The internet is an absolute minefield for concerned parents, with it being so easy to access mature or inappropriate content by accident, it can be a real struggle to make sure your kids stay safe while using their gadgets. That’s why we at Techscheme have put together a list of some of the best parental control apps and software on the market so that you can keep your family safe. We’ve also thrown in a few nods to the excellent tech you can buy at Techscheme, all with up to 12% off the recommended retail prices.
We’ll start with a couple of apps designed to protect younger children for when they’re using your mobile tech. Kids Place is an Android app launcher that restricts what kids can see on your mobile and tablet to what you want them to see. It restricts your personal files, only allows them to use apps that you’ve approved and block the little ones from making calls, text, downloading or making in-app purchases.
It’s a great app for mobile gadgets like the new Samsung Galaxy S8, one of the best Android phones on the market. At Techscheme we can save you up to £82 on the cutting-edge mobile with infinity screen. Between this app and the waterproofed S8, your mobile’s practically childproof
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Kids Safe Browser
On iOS, there’s Kids Safe Browser which lets you filter what websites can be accessed through browsing. There are over 50 pre-set categories for blocking like porn, adult and social media but beyond that the app lets you create your own blacklist of forbidden sites and create your own filtering rules so that you have ultimate control over what’s ok and what’s not.
Sometimes it’s easier to sit your kids down with the tablet for a bit, especially if you’ve got the football on and they need to do homework. With this app on the new iPad, they can quietly get to work and you can relax without needing to be constantly over their shoulder. The new iPad is available on Techscheme with savings of up to £51.
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SecureTeen Parental Control
SecureTeen is aimed at those with older kids but their protections will work well for young kids too. While it provides similar browser-filtering and app restrictions to the first two apps, it also lets you remotely monitor what’s being accessed through your child’s mobile device, while also letting you set screen time limits to stop them becoming one with their phone.
There’s a broad range of features and you can even monitor texts, call details and receive GPS tracking data. It should fit any need, and if you want a mobile to match, the new iPhone 7 is the best phone Apple have ever produced, get one for your kid, get one for yourself, you might as well – at Techscheme we’ll save you up to £95.
Qustodio works along the same lines as SecureTeen, with the ability to set screen time limits, block access to certain websites and monitor browsing data remotely. It leaves features like text and call monitoring for its paid version, but with that allows you to track more than one person at once so that you can easily monitor all your kids.
Of course, if you’ve got that many kids to keep track of you probably aren’t looking to shell out on high-end tech for all of them; that’s where the Moto G5 comes in. It’s an excellent phone that sits well above its cohorts in the budget category but despite its low price, we at Techscheme will save you even more, up to £20 to be precise.
|iPhone 7 256GB||£799.00||£95.88||£703.12|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||£689.00||£82.68||£606.32|
Those are just a few of the excellent parental control apps out there at the moment, but they should cover every feature you can think of to keep your kids safe. At Techscheme our employee benefits scheme lets you save money and spread the cost on a wide range of tech products from mobiles to desktops, but you’ll need your employer to be signed up. If they aren’t already, send them our way, the process is quick and easy, and it won’t cost them anything.