The emergence of social media, affordable smartphones, and intuitive tablets have drastically changed the way children interact with the world. Children nowadays have 24/7 access to technology and live in a digital environment. While this no doubt has immense benefits, it brings with it concerns for your child’s safety and the kind of content he or she could be exposed to.
Increasingly, helping children stay safe online is a major concern for parents, given that kids are exposed to a range of immersive content, from gaming to social media. Further parents must ensure data on devices is well secured, lest such data be stolen or manipulated by some malicious hacker.
Microsoft provides several features and apps across its devices and services which will provide children with a secure digital environment, and parents with peace of mind!
- My Family
“My Family” feature, which is available on both Windows phone and tablets, monitors and manages apps and game downloads on your child’s Windows Phone. To get started, you set up a “family,” which includes your child’s account and one or more parent accounts. You’ll then be able to choose what type of app downloads you will let your child avail (free, paid, both, or none). In addition, you’ll also be able to set the rating level for the games your child can install. Be worry-free and keep a constant track on your child with ‘My family’ app.
- Kid’s Corner
This feature allows kids’ to only access content that’s relevant for them on their parents’ smartphone. Available on Windows smartphones, this feature creates a “safe kid’s corner” where kids can play games, apps, music, and videos that are added by parents. At the same time, children can’t get to the rest of the content stored on the phone and are exposed to limited content thereby ensuring a restricted access to their parent’s phones. Now parents can simply have peaceful time while their kids navigate through their smartphones.
The child is safe and easily accessible with “Guardian.” This made-for-India, app is a highly advanced security app that ensures multifold security for kids, by parents and security groups simultaneously. It is faster since it combines tracking by both the parties and provides directions on your phone to local agencies such as police, hospitals and more. In addition to this the regular SMS alerts, will ensure relevant coverage for the app to the maximum extent acting as a Guardian for your child when in need. Are you at your work-place, or outside, or getting late from a family function? Don’t worry, your child has a Guardian now.
- Life360 Family Locator
Create “circles” of family members on your phone and let this app help you locate them on private maps. You will also get to know when family members need help, be able to chat one-on-one or with everyone within each of your circles, as well get alerts when a circle member reaches a destination.
- Xbox One web filtering
Web filtering on Xbox One enables parents to control what kinds of websites their child can access on Xbox One. Using multiple options like ‘Allow List Only’, ‘Designed for Children’, ‘Basic Communication’ and ‘Warn on Adult’ will allow your child to enjoy the best of Xbox One, while blocking adult websites. So let your child game on safely and securely.