Tips for keeping your kids safe on their Android devices

Mother with slightly concerned look on her face watching boys using the internet on a phone

For kids, apps are how they use the phone, and App Control gives parents the confidence of knowing that their kids are using only the apps they should, whether they're in front of the TV, on the bus or in their bedrooms.


App Control is part of the Family Rules feature that and is now available for Android devices in our SuperSafe internet security product. These tools allow you to set healthy boundaries that provide for your children's wellbeing while allowing them to enjoy the good stuff online as well.


In other words, it helps you parent your kids online in the same way you do in the real world.


The Family Rules setup wizard guides you through setting up App Control on your child's Android. You can decide how you want SuperSafe to treat new apps and choose if you want to set limits on apps that they have already installed.


"Allowed" applications have no restrictions, "Blocked" applications are never allowed to be accessed and "Time-Limited" applications are restricted within the total time limits you assign with your child.
The goal of Family Rules is to include the child in the process of setting limits so they understand how those limits expand with time and good behaviour.

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Using the recommendations based on your child's age, you can set time limits for both weekdays and weekends that conform with bedtime. Select which sort of content you want to block.


In addition to apps, your child's search results will be filtered based on the settings you pick together.

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You can also check and edit your child's settings through the My SuperSafe Account on your device wherever you go. And you can also rest easy knowing your child has comprehensive protection from online threats, whether those threats are viruses, bad websites or inappropriate apps.

TalkTalk customers can get SuperSafe Boost internet security powered by F-Secure to protect all of the family's devices. Eight-device protection is just £2 per month (and it's worth £99 a year).


Just log in to My Account, select the package you want, and you will receive an email from F-Secure to install it onto your device for full protection.

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