfies on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and the like are becoming quite a normal way of behavior for teenagers on the Internet. The technology changes this world so quickly that those parents, who didn’t use to worry ab …

Parents Disagree Over Parental Control Issues

July 24, 2015
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If you ask a parent of a teenager whether it is necessary to monitor kids’ online activities, the answer will probably be positive. However, if you at the same time ask a counter-question whether he or she uses any kind of parental controls, the answer is more likely to be negative. And that is confusing. …

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