The Internet is absolutely loaded with content and activities that are unsafe for children and parenting in this digital age is difficult. You need a Parental control software to help keep your kids safe online and limit their Web-surfing time. While you’ve probably seen plenty of free parental control software available for desktops and laptops, there hardly any when it comes to mobile phones or tablets. Thankfully Kaspersky Lab has recently announced the release of Kaspersky Parental Control. The app is currently in its beta phase and is distributed for free.
Kaspersky Parental Control for Android has user-friendly and intuitive interface. It creates tools within the Android operating system to block children from visiting unsuitable or potentially harmful websites. Parents don’t have to block individual sites, they can select predetermined categories of websites to be restricted, such as pornographic websites, or websites related to drugs, violence, etc. Also, Kaspersky Lab will automatically block access to websites that may infect visitors with malicious software, or sites that may trick visitors into disclosing personal information. Kaspersky Parental Control also limits access to applications, and can either restrict the usage of apps installed on a device, or prevent new apps from being installed. These parental controls can be turned on and off with a password, and can be used on both Android-based smartphones and tablets.
The program includes the following components:
- Web Filter allows to block access to the sites with unwanted content, for example, pornography, gambling, illegal software, violence, drugs.
- Allowed applications allows to set restrictions for applications usage – to choose which applications are allowed or blocked for your child.
Kaspersky Parental Control for Android is about 2.5 MB in size and required android OS 2.2 and higher (including 4.0). You can download it for free from Google Play Store.