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If Your Kid Uses an Android, You Need This

Sandra Proske

31.01.18 2 min. read

“For kids, apps are how they use the phone,” Timo Salmi, F-Secure Senior Product Marketing Manager, explains. “App Control gives parents the confidence of knowing that their kids are using only apps they should, whether they’re in front of the TV, on the bus or in their rooms.”

App Control is part of the Family Rules and is now available for all Android devices in F-Secure SAFE, which is included along with FREEDOME VPN in TOTAL. These tools allow you to set healthy boundaries that provide for your children’s wellbeing while allowing them to enjoy the good stuff online.

In other words, it helps you parent your kids online in the same way do in the real world.

The Family Rules setup wizard guides you through setting up App Control on your child’s Android. You can decide how you want SAFE to treat new apps and choose if you want to set limits on apps that are already installed.

“Allowed” applications have no restrictions, “Blocked” applications are never allowed to be accessed and “Time-Limited” applications are restricted within the total time limits you assign with your child.

Yes, with your child.

The goal of Family Rules is to include the child in the process of setting limits so they understand how those limits expand with time and good behavior.

Using the recommendations based on your child’s age, you can set time limits for both weekdays and weekends that conform with bedtime. Select which sort of content you want to block.

In addition to apps, your child’s search results will be filtered based on the settings you pick together.

Now you can check and edit your child’s settings through My F-Secure on your device wherever you go. And you also can rest easy of knowing your kid has comprehensive protection from all online threats, whether those threats are viruses, bad websites or inappropriate apps.

 

 

Sandra Proske

31.01.18 2 min. read

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