Controlling your kids… on Android anyway…

netnannyandroidWhilst there are some things you can do to restrict what your kids can do on an iPhone/iPad (see previous post here), the level of control available to you is nowhere near as granular as most parents would like. In Android, however you have much more control through 3rd party solutions such as Net Nanny. To see how to restrict particular apps, the Google Play Store etc I recommend you go tak e a look at a good video walk-through of what you can do, so go take a look – here. Product info can be found here.

Disclaimer – I do not benefit from mentioning this product except from the warm & fuzzy feeling I get by perhaps helping like-minded parents protect their children against some of the nasties out there on the net.

iPhone and kids

iPhone-RestrictionsThere’s a good webinar just posted by the team from NetNanny here that walks you through the ‘Restrictions’ you can set up on an iPad (or iPhone) to control what your kids can see/do. They talk about what you can’t stop in terms of web browser settings, but they do provide information on how you can keep an eye on your child’s web browsing history if you need to do so.

It’s not overly technical and might be of interest for parents.