5 applications to protect children while using the Internet




With the continued outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the domestic isolation situation that many countries impose on its citizens, concerns about the protection of children when they use the Internet and smartphones at home have increased.

You can use the parental controls built into devices, and there are some applications that help you monitor what children do when they surf the Internet.

Below we will learn about 5 applications to protect children when they use the Internet during home quarantine:


1-Net Nanny:





This app relies on artificial intelligence to block suspicious or dangerous content before a child sees it, in addition to filtering some websites and monitoring digital activity, and monitoring and restricting screen time.

It also includes a feature called (Family Feed) to report what children are searching for online and the applications they use, in addition to filtering searches, and blocking sites that provide information about the Coronavirus to help children who may be concerned.

The application is available for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store, and for Android devices users in Google Play. A version for Windows and Mac OS is available.

 2-Bark:






This application monitors texts and emails, in addition to YouTube, and more than 20 social networking sites in search of any suspicious content that children may search or view, and also send alerts to parents if it detects any harmful content that the child may be exposed to via the Internet.

The app also allows parents to set and manage screen time and filter websites. You can allow or block specific websites, or even entire categories, such as: broadcast services, online games, and much more.

The app is available for Android users on Google Play, and for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store.


3-Google Family Link:




This application allows parents to create a Google account for the child if he is less than 13 years old, with access to most Google services, such as: Gmail and Photo Service, in addition to the ability to track the child's account and guide him to the appropriate content.

Parents can also approve the apps that children want to download or reject, and the app filters out some apps that teachers recommend, which parents can add directly to the child's phone, and includes other controls, such as: screen time, phone lock for family time, and location tracking.

The app is freely available for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store, and for Android devices users in Google Play.

4-OurPact:



This app allows parents to restrict children's access to certain applications, filter websites, monitor their geographical locations via GPS, screen time scheduling and frequent activities, such as: bedtime, and block access to the Internet and applications at any time.

The app is freely available for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store, and for Android devices users in Google Play.

5-Goya-Move:



This application focuses on monitoring the child's physical activity more than his activity on the Internet, to prevent him from using his phone throughout the day, and allows parents to lock certain applications until the child does a certain number of steps, or completes a list of routine actions, and activate screen time for homework, family time or bedtime.

The app is freely available for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store.

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