Our AVG Family Safety for mobile is a free web browser app that helps moms and dads protect their kids from any harmful content they might encounter while surfing on the iPhone, iPad, iTouch, and now, Windows Phone.
Let’s face it. The web can be a dangerous place for kids, and it doesn’t become any less dangerous when it’s accessed via a mobile device. Inappropriate images and other web content are only part of the problem. As we saw in AVG’s latest Community Powered Threat Report, mobile phones are becoming a prime target for phishing, online scams, malicious online content, and socially engineered attacks. And the easiest way for hackers to get to your mobile device—and your kids—is through social networking and other sites found on the web.
That’s why AVG Family Safety for mobile replaces the standard mobile browser and blocks harmful and inappropriate sites the same way our PC version does. And now, as part of a major update for all supported devices, AVG Family Safety for mobile comes with AVG Linkscanner®, which helps safeguardyour family’s surfing, searching and social networking by blocking malicious content.
Should your child click on a link, AVG Family Safety will make sure it’s not part of a scam. Should something inappropriate come up in a search result, AVG Family Safety will help prevent your child from ever seeing it. By checking every site your kids try and visit before they get there, AVG Family Safety lets you know for sure that you and your family are safe on the mobile web. And if you link the app to your AVG Family Safety Account, you can manage filtering options, customize the list of allowed and blocked sites, and monitor online activity for each child.
And as I mentioned above, it’s totally free, because AVG isn’t just about selling product. We’re about making the Internet a safer place—for our 114 million customers and everyone else.
AVG Family Safety® for mobile is available immediately from the Windows® Phone Marketplace, the Apple® App Store, and from the AVG website at www.avg.com/avg-family-safety.
What do you do to keep your kids safe on the mobile web? Let’s talk about it here or on Facebook.