infoTECH Feature

May 15, 2012

Mobiflock Empowers Parents to Protect Children Online

Mobiflock is empowering parents to protect their children online by making its parental control service available for mobile network operators, handset manufacturers and other service providers.

The parental control service can be incorporated into their product suites to facilitate the protection of children online.

The Mobiflock platform can be integrated with operator billing systems and offers multiple language support. The solution is also network-agnostic and includes dedicated service provider dashboards and reports.

Commenting on the rationale of this release, Mobiflock noted that although mobile network operators and other Internet service providers are under pressure to help parents to protect their children online, they are unable to find a good application in the market.

"Around the world, there is a growing tide of sentiment around the protection of children from harm on the Internet," said Patrick Lawson, Mobiflock founder and CEO. "How parents, service providers, regulators and governments do this is going to have a far-reaching impact on the evolution of the Internet, the free flow of information around the world and civil liberties for years to come.     

Mobiflock's application addresses this issue effectively and gives parents maximum flexibility over how they protect their children.      

Mobiflock can be downloaded onto the child's smartphone or tablet allowing the parent to monitors the device use. They can also set security levels and receive alerts via an online dashboard.

"We believe that ultimate responsibility must rest with parents and that they must be able to choose what level of protection is appropriate for their children,” added Lawson. “This will change as the child gets older and parents should aim to raise savvy young adults who can deal with online threats themselves. As an industry, however, we need to provide the tools to do this to both parents and children."

Protecting children online has become a concern for parents and several companies are coming forward to launch applications for this purpose. Earlier this year, Club TUKI launched an online buddy list, Kid-Safe Email system to help protect children online.

This Kid-safe Email system allows children to experience Web-based e-mail with more protection against spam and solicitation from strangers.

Edited by Braden Becker

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