Having spent time around youngsters lately, I have come to learn that they love flat, shiny touchscreens just as much as the rest of us. This means a son, daughter, nephew, or niece will be quick to borrow your phone or tablet, or eventually request a device of their own. Whether you’re handing your phone to a nagging toddler or sorting out a new tablet for your children, you’ll need to protect the device against unwholesome content, unauthorized purchases, and more. Thankfully, it’s not that difficult. Mobicip is here to help.
Here is one of the best Mobicip reviews for 2019.
What is Mobicip?
Mobicip is an acronym for Mobile CIPA. CIPA stands for Children Internet Protection Act, a regulation that mandates secure internet access. It is a web-based application, that helps parents and guardians monitor, filter and block objectionable internet content, with the goal of keeping their children safe.
Features and application
Here are excellent mobicip features that help to childproof your devices.
With the internet content broadening with each and every passing day, the content filtering feature included in mobicip is a welcome feature for parents. Based on a combination of safe search enforcement, database lookups and just-in-time dynamic analysis, the app is able to filter content that can be accessed by a device.
You can also configure the product to skip content filtering for specific networks, either a single IP address or an IP range. The average parent probably doesn’t need to do this. However, Mobicip is also used in schools, and in businesses. If the network has content filtering built in, there is no need for the device.
2. Childproofing your device
Childproofing your devices is an important feature of the app that stops other people especially children from accessing adult content on your device or using it to visit unintended websites.
3. Apps Monitoring
Mobicip sends instant notifications from your child’s phone to your device. You can use this feature to keep in touch with the phone activities of your child such as the apps he/she uses without necessarily having to go through his/her phone and antagonizing him/her.
4. Browsing history
You can easily review the browsing history of your child through the app monitor feature. Also, you will find reports regularly sent to you. Always remember that you’ll not have to touch the devices for this information – because everything will come to you automatically.
5. Internet Time limits
Another great addition to the mobicip feature is the ability it offers parents to manage their children’s browsing time. Time is kept and managed via the time zone clock feature rather than the phone clock, therefore one cannot easily cheat. This feature only allows one to be online for the time that has been set. If your child gets to access the internet past the set time, you remotely receive a notification.
6. Access request
When a user you are monitoring (either your family or employees) wants to access content that has been filtered out, they can request access from you. You just need to review and allow or reject those requests from your account.
Caveats of Mobicip
I’m less impressed with the option to block all websites containing parent-specified words or phrases. That is, the filter will find those words even when they are not present, but only as a substring of some other word. If you choose to block “crap,” you’ll miss any pages relating to skyscrapers.
The app assumes that each mobile device is used by one child, so once installed it simply asks you to identify the related child profile. If it is an android device, you have to define a four-digit passcode for Mobicip to lockscreen, this appears when the child tries to launch an app you have not approved. This feature restricts other Mobicip android browsers.
It’s also a wise move to use the best VPN to secure your child’s device against hacking and other cybercrimes.