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Check Mobile Apps to Ensure Child’s Safety

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For many children, smartphones and tablets serve as gaming consoles. There are so many games one can choose, but not all are suitable for kids: some of the games have scenes of violence, extremely bad language and obscene matters.

It’s not just the games. The apps are equally dangerous even though they may have been downloaded from Google Play or App Store. They can still come with unwanted info.

Keeping this in mind, it is crucial to examine your children’s smart device at regular intervals, even at the cost of upsetting them. There are also way to ensure your child’s device is safe without the need for arguments. You can use a special technology that can send you reports about what apps are installed on their device.

If your child uses your phone or a phone that has your information, you should ensure that they cannot access sensitive information like your account passwords and especially your credit card info. It is advisable to activate “baby mode” when your kid uses your device to restrict functions and access to these data. ‘Child mode’ in many phones is now a standard feature, but some of them need a second party app.

It is advisable against using a “shared” device for storing apps or sensitive data. If there is just one device for your family, it is strongly recommended that you create a secure password for protecting folders or apps that contain your personal info and other crucial resources.

These days, many mobile platforms permit users to make online payments via credit cards. This practice has become common for buying an app directly from the official store or some additional bonuses in a game. It is strongly recommended that you disable this function on your children’s device or link only a card that has minimum limit for emergency purchases. The best way to do that is to use virtual payment card. It can prevent sensitive financial data from falling into the wrong hands.

According to a 12-month study by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 21 per cent of parents have admitted that they lost money or other sensitive financial information that are stored on their smart devices because of their children’s activities.