Kaspersky Lab has just released a new Parental Control Android Application for smartphones and tablets. Now the app is in beta stage and available in the android market for free. Kaspersky Lab announced that iOS version (for iPhone and iPad) of this mobile application will be released in March 2012, that is few weeks later. The final version of both of these product is expected to be paid one. But don’t worry. You can try this beta now for free and check whether it is competent enough for the protection of your child online.
Why Parental Control is Necessary for Smartphones and Tablets?
It is because of the ever increasing usage of high end smartphones and tablets. The user base of smartphones and tablets are skyrocketing as well as internet access on these devices. So it is common and your children may also have access to it in your home. It is necessary to protect your children from watching harmful content on the web using your smartphone or tablet. Sometimes you may also required to prevent their access to certain apps installed on your device. But can we keep them away from using these high end devices? No. Because internet is the best place for children to learn new things and smartphone is easily accessible now a days.
Role of Kaspersky Lab Parental Control on Smartphone and Tablet
Simply speaking web filtering and application control are the main function of Kaspersky Parental Control. With the help of this solution you can restrict the access to specific categories of websites such as adult websites, those with content related to drugs or violence, etc. Malicious websites will be automatically blocked. Besides you can restrict the usage of some of the android applications present on your handset with Kaspersky Parental Control permitseither. The controls are protected by a password.
As mentioned above Parental Control for iOS devices will be available within few weeks in the App Store. It is slightly different compared to the android version. It has a Safe Browser, that will help block inappropriate content on the web.