Do you watch with unbound admiration when your Child swipes the Ipad or mobile and swooshes through the apps to play games or hear music. Well the kids operate and use the electronic devices better than the parents . My 5 year old plays Temple Run better than me !!
Imagine in the future when they will be using the internet extensively and you have no control over it. Children are generally very curious and they learn stuff that way, we have to be more careful to provide them a safe browsing environment.
Children and kids have access to technology like never before. The internet is ocean of information both good and bad, and there is no way that we can prevent an inquistite kid from surfing the web.
Until their instincts and understanding catch up with their curiosity we have to protect from the internet dangers.
Nowadays even schools ask their homework to be completed through internet, ask them to create and print pictures. As they grow older , they will be Internet Veterans, who know their way around websites, apps, games, social networking sites and downloading data from internet. But they would never have the maturity or judgement to handle the situations they face. Most instances of cyber bullying starts from here and your child can be a victim of cyber stalking even without their knowledge.
Which is why we need to establish a Parental control to keep our children safe when they are online.
But how do we monitor our child’s screen time when we are out or at work?
This is where India’s First Digital parenting application eKAVACH comes to the rescue of parents to provide cyber security for our kids.
The story behind eKAVACH
eKAVACH is the brain child of Mrs Noopur Raghunath of Certus Technologies. The seed for eKavach was sown when in a social gathering, her friends were talking about internet safety and ways to have a parental control over the screen time of the kids. Being a mother herself she wanted to create a digital application to monitor and safegauard the internet usage of the kids.
She wanted to explore ways to provide an excellent and secure online experience while making digital parenting easier and enjoyable. She quickly assembled a think tank within her family to ideate and eKavach was born.
eKAVACH App Review
eKAVACH is a unique mobile application for parents which offers families comprehensive safety in the online world and offers sufficient parental supervision and control over a child’s activities across various digital media to ensure focused learning outcomes and appropriate usage of social media.
eKAVACH is a mobile app and is available in the Google Play store.
There is a Parent and a Child App. Download and install the Parent app to Parent mobile device and the child app to the child device.
Features of eKAVACH App
1. Provides a Safe browsing Environment
Prevents exposure to unsolicited & inappropriate content such as sex, violence etc by setting age-appropriate web category filtering automatically. Parents can also define appropriate content based on parenting style for safe browsing experience based on web categories and URLs
2. Limits Screen Time
Aimed at internet safety of your children, this feature reduces internet addiction by effectively limiting screen time per day.
3. Blocks or Limits Mobile Apps Usage
You can reduce the usage of inappropriate apps, or block excessive gaming and social networking usage. Healthy time limits can be set for each app and eKavach takes care of the rest.
4. Real Time Alerts and SMS Notifications
Do you worry that some sites might harm your children or you don’t want them to be exposed to specific websites? Customize for what you should be alerted and you will receive real time alerts and push notification You don’t have good internet connectivity, don’t worry, you will receive SMS notifications.
5. Dashboard of your child’s online activities
The dashboard gives you an idea about the sites your child visits and types of apps used. It can also give you an insight of your child’s needs and for you to take decisions based on it.
6. Access the App anytime anywhere
You don’t have to be physically present or always be in front of the computer to monitor your child. You can access the app from anywhere and anytime.
7. Traces the Geo-location of your child
Your child is out with friends and you want to trace the location of your child. You can monitor child device reach through device heartbeat monitoring. and the Geo coordinates helps to keep an eye on the physical location of your child.
8. Preserves Quality Family Time
Kids playing games in mobile even during family meal time?? Now you can block the access during certain period to ensure a quality family time.
9. Emergency SOS Notification from Child to Parent
Children can send a SOS message to parents from the child device in case of an emergency. Parents will receive message with geo-coordinates to ensure timely assistance is provided.
10. Be connected with your child
Child application also allows kids to send regular messages to parents to keep in touch with them any time of the day.
eKAVACH helps to empower parents to monitor kids without their physical presence. eKAVACH helps to strengthen mutual trust between parent and children by effective communication and insight into their children’s online world without being near to their devices.
eKAVACH is a must download app for parents with children who are using internet.
Now eKavach is completely free and you can download it Here
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