Internet Safety Mobile App Introduced for Family
Answering families’ growing concern over as cyber-bullying, access to adult websites and excessive internet usage time, Family Protect service is presented. This mobile app-based service allows parents to monitor and control activity on their children’s mobile devices. This app is useful for minimizing the use of internet that gives adverse impact on children, with full features that can be customized according to the habits and needs of each families.
Various features in Family Protect are Safe Content, Manage Apps, Manage Screen Time, and Device Feature Manager. Safe Content serves to eliminate negative content or adult content, site blocking, and search restrictions from Google, Bing, and YouTube based on certain keywords. Manage Apps is useful for blocking downloads and turning off app purchases. Manage Screen Time to set children’s online activity time in such conditions as study time, school, and rest. Meanwhile, Device Feature Manager can also be used by parents to manage access feature on children’s device, for example camera and others.
This mobile apps also provides different parental control experiences compared to similar services, such as the use of parent and child connected apps through activation keys, access to cyber experts for internet security-related consultations, warnings against illicit site access or other violations, remote control to turn off child internet services, browsing activity and app usage dashboard, and many more.
This app has been another form of commitment in promoting cyber-wellness in order to achieve a constructive digital ecosystem through an on-going campaign called #internetBAIK, a socialization and education for parents, children, and teachers at schools about internet utilization in a good (BAIK) way (BAIK = Bertanggungjawab/Responsible, Aman/Safe, Inspirastif/Inspirational, and Kreatif/Creative).