AppCertain’s new curfew mode is a dream come true for parents

AppCertain's new curfew mode is a dream come true for parents
A few years ago, my husband and I had provided our son with a simple phone with few features but he never took it with him. He was always taking my older model iPhone that he was using as an iPod Touch (without cellular service). It never left his side except for school when it ...

Regretting the purchase of a PS3? 1

Recently I’ve been concerned with the amount of screen time my 12 year-old son has been having with all the devices available in my home. I have set up time and Internet restrictions on most of the devices but one, the Sony PlayStation (PS3), has been eluding me. Until now… Finally, a company called Bigben ...

Safe Browsing with Mobicip 4

Safe Browsing with Mobicip
Implementing parental controls on iOS and Android can only restrict the downloading of age specific elements from each systems’ application (app) store. However, the default Web browsers for Android and iOS do not provide parental controls similar to the V-chip in your television. This is were the Mobicip mobile Web filter is beneficial. The Mobicip ...

Android Parental Controls 101 1

Android Parental Controls 101
Android is the mobile operating system from Google. It’s used on smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Google provides an open environment different from Apple’s closed environment. This means that there are more apps (applications) available to Android users because the Android developers have fewer restrictions put upon them.  At this point in time, ...

iOS Parental Controls 101 2

iOS Parental Controls 101
iOS is the mobile operating system from Apple. It’s used on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Apple limits what type of apps get approved in their store. At this point in time, there isn’t a definitive way to provide 100 percent parental controls like you’d see on a desktop or laptop computer. However, there ...

OpenDNS: the Holy Grail for home Internet safety 1

OpenDNS: the Holy Grail for home Internet safety
Say you’ve put the parental controls on the home computer and you keep your kid from using your smart phone but have you forgotten about the Wii, the PS3 and the iPod touch? How do you keep your kids from accessing pornography, drugs and the like? The answer is to start at where your Internet ...