Get Started

Best Parental Control Solution for Your Family Devices

Start Free Trial

Why Kids Like Parental Controls on the iPhone & iPod Touch.

SUREN on June 12, 2009

With iPhone OS 3.0, Apple has launched several parental control features that allows parents to restrict the types of apps and content that a child can be exposed to.

Parental Controls - Decide what music, videos, and apps your kids can access.

Combine these features with the Mobicip Safe Browser, and a parent can relax with the assurance that the device is being used appropriately. Apple has recognized that the iPod Touch and iPhone are very popular among children, and also that parents need to have ultimate control on what goes on the device.

 

I believe Apple did this with some reluctance, since they also want the product to be cool enough for kids. However, from the anecdotal evidence we have seen, in a somewhat strange twist of irony, kids are clamoring for parental control features. Not because they enjoy being restricted, but because that is the only way they can convince the parent to buy the coolest device for them.

 

Isn't it great if your users are willing to bend that extra inch or foot to get their hands on your product? That is when you know you have a winner on your hands. Beats me how Steve would know this would happen when the product is a proposal on a whiteboard, but I guess there lies the genius of the man.

Recent Blogs

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online With #ScrollFreeSeptember & #DigitalSunset

Modernization has seen the rapid advancement of accessibility to a growing internet. Today, the internet is easily accessed via smartphones and kids are exposed to it at a very young age. Since kids and teenagers are easily influenced demographics, there’s a lot of concern about how the junk on the

Science-backed Benefits of Replacing Screen Time with Free Play

For modern parents, one of the most vexing questions is the matter of screen time. How much is too much? And if your kids are getting too much, how do you cut down without sparking fights?If you don't want your kid thinking of you as an ogre who's constantly blocking them from screen time, it's impo

Studying Without Distractions

Gone are the days when we would frantically copy down notes from the blackboard before the teacher could wipe it clean. Children these days have it easy - they simply pull out their smartphones and snap a picture of the content on the board with their high definition cameras. Or, they are sent a pow

Multiplayer Online Video Games: Here’s What Happens

Online gaming is a world that we, as parents, can’t seem to wrap our heads around and yet, so many of our children seem to be immersed in the culture. And yes, it really is a culture! With thousands of participants across the globe, having their own inside jokes, rituals and habits around a game… th

Cybersecurity: How to Create a Safe Internet Environment for your Children

The freedom and variety offered by the internet make it a notoriously attractive space for children of all ages. There’s always something to watch, someone to talk to. Adults sometimes find the sheer volume of information overwhelming. Children, on the other hand, feel like they’re skipping around i