Guardian Sets Usage Limits On Your Kids' Phones

Android: Parents often want their kids to have mobiles for security reasons, but don't want them used constantly. Guardian is a free app that lets you set usage limits on who your kids can contact, which apps they can run and the times when they can use the phone.

You can set Guardian to block specific apps, or only allow them to be run at certain times of day. You can also control texting and web access the same way. Calls from numbers not on the phone's contact list can be blocked. An emergency mode lets the phone be used for calls when the phone is locked, but automatically notifies a parent via text when this happens.

While Guardian is developed by Vodafone, it can be used on any network. (The main visible Vodafone component is that Vodafone customer service numbers are automatically included on the "always allowed" list.)

Guardian is a free download from Google Play. If you try it out, tell us your experience in the comments.

Vodafone Guardian


    Is there an app for iOs that makes it this easy to limit kids iPhone and iPad use?

    The vast majority of kids who can use a smartphone would probably be able to get around this. Oh, and to the commenter above; it's not possible on iOS due to the closed system. There may be something for jailbroken devices, but I really don't see the point due to how easily it would be bypassed.

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