Filed in : Android, Apps, Parental Controls, Products

Flexibility, choice, freedom, variety – they are part of the appeal of android devices. And yet, it is those same characteristics that make it trickier to give instructions and advice to parents for protecting kids’ on those devices. This article from Android Community gives a nice overview of parental control setup and apps for android devices. Android tablets are useful […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

The truth is most parents do not begin using parental controls soon enough. They incorrectly think that their kids are too young to need them. First, let me say that parental controls in this context simply means taking steps to make sure that your child does not come into contact with undesirable or harmful content while using a computer or […] Read More

Filed in : Discounts, Parental Controls, Products

 As you can imagine, my kids have put up with their share of parental control products over the years. I was always trying out new ones and they were my fairly cooperative guinea pigs. Mobicip was the first product that I tried once they were allowed to have smartphones. At that time, Mobicip was merely a safe browser. Now, Mobicip […] Read More

Filed in : Device Monitoring, Discounts, Parental Controls, Products

Netsanity is a parental control product for iOS and now Samsung devices that offers a significant amount of control and monitoring features. The creators of Netsanity originally focused strictly on iOS products but have recently expanded to the Samsung platform. Like many parental control products today, Netsanity is subscription-based. Currently, a monthly plan is $6.95 per month per device, making the […] Read More

Filed in : Device Monitoring, Discounts, Parental Controls, Products, Safe Browsers

 Intego has been in the Apple security and utility software business since 1997. Apple products have been their sole focus, which is definitely a plus when it comes to developing an iOS parental control product. Having that understanding and focus gives Intego an advantage when it comes to iOS devices.  Many of the other products on the market started as Windows-based […] Read More

Filed in : Apps, Device Monitoring, Parenting in the Digital World, Sexting

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has included the Snapchat app in this year’s Dirty Dozen list, and rightly so. They also have an outstanding page (also below) detailing the dangers and concerns with Snapchat that cause it to make the list — be sure to click on “More Explanation About Why Snapchat is on the List”. Snapchat can be used in […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls

I have always recommended DNS control at the router as a first layer of parental control protection in the home. See previous post about Home Network Filtering. DNS control is also good for individual devices when they are away from your home network. In the past, this ability has pretty much been limited to businesses using network management service providers. You […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

As owner and operator of The Computer Monkey, LLC, one of the many IT services I provide is to install and set up software applications.  Even before I started Sensible Cyber Parenting, I would install parental controls for families and that request has dramatically increased because of SCP. The goal of Sensible Cyber Parenting is to empower parents so that […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls

Computers can make our lives easier, but let’s face it, using computers isn’t always easy. The same can be said for using products to protect children against online dangers. Even the best software or apps on the market might not work or install correctly because of the operating system version or condition of your computer or device. These problems can […] Read More

Filed in : Apps, Parental Controls

The following is a list of apps that parents might not want their kids using.  The list is here so parents can recognize them, read about them and decide what is right for their family. Click on the app icon below to read more information about it. The list is updated as new apps are developed or discovered. These apps […] Read More