Netsanity, the popular service that enables parents to create a safe online environment for their children, has announced they have launched an iOS edition on the Apple App Store. The iOS version of the app provides features for content filtering, safe search and as well as the ability to block apps and games on iOS and Samsung devices.
"Having a child or teen encounter troubling or inappropriate content online, or worse, make contact with a bad person through a mobile device, is one of a parent's great fears," said Carl Petrovsky, CEO of Netsanity. "The challenge has been to provide appropriate child controls that are easy to manage. If controls are overly complex to deal with, parents inevitably let them slip and expose their kids to risk. We solve this problem with an easy to use and intuitive new app interface."
The Netsanity Apple app lets parents control their accounts from their iPhone or iPad, rather than requiring a log-in from a browser. Parents can check their children's accounts and access the most popular features. These include Appblocker, Catblocker, Timeout, Safesearch, and device restrictions. More features will become available in the app with each update.
The app's "Timeout" function allows parents to give their child a mobile "timeout," remotely. Safesearch protects children by filtering search results to show only appropriate content, images, and videos. The Appblocker feature can block over 50 apps, such as Snapchat, Instagram, and games with a single button click. Catblocker filters over 40 content categories including such as hate speech, porn, social media, and advertisements.
Parents interested in trialing the Netsanity service can start a 14-day free trial on their website. The iOS app is available for free on the App Store and is fully functional throughout the free trial.
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