Today we have the pleasure to launch a new addition to our line of mobile security products – ESET Parental Control for Android.
Almost two years have passed since this idea first appeared at one of our internal meetings. In the process of making it, the concept itself had been changed several times, forcing us to dive deep into the analysis of children’s behavior in the new era of devices with the Android operating system. With Internet and smartphone usage rapidly growing and reaching great many users, there is also rapid growth in children using these technologies – already at a very young age.
ESET Parental Control for Android solves most of the crucial problems connected to the use of smartphones and tablets by children. We’ve interviewed many parents and performed several tests to get the right idea about what’s the most painful for parents when it comes to their kids online. Based on our findings, we’ve added new features, adjusted the existing ones and embellished the user interface to make it more attractive for both – parents and children.
Moreover, ESET Parental Control for Android is the first product by the creator of ESET NOD32 Technology intended primarily for children. That’s also why we are introducing this product clad in a child-friendly interface and with communication done in a language that children will understand. No doubt, of some help will also be the friendly avatar we’ve created that will keep children company on their journey using mobile devices.
ESET Parental Control for Android was built in two modes to fit its users: the first mode is the Child mode, at the core of the app’s child protection and the second, the Parent mode, which contains all the monitoring tools and set-ups every mother and father needs to look after their kids. In this mode, parents can decide if they want to only monitor the child’s online behavior or whether to add any additional restrictions, such as Age- based automatic blocking mode for applications and web-surfing.
In the first generation of our app, we are introducing 4 key features:
- Application Guard – Age-based application blocking with time management
- Web Guard – Age-based web-browsing filter
- Child Locator – On demand locating of children's devices
- Parental Message – Message which cannot be ignored once it arrives in child's device
Product Manager at ESET