Mobile Parental Controls

Parental controls aren't limited to just computers. Mobile devices have evolved into Internet-ready tools that can perform a variety of tasks. Enable mobile parental controls to ensure a safer, more secure online experience for your children.

Mobile phone service providers have different options for controlling privacy and usage, filtering content and location and monitoring settings.  

  • Usage controls: Most companies will allow parents to turn off features, such as downloading videos or images, texting, and accessing the Internet. These controls can also be used to limit the number of calls or texts and set time restrictions.
  • Content filtering: These controls can block certain websites to allow for safer mobile browsing on the Internet. Some filters can also limit videos and other multimedia.
  • Location and monitoring settings: These controls allow parents to track their child’s whereabouts using GPS systems that are built into the phone.

Mobile Parental Control Resources:

Protect Yourself with these STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Tips:

  • Secure your phone: Use a strong passcode to lock your phone.
  • Think before you app: Review the privacy policy and understand what data (location, access to your social networks) the app can access on your device before you download.
  • Only give your mobile number out to people you know and trust and never give anyone else's number out without their permission.
  • Consider disabling the geotagging feature on your phone.
  • Know how to cell block others: Using caller ID, you can block all incoming calls or block individual names and numbers.
  • Use caution when meeting face-to-face with someone who you only "know" through text messaging: Even though texting is often the next step after online chatting, it does not mean that it is safer.