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Needing help - child protection apps

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  1. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    My brother is having issues with his 13yo, an wants me to help out..
    what parental control app's are people using to protect there kids??
    (S5 phone an tablet)

    Needing gps tracking,
    Monitor sim card change,
    Number blocking,
    All messages recorded (sms, facebook, emails, etc)
    google play app control,

    Im sure there are protective parents out there, that could help out..

    Thanks in Advance.
    Alec.
     
  2. Habbosrus

    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Hi Alec, I wish you and your brother the best of luck of luck. It's an absolute minefield. I will profess now that I haven't used these services, but I was asked a similar question recently by the mother of a 14 yo girl. I haven't had experience like this with my sons (luckily for us) but came across this site http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-parental-control-apps,review-2258.html#mainSection whilst helping our friend. I also set their modem at home to use OpenDNS (here) and assisted her to set filter controls through it. This is only a small thing and your brother is going to need a lot more than I can offer, but it might be a start.
    I'm sure there'll be some helpful stuff for your from our ACL family. Wish I could do more to help.
     
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    multicast Senior Elf Generous Elf

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    just remove all connectivity. its about the only way other than to educate and trust them
     
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    When I was 15 and the Internet was just taking off parents were getting really worried and installed programs like netnanny. To be honest it then became my mission to find a way of cracking these programs so I could see what they didn't want me to see. I'm not a computer hacker but it wasn't that hard to get around them. It was mainly pornographic material.

    I didn't really get into trouble but my parents explained that things like that have a time and a place and it's not real life and it's not my time or place to be looking at it. Dad also said if I didn't pull my head in he would just smash the computer with a hammer.

    I beleave Technology won't raise your kids so I don't like those programs.
     
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    buzzdude Full Time Elf

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    Have a look at Norton360. My mate used it for his kids to limit internet usage both time and sites. He can login and check plus allocate more time. I think it's been expanded to mobiles also.
     
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    SmartAlecLights

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    As must as i agree with remove all internet an sms ability, its not my place an my brother is too dumb

    but i have come across this during my search's http://kidlogger.net/ seems to tick the right box's an its opensource an free.

    i know there are ways around hacking these things.. but my brothers daughter is too dumb to learn..

    thanks for everyone's help
     
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    speaking as a wayward youth... no matter what protocols you put in place, if your kid is willing to do the wrong thing, they will... as a matter of fact, the harder my parents made it for me, the more determined i got with stealth. But i must admit this was before the internet and modems, i was an 80s kid... I had a bit of a piracy ring going, and had my own postbox, worked out how to crack public phones for free calls, and doctored stamps to get free postage.


    if they get pocket money, there is nothing stopping them getting a cheap burner phone, thus eliminating everything you put in place. a cheap phone on pay as you go, can be bought for about $30 or less...


    i dont mean to alarm you, but where there is a will, there is a way.


    I cant be of much help sorry
     

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