Tech News – The apps, available easily as free downloads on both Android and iPhone devices, broadly enable parents to block specific web categories, set appropriate time usage limits and enable safe search to block harmful sites from search results. They also monitor social media content and more.
For instance, ‘eKavach’, developed by Delhibased Certus Technologies has introduced a feature that allows parents to receive instant notifications about their child’s online activity and change settings on the move
Another mobile app ‘Nischint’, developed by Dubaibased Raghav Mimani comes with the option of monitoring phone calls – outgoing, incoming and missed calls while also keeping a tab on logs of SMS.’Nischint’ also provides a feature where parents can be put on alert in case of the usage of a ‘Child emergency Shout Out with GPS location’ to rush immediate help in a crisis.
“Our ultimate goal is to create the most advanced open platform that adds new and interesting applications to keep up with the constantly changing threat landscape. While making the experience deep but safe. Our vision is to ensure the next 1 billion children are digitally secure,”
US based app ‘Mama Bear’ which was launched in 2012, is providing parents with an option to monitor “risky words” used by children on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.