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CATEGORIA: Qualità della vita (Vedi tutti)
TAGLINE: Allowing children to explore the web safely
KEYWORDS: Safety, Web, Children
Browser for Kids (BfK) is a browser that allows to parents a complete control on the sites visited by their children. This app blocks the navigation on all sites, except for the ones that are allowed from their parents. The user interface of this app is simple and usable: allowed sites are easely reachable from buttons on the main interface and from a bookmarks menu, and the browser supports pinch to zoom feature. Allowing the navigation on a certain site is simple and secure: this app has a simplified configuration page in which a parent can add, remove and edit the allowed sites, and this page is protected by a password.
Available to be downloaded at € 1.59 from the iTunes store, Browser for Kids has been created for childrenʼs use and has been designed to provide parents with powerful control tools. Browser for Kids will let you choose which sites may or may not be displayed while your children are exploring the web.
Each year in February the world celebrates the Safer Internet Day: an occasion to think about the hidden risks behind an unrestricted use of internet by children and teens. For some families and environments the widespread use of internet and online technologies is still a fairly recent issue, which is why parents often do not know how to deal with the increasing demands of children to explore the web autonomously. While in most cases parents and adults ﬁnd easier to put radical restrictions and forbid the use of online technologies, from a practical and pedagogical point of view censorship is not the right attitude to solve the issue permanently.
BfK is a useful tool for all those parents who refuse the logic of the ban and would rather prefer to check in advance all contents children are exposed to while using online technologies. Compatible with iPad and requiring iOS 5.0 or later, Browser for Kids is speciﬁcally designed for children and it is simple and intuitive to use for parents.
You will easily conﬁgure a set of protected websites and each one will have a dedicated button in the home screen, in order to provide a one-touch immediate access. Parents can safeguard the setting of the protected websites by using a password. Together with ensuring maximum security for children, BfK can also be adopted in workplaces, especially in case you need to avoid employeesʼ netsurﬁng through inappropriate sites and social networks. In addition, users can also conﬁgure advanced settings customization, by allowing only some sitesʼ domains netsurﬁng.
As for further features, Browser for Kids was designed to ensure maximum compatibility and to support GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HDSPA and WiFi network. With a user interface designed speciﬁcally for children, this app also supports pinch-to-zoom, a time limit setup and it lets you surf easily through protected websites. Additional information is available on BfK page on iTunes Store.
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