Anyone who is concerned about online safety when family members are using the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch will be interested in McAfeeâ€™s announcement today of the launch of its "Family Protection" app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
The app offers website and search filtering, and will automatically block age-inappropriate sites, such as known pornography sites. It also includes location tracking for Apple devices that are equipped with GPS. Parents can use the app to view usage stats, including visited websites and access times, as well as add and remove custom websites while having the option to remotely disable all web browsing.
â€œParents want their kids to enjoy their mobile online experience and also want them to be aware of how to be safe when on line. Iâ€™ve tried to be vigilant about checking in from time to time to see what my kids are doing online, but I know that my kids have more access now than ever with their mobile device. This product will help parents be at ease when they are equipping their kids with the latest technology.â€
Tracy Mooney, McAfee chief cyber security mom
"McAfee Family Protection" for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad is available for download now at the iTunes App Store and McAfee.com for $19.99.