Telstra launches parental control service
Every age group is using cell phone ,With young Australians tipped to adopt smartphones in record number this Christmas, parents will be able to better protect them from cyber risks such as access to inappropriate mobile content and unwanted calls with the launch today of Smart Controls® from Telstra.
Smart controls mobile phone by parents to allow there children according to the requirment,by allowing them to set time of day limits on calls and mobile web use,block unnecessary calls, choose the mobile web content that can be accessed and restrict outgoing calls to specific contacts such as Mum or Dad.
Telstra’s Director of Corporate Security, Darren Kane, said :
[quote]while parental control software was broadly available for internet services in the home, Smart Controls was one of the first products to help protect Australian kids on their phones.[/quote] Darren said.
[quote]Using Smart Controls, parents can limit their child’s online access during school hours if they’re concerned their child may be overusing social networks or accessing the web unsupervised. Or if they’re browsing the web when they should be sleeping, they can switch off mobile internet access in the evening.[/quote]
Smart Controls is managed through an easy-to-use web portal where parents can:
[list style=”ordered” type=”type2″] Block unwanted calls or callers – Manage a list of numbers kids can call, or be called by on their phone.
Set up a safe list of numbers and websites – Choose numbers and websites which can always be accessed, even when other calls or web content categories are restricted.
Manage the time kids can spend online and making calls – Place time-of-day limits on web browsing and phone calls. Choose the mobile web content which can be accessed – In a first for an Australian telco, Smart Controls allows parents to select the categories of content they’d like their kids to access (for instance educational websites) or not to access (such as adult or gambling websites).
Smart Controls costs $2.95 per month per service and can be applied to any Telstra mobile services on a customer’s account. Smart Controls can also be applied to Telstra mobile services (including Pre-Paid) that are not on a customer’s account where that mobile user agrees.