With children using digital devices from a very early age (around five-to-nine-years-old) and gaining access to the internet, to keep their children's online experience safe and secure, parents are more than ever turning to parental control apps. These applications help protect kids from inappropriate content on the web, regulate the time spent on devices, and even reveal the child's physical location, if their gadget has a tracking app installed.
Kaspersky Safe Kids features a high level of website protection - highlighted in the report - and delivers strengthened results for Windows - 92 percent (90% in 2021) and Android - 87 percent (85% in 2021) for 13 categories in six languages. In testing, the software achieved its best result when blocking almost 100 percent of inappropriate "adult content" for Windows.
Lab tests also revealed the over-blocking detection rate significantly decreased in 2022 - down to 5.6 percent for Windows (6.7% in 2021) and 4.8 percent for Android (6% in 2021).
In addition, Kaspersky Safe Kids managed to block more than 93 percent of tested webpages in Windows and Android in such categories as 'alcohol, tobacco, drugs', 'video games' and 'weapons, explosives, pyrotechnics' - everything related to weapons from sales over depiction to construction and their display.
AV-TEST has also recognized Kaspersky Safe Kids for its wide range of available features for monitoring and control. In particular, one tester highlighted 'search monitoring engine' and 'limiting screen time' features. App blocking capabilities on Windows and Android devices by category and iOS by appropriate age as set in the app store is also noted.
"Kaspersky Safe Kids provides parents with the best tools and technologies to look after children in the digital world in one convenient app. You can also guard kids against harmful content while educating them about enjoying a healthy online-offline balance with the peace of mind of knowing they're maintaining good digital habits. We're thrilled our efforts have been proved by AV-TEST who recognized Kaspersky Safe Kids for providing comprehensive digital parenting tools and a high level of web protection for the seventh time in a row," comments Marina Titova, Vice-President, Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.
The full report "Kaspersky Safe Kids: Parental Control Certification Test 2022" is available via this link.
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Source: Piton Communications