Top 300 apps: Protect kids
Keep kids safe on tablets and phones
Free; iOS, Android
One of the main concerns for kids and mobile devices is coming across pornography. Irish-made Metacert is probably the best solution out there to protect against this.
€7.50 for Android, €4 for iPhone/iPad
Net Nanny filters just about any type of inappropriate content, including violence, adult imagery, bad language and more. It also monitors social networking services and notifies parents of suspicious activity.
McAfee Safe Eyes
€38 per year for three devices
As well as filtering inappropriate content, McAfee Safe Eyes extends to iTunes, blocking explicit content from being downloaded. It also logs instant-messaging chats.
Android, €4 per month
This app gives parents of Android phone users information on who children are talking to, what they're saying (via keyword alerts sent back to the parent) and what sites they're visiting.
Famigo Kid Lock
This app, aimed at young children, sets up a device with pre-approved apps. The child can pick their own (safe) apps to download, but the phone asks for passworded parental approval first.
This app lets you restrict – via password protection – key functions of an Android phone, such as incoming calls, the ability to download or the ability to uninstall apps.