New app gives parents control of their kids smartphones

Herald Sun 20 March 2012
Parents at last can give in and buy their child a smartphone and make sure it will not be used at school or late at night. A new application, launched yesterday, will give parents the ability to control who their children can call or text and when, block texts from bullies and even limit when they can go online. The Vodafone Guardian app also gives parents the ability to lock out apps such as games at certain times of the day, such as homework time. Experts in how young people interact with technology hope they will open family discussions about appropriate use of smartphones.