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Vodafone Child Protection Application

Created: Monday, 05 December 2011 13:55

New Guardian app will allow parents to manage their children's smartphone use.

UK mobile operator Vodafone has launched an app designed to protect children while using smartphones and to give parents control over how their children use such devices.

Vodafone Guardian is available for free in the UK and is designed for Android smartphones and Vodafone branded handsets.

This app allows parents and carers to protect children and young people from inappropriate messages, calls and online content, while restricting how long they are allowed to use certain functions.

Parents have the facility to block specific contacts or numbers to prevent cyber bullying calls and texts, while such messages are sent to a secure folder in the phone's memory so this can be used by parents and carers as evidence for schools and police.

Calls outgoing can be restricted to a number of certain contacts such as family or specific friends, while parents can specify which time calls can be used or particular time limits on certain apps in order to enforce bed time or homework time.

Mobile access and camera use can be limited at certain times, while a text message is sent to a parent's phone if the child calls the emergency service. However, calls to child support hotlines such as Childline are not recorded in the call log, ensuring confidentiality for the child.

Increased Protection
In May, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) announced that it had protected over 400 children from online threats last year, while Facebook has been continuously pressured into adopting a child protection button for the UK.

For further information on the new Vodafone Guardian app contact Jungle Networks on 01442 200150 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..