Items tagged with parental controls

Toddlers love to mimic their parents, which is why you see them talking on pretend mobile phones. And now that the wearable category is starting to gain some momentum, it didn't take long for a company to once again think of the kids, though it wasn't Fisher Price or Mattel. Perhaps more fittingly, LG was the one that thought of extending the wearable experience to the little ones, which is the idea behind its new KizON. KizON isn't simply a toy imitation of a smartwatch, however, but a GPS-enabled device that allows parents to keep track of their young children's whereabouts. Utilizing both GPS... Read more...
If you're the parent of a teenager, you've probably seen your son or daughter make all kinds of goofy faces at their smartphone. That's probably because they're using Snapchat or any number of photo, video, and messaging applications available. It's a new generation, and like it or not, mobile phones have become a big part of daily life. There are downsides to that, of course -- it can impede on family time and disrupt proper homework habits, to name just two. This is where a new app called DinnerTime (Parental Control) comes into play. DinnterTime (Parental Control) is available for both iOS and... Read more...
Nobody's ever used their Atari 2600 to stream episodes of Family Feud or Different Strokes, but fast forward to the present day and game consoles are capable of so much more than just playing modern day variants of Pitfall and Asteroids. The latest generation of game consoles are full-fledged media boxes that run the show in the living room, and that's a good thing. With that increased functionality comes a responsibility to monitor what your kids can stream, and if you own a PlayStation 4, be advised that they can access adult content even with parental controls turned on. The issue dates back... Read more...
Worried about what your kids are doing online with their Chromebooks? Your only option at this point is to hover their shoulders each and every time they fire it up, but starting soon, you'll be able to implement certain restrictions as a "Supervised User." By allowing for multiple accounts, Google is basically baking in parental controls. We all know that using parental controls isn't a substitute for good parenting or physically checking up on your child's online behavior from time to time, but it's a starting point, and one that's badly needed considering how popular Chromebooks are becoming.... Read more...
AT&T is adding two new enhancements to its Smart Limits for Wireless parental control offering. With the updates, parents will now be able to block up to 30 numbers to prevent unwanted or harassing calls and text messages on their child’s phone. To help prevent bill shock, AT&T is also adding 411 calls to a restricted list of numbers. The service also provides parents with the ability to limit or restrict on-phone purchases. AT&T Announces Enhancements to AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless Parents Now Able to Block Twice the Number of Unwanted Calls and Texts Dallas, Texas, May... Read more...