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McAfee Family Protection App for iOS

The iPad is a powerful tool, with which families are able to accomplish many things.  Parents and toddlers can play with fun apps like Wheels on the Bus, elementary kids can sharpen their math skills with apps like Math Flash Cards HD and teenagers can stay in touch with their friends using apps like Twitterrific. With mobile technology becoming more and more prevalent, most parents are interested in protecting their kids from inappropriate content easily found, or stubbled upon, online.  Why not take advantage of technology and the tools it offers to help us? Computer security company McAfee recently released McAfee’s Family Protection App which is intended to let parents do just that.

According to McAfee, their Family Protection app allows parents to monitor online activities, as well as physical device location, and hopefully protect kids of all ages from potentially inappropriate internet content.  This app actually replaces Safari on your device with a dedicated secure mobile internet browser that’s easy to setup and use.  In addition to many of the “normal” browser functions, this app also filters URLs and searches to prevent kids from accessing unauthorized sites and generates usage reports to inform parents about the activity.

Kids aren’t inherently bad, but they are curious and always testing the waters, so it’s up to us as parents to keep them in line and help them make good choices.  McAfee Family Protection sounds like a great way to help parents do just that.