Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, has launched public beta testing of a novel parental control system aimed at increasing open communication between parents and kids.
Parental Control Standalone, opened to public beta testing on 11th June, allows parents to protect their children from online dangers by simply checking up on their mobile phone or any other Internet-connected device. With GPS tracking, parents know where their children are so they can protect them from real-world threats.
The Facebook monitoring feature identifies kids’ profiles, allowing parents to monitor kids’ social accounts without being necessarily in the friends’ list. Extensive reports outline their children’s friends, comments, posts, photos, and their main interests.
“Parental Control Standalone is loaded with interesting features that help parents manage the dangers their kids are exposed to in the online environment,” said Mihaela Masdrag, Product Manager at Bitdefender. “Most important, our parental control software monitors instead of blocking, promoting honest communication between parents and kids.”
To this end, the child has to allow the social media app when he enters his account, but the parent is also alerted when children uninstall it. “Honest communication or reading the about section of the app lets children know they are monitored,” Masdrag said.
Bitdefender Parental Control Standalone also gives beta testers the opportunity to try the online user friendly interface, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device.
Bitdefender (bitdefender.com) is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, the company won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.