How Does Parental Control Work?

Elena Haidukova on May 5, 2016

In this article, we hope to dispel the myths that parental control software is difficult to set-up. We will show you just how simple it is to get started on protecting the safety of your child. In addition, we’ll show you how Familoop software can be seamlessly integrated into your online home life.

Parental Control Set-up is Easy

How does parental control software work? You don't need to be a computer genius or hacker to get started. Set-up is as easy as downloading an app or setting up an email account.

First things first - simply create a Parent Account on Familoop website by signing up to 10-day trial or buying subscription. If you already have a Familoop Safeguard parent account, then you can skip this step. Next, you should log in to your parent account and create a Child Profile for your kid. Once a child profile is created Familoop Safeguard selects the best-fit Protection Settings for your kid’s age and gets ready to apply these settings on all kid’s devices.

Parental control software by Familoop is designed to handle every aspect of online monitoring and protection for your child. In order for Familoop Safeguard to do its job properly, you should "enroll device". Sounds complicated? It isn't! All this means is that you will install Familoop's app and “configuration profiles” on your kid’s device. Once installed, features such as web content filtering and remote device management take effect on your kid’s device.

- Install parental control app on iOS device

Get it on Google Play - Install parental control app on Android device

If you are setting up Familoop Safeguard on an iOS or Android device, then you'll need to allow Familoop Safeguard app to have access to things like contacts, location, photos, push notifications, SMS, etc. You're probably familiar with giving access to other apps you've downloaded in the past - Familoop Safeguard app is no different.

The last piece to the puzzle on Android devices is to activate something called the "device administrator." Once enabled, this will make it so that your kid cannot delete the app from his/her device. Of course as the parent, you may delete the app or any Familoop Safeguard at any time.

There you have it! After completing these simple steps, Familoop Safeguard protection is enabled. The entire set-up process shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to complete.

Telling your Child about Parental Control Software

Some parents feel like they are betraying their child by installing internet monitoring software. Of course this couldn't be further from the truth! Familoop Safeguard is designed in the interest of keeping your child safe. Your motivations for monitoring web activity isn't so you can "spy" on your kid, and it doesn't come from a place of lack of trust. It's all about safety. Here are a few tips to help introduce the software into your home peacefully, so both you and your child embraces internet safety.

When it comes to kids being online, most parents' goals are all about raising smart cyber-citizens. Parental monitoring software isn't about spying or saying "gotcha!" To your kid if you happen to catch them doing something online they shouldn't be doing. The software is akin to training wheels to help your children learn the ropes of the net and gain their "internet street smarts."

Talk to kid

Familoop recommends that you communicate your goals to your child. It's probably a good idea to let them know that you've installed the software. If down the road they realize you've been monitoring their online activity without their knowledge, then they may feel betrayed and resent your actions.

By telling your children that parental control software is installed on their device and helps keep them safe, you are opening up a means of discussion on Internet safety. This is a great opportunity to share with your child the dangers of online predators, sexting, cyberbullying, identity theft and fraud, and age-inappropriate web content. Having the knowledge that internet monitoring software is installed may even reap unforeseen benefits. The awareness may inspire your child to initiate self-discipline when surfing online and practice safe internet habits.

When it comes to parenting, communication is gold. Don’t be too late to supervise your kids' online activity and kick-start necessary conversations – sign up for Familoop Safeguard trial to open more lines of communication with your children while you continue to keep them safe.

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