How to Control Kids Using Android devices?

We all know how important the safety of our children while using digital devices is. Addiction to games, different types of applications or eyes blended into the screen all day. Since many years, smartphones give us access to the network, which is undoubtedly fulfilled with plenty of dangers. That is why we should consider how to protect kiddos in this area. Let’s come along with all the possible methods of Parental Control in Android devices.

If you need to enable Kids Mode in your Apple Device, check out How to Enable Kids Space on iOS devices.

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Your child's health is one thing, security is another aspect, and finally, unlimited access to the phone can also surprise you with extremely high bills from apps and game purchases!
Below, you will find all the best methods to protect your child in the mobile world.

Add Child User to Android Device

If you'd rather set up some safe keeper on your own smartphone rather than give your child its own device, the best protection way is to set up child’s account.

  1. At the very beginning, open the Settings.
  2. Then, select Users account.
  3. Pick Add user and click on OK.
  4. Confirm your willingness to create an account, and tap on Set up now.
  5. Now it’s time to set up Kids account, in that case, click on Continue.
  6. If you do not want your child to download anything from Google Play Store, choose Skip Setup.
  7. Then, you can connect this account with their e-mail address if you want to, or you can skip it by selecting Not now.

Restrict content in Google Play Store

If you do want to give your child access to the Google Play Store, yet you want to personalize it, simply Restrict content in Google Play Store.

  1. First of all, open the Google Play Store.
  2. Click on the more icon - the three horizontal lines in the left, upper corner.
  3. Scroll the menu down and pick Settings.
  4. From the available options choose Parental Controls.
  5. Now create the content PIN code, and confirm it by entering it one more time.
  6. Finally, choose the category to set how restrictive you want this mode to be.
  7. Click on Save to upload the changes.

Unknown Sources

Obviously, the Google Play Store is not the only place to download apps and games, so you have to make sure that all the other sources are blocked. Take a look at the below video and make sure that unknown sources are NOT activated.

Parental Control Apps

Last, but not least is the installation of some parental app. Nowadays, we have a wide offer of truly useful and helpful apps that can be downloaded from your Home Store. It is a great feature, that lets you check loads of different aspects of mobile usage. It all can be done from your own smartphone! Most applications have many more options than just basic ones that indicate the usage time of individual phone apps or manage their in-app purchase. Take a look at the below, and come along with 3 flagship parental control applications. Choose the one that suits you most and make sure that your kid is well-protected!

Parental Control application prepared by Google allows parents to manage and track children's activities on their smartphones. It manages applications and prevents them from using any application you want via Google Play. It also gives the ability to manage their in-app purchases, so you will not get surprised with some crazy bills! It also lets you set some limits for the screen-on time, lock kids' device or check current activity. What is more, it has no ads at all!

 

FamiliTime Application will provide you with the detailed, daily report of your child's activity on the smartphone. You will have the ability to block some particular apps, that you do not want your kiddo to have access to. Obviously, you can set some screen limits and also schedule some reminders. Finally, you can see what is your child's location at any time. 

 

We all know Kaspersky from great and trustful antivirus programs. Parental Control App is equally good and recommendable. It will give you access to children's activity and allow to block inappropriate content. With Kaspersky SafeKids you can also check the use of applications and current location of your kid. You will receive notifications about suspicious behavior online as well. Moreover, it allows you to monitor the battery level of their devices.

 

 

 

All of the above methods will help you to effectively protect your child using devices with Android software. Remember, that conversation is also invaluable, yet it is worth to use some technological, control and protection features. Select at least one from the above methods, preferably a pair, and secure your child. Protect kids from the dangers arising from excessive use of the phone and the risks of being online.

By Marta Luber on Jul 23, 2019