Get Started

Best Parental Control Solution for Your Family Devices

Start Free Trial

Mobicip E-Newsletter: How to Prevent Workarounds to Safe Browsing

SUREN on May 17, 2011

 
Mobicip.com Logo

In this issue...

  1. How to Prevent Workarounds to Safe Browsing
  2. Like Mobicip on iOS? Mobicip for Windows 7 (Beta) Now Available
  3. FAQ Spotlight: Will My Subscription Renew Automatically?

How to Prevent Workarounds to Safe Browsing

This is the single most common question we are asked by parents and the most common reason to upgrade to the Premium service.

See this article for a comprehensive tutorial. At a minimum, use the Restrictions feature of iOS to turn off Safari, YouTube and apps rated 17+. Even with this setup, there may be one additional problem. The native Google and Bing apps are incorrectly rated at 4+ on the App Store, and this is what you can do to block them:
  1. Use Restrictions to turn off the App Store. You can always turn it back on temporarily to allow app downloads.
  2. Check the device periodically and delete Bing and/or Google, if installed.
  3. Upgrade to Mobicip's Premium service and keep tabs on the Internet activity through the Safe Browser. Persistent lack of activity should be reason to take steps 1 or 2 above, and of course have a conversation with your child.
We hope you find these suggestions helpful.

Like Mobicip on iOS? Mobicip for Windows 7 (Beta) Now Available

By popular request, Mobicip for Windows is available in the form of a public beta. To participate in the beta, simply express your interest via email or through the contact form. We will set you up with a free trial and send you instructions immediately.

FAQ Spotlight: Will My Subscription Renew Automatically?

If it has been over a year since you purchased the Premium subscription, it might be time to renew it in order to keep the level of service. Your subscription may be renewed automatically provided the credit card information is still valid.

If the subscription is not renewed, Mobicip will continue to work using the default filtering level setting you had selected. Any custom filtering settings will be ignored and no Internet activity reports will be generated. To renew your subscription, simply login at www.mobicip.com and click "Renew now".

If there are other issues or features you want to highlight to us, please send a quick note to support@mobicip.com. We will continue to listen to your feedback and fix problems as best we can.

Sincerely
Mobicip.com Crew

 

 

Recent Blogs

What’s Up With WhatsApp? - Security Woes & More

NOTE: BEFORE READING THIS ARTICLE, PLEASE UPDATE WHATSAPP. WE’LL WAIT!Given WhatsApp’s much vaunted end-to-end encryption one might assume that it’s a reasonably safe platform to share private information on. Other than choosing the recipient of the communication carefully, it has always appeared th

Using Digital On-Ramps

Just a few weeks ago the World Health Organization announced that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all. They also say that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day. In a world full of screens, a

Looking for the Perfect Thing to do this Mother’s Day? Fast from Technology!

The quintessential mother is expected to be grateful for any gift she receives from her children on Mother’s Day, and not hope for anything more. But Boss Moms know better! We’re not talking about material expectations here. We’re talking about the family being together in one place, both physically

Getting The Message Across: 21 Videos to Help You Discuss Bullying with Your Children

We believe that there are two components that determine how effectively a message is delivered. One - the relevance of the message itself. Two - the medium of communication used to get the message across. Anti-bullying has taken center stage across the world in the past few years, with a significant

Fight Fake News!

Did you know that the average life of a fake news site is 250 days? With enough traction, that fake news potentially has enough time to collapse economies and reduce a person’s hard-built reputation to shambles. In 2019, fake news is dominating our social media feeds and even our newspapers and tele