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Hi I need to install a good parental control on my sons phone. Its a pay as you go. he has no data plan, but I am thinking of allowing him some wifi use at home. Monitoring his phone is exhausting, I was wondering if anyone uses any of the parental contols that are available for purchase. I would love one that I can control from my home computer, would be a super time saver for me. I am not interested in reading his texts but I do want to be able prevent him from accessing adult content as much as I can, and also if he doesnt reply I love the option of shutting down his phone too. Just wondering has anyone had any success with any of these programs.

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What kind of phone does he have? There are many apps that do these types of things, the best thing to do is to go into the apps store on his phone or yours if you have the same Operating System and just do a search under the words parental protection or a variation of what your looking for. Then read the description of each app and it will tell exact features. Then after you find a couple that have the features exactly your looking for read the reviews of said apps in the app store and go with the one with the best reviews. This can be done for any app your looking for and is what works best for me. Everyone can recommend different apps but only you know exactly what your looking for. I've suggested one on here before so I'll try to find that thread and if I do I'll come back and post it.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

What kind of phone does he have? There are many apps that do these types of things, the best thin...

I can't find it but here's an interesting thread from the developer of an app that sounds like exactly what your looking for http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/offer_a_parental_control_app_that_lets_parents_give_smartphones_to_their_kids_without_having_to_worry
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

What kind of phone does he have? There are many apps that do these types of things, the best thin...

thats awesome. that is exactly what i am looking for and more. cause its free. thank you.
i was thinking of actually buying the software for my computer. i think Kaperesky has one, and there are a few others that I was reading about. I was wondering if anyone wanted to share their experiances using these. He has a samsung ace. the first one.
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What phone is this? Android? Does android not have built in parental controls at all?
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mattjs wrote:

What phone is this? Android? Does android not have built in parental controls at all?

No just call and text blockers. It's not a high demand feature so I don't think it will ever be added, especially when there's already many apps that cover it for the few that want it.

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