Filed in : Device Monitoring, Gaming, Parental Controls

The Parental Controls app for the Nintendo Switch gives parents the ability to oversee their kids gaming activity on the device. But sometimes the global age restriction setting that you are comfortable using for your child may disallow a game that you are comfortable with them playing. The app gives you the ability to whitelist games that are allowed even […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

Rene Ritchie, via iMore’s Vector tech podcast, recently looked into the issues of parental controls and screen addiction with iMore’s Georgia Dow, a psychotherapist who contributes to iMore and treats kids with various technology addiction problems. They discuss parents’ responsibilities for protecting their kids by limiting time and setting up restrictions as well as the very real problem of screen […] Read More

Filed in : Filtering, Parental Controls, Products

Netgear was one of the first router manufacturers to incorporate parental controls into their routers. Some of these attempts have been more successful than others, but I applaud their efforts and commitment to keep families safe. Their latest partnership with Circle (detailed SCP post on Circle ) is their most promising effort to date in my opinion. As of now the […] 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, Safe Browsers

Mobicip

Mobicip began with a safe browser app for iOS but has now branched into a variety of products that can be controlled from one dashboard.  The Mobicip home page has a short video giving an overview of their products.  Below are the products that are available with links to the information and support pages for how to install and use this product […] Read More