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Mobicip Mentioned in The New York Times

 We are happy to share that Mobicip was mentioned in The New York Times yesterday in the Motherlode, Adventures in Parenting, category. Amy O'Leary wrote a great article titled: "Can Your Child Find Porn on Your Phone?". We encourage you to read the complete article to get all of Amy's internet safety tips. You can also read these other articles by Amy for more Parenting advice: "So How Do We Talk About This? When Children See Internet Pornography" and "How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography: Parents’ Stories and Expert Advice".

Amy writes in Motherloade, Adventures in Parenting, article: 
 
"3. Don’t forget that smartphone, or the neighbor’s open WiFi connection.
 
We don’t just live in an age awash in devices, but networks, too. Smartphones and some tablets can connect to the Internet on cellular phone networks, and no amount of filtering on your home network can batten down another person’s open WiFi connection. One option for mobile devices is to install a filtered mobile Web browser,  such as Mobicip, to replace the standard Web browser on those devices, and works anywhere you take them, including iPod Touches, iPads, iPhones as well as PCs, and Linux and Android-based devices.
 
'It’s sort of like teaching them how to drive,' said Suren Ramasubbu, the founder and C.E.O. of Mobicip, 'You let them browse and they run into content that’s blocked and they come and talk to you.' Then, he says, you can slowly open up access settings."
 
Once again, we encourage you to read the complete article at The New York Times site.  

GottaBeMobile.com Discusses iPad Parental Controls and Content Filtering

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Thank you K. T. Bradford for publishing "How to Set Up iPad Parental Controls and Content Filtering". At Mobicip, we value mobile learning and education and appreciate K.T.'s attention to internet safety.

We encourage you to  read to the complete article "How to Set Up iPad Parental Controls and Content Filtering" at GottaBeMobile.com.

Important details shared:

  • "About two-thirds of parents with a mobile device engage in “pass-back” behavior — handing a phone or tablet to your child so they can play games, read books, and engage in other activities."
  • "For very young children turning the iPad’s Safari browser off completely is a good idea. Older kids can benefit from browsing, especially if they’re using the iPad for learning. To keep them away from inappropriate websites and content, invest in the Mobicip Safe Browser."

Once again, we encourage you to  read to the complete article "How to Set Up iPad Parental Controls and Content Filtering" at GottaBeMobile.com.
 

Move our Educational System into the Digital Age

Don Knezek, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, shared these Top Five Lessons for the Digital Age on the EdWeek Blog. We agree with these lessons and we encourage you to read the complete article.

Knezek states the importance of this move into the digital age and asks: "How else can we prepare our children with the skills and literacies they'll need to thrive in school, work, and civic life? That's what we want for them, isn't it?" Here are his five lessons to get us started.

1.) Want a future for our kids? Build a bridge.

2.) Concerned about educational value? Advocate for it.

3.) Want a world class education system? Collaborate internationally.

4.) Concerned about competitiveness? Invest in great teachers and school leaders.

5.) Want transformation? Go with the flow.

Mobicip is a huge advocate for moving the educational system into the digital age, especially with a focus on mobile learning. You can get more iformation about Mobicip Safe Browser for iPad, iPod, and iPhone. You can also find information about Mobicip for Android devices like the Kindle Fire and Samsung Tablet. Mobicip Web Filter is also offered for Windows and Linux. 

 

Mobicip E-Newsletter: Vote for Mobicip - About.com Reader's Choice Awards

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In this issue...

  1. Vote for Mobicip - About.com Reader's Choice Awards
  2. New-Look Website and Web Monitor
  3. Mobicip for Android & Kindle Fire

 

Vote for Mobicip - About.com Reader's Choice Awards

A quick plug before we get down to business! For the 3rd straight year, Mobicip's Safe Browser is a finalist in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards for the best iPhone & iPod touch browser. When you get a second, please go here and vote for Mobicip. Word of mouth means everything to us and the Mobicip crew appreciates your help.

New-Look Website and Web Monitor

You may have noticed that the Mobicip website has been completely redesigned. The goal of the redesign was to make the site easier to navigate and make it more intuitive and user-friendly. The Web Monitor has been completely revamped as well and you should have a more seamless experience now. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Mobicip for Android & Kindle Fire

Mobicip for Android was launched as a beta in late December. It has been an huge hit among parents and schools, especially on Amazon's Kindle Fire. We are happy to announce that Mobicip will be available for purchase and download from the Android Market very soon. 

Meanwhile, if you are an existing Mobicip user, simply follow the instructions in this tutorial to setup Mobicip on your Android device right away. If you are not a current Mobicip user and are interested in trying the beta as a free trial, visit the Mobicip for Android page and click Get Started. 

At Mobicip, we are constantly listening to users and acting on their feedback. Please feel free to contact us here, via email or on the forum. Your voice is important to us, and it can help all of our users.

Sincerely
Mobicip Crew

 

How to Setup Parental Controls on an iPad by AppleToolbox.com

Apple Toolbox recently shared an article explaining how to setup parental controls on an iPad, go to AppleToolbox.com to view. They share third party solutions and state: "You may want a secure and safe web browsing for your family. Ther are various apps for this.  The most famous one is Mobicip, which is available at the app store for $4.99." 

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Web Filter Article Rec: Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets

Thank you Maggie Reardon from CNET for answering Paula's question! Concerned parent, Paula wrote Maggie:

web filter ipod touch 

Subject: Putting the iPod Touch on lock-down
Dear Maggie,
My 10-year-old daughter wants an iPod Touch for Christmas. I'm sure it's because all of her friends have one and are playing games and other apps on it. But I am nervous about getting her one. I trust her, but I do not think she needs all of the technologies that come on an iPod Touch. I really do not want the outside world getting in touch with her! Is there some type of other technology or device I can get her so she can play apps and at the same time not have a Skype phone, camera, video, GPS, etc.? I feel so old school, but I do not think a 10-year-old needs to be texting, etc!!! All and any advice would really be helpful!
Thanks,
Paula

Maggie responded and posted "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets."

In the article, Maggie shares: "More and more parents are giving their kids tablets, game consoles, laptops, and other Internet-connected devices as special holiday gifts. But how do you keep Junior safe as he's downloading apps, playing games online and exploring the World Wide Web?"

"Luckily, there are several apps that can help you monitor your daughter's browsing and usage on her iPod Touch, if you ever feel like you want to allow her a bit more freedom. Mobicip Safe Browser is a popular Web filter. It can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99 and it's used instead of the Safari browser on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It's basically a browser that filters Web content to ensure it's safe for your daughter. iRover Surf Safe is another app that offers similar functionality. And there are many more."

Thank you again Maggie for mentioning Mobicip as a web filter solution. You can read Maggie's complete article here.

Mobicip E-Newsletter: Announcing Mobicip for Android

 
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In this issue...

  1. Mobicip for Android - Now Available in Beta
  2. Redesigned Website Launched
  3. Parents.com - Best Apps to Prevent Cyberbullying

 

Mobicip for Android - Now Available in Beta

Mobicip has helped tens of thousands of parents and schools to create a safe browsing environment on iOS-based mobile devices like the iPad for students and children to learn. We are happy to announce that Mobicip is now available for smartphone and tablets using the Google Android OS. This includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus One, Amazon's Kindle Fire, among others.

Simply email us or contact us here to sign-up for the beta program. The Safe Browser for Android should be available on the Android Market soon!

Redesigned Website Launched

You may have noticed that the Mobicip website has been completely redesigned recently. The goal of the redesign was to make the site easier to navigate and make things easier to find. Take a look and let us know what you think!

The Web Monitor (the web-based application after login that allows you to configure your filtering, customize parental control settings, and monitor browsing activity remotely) is undergoing a revamp as well to make the application more usable and easy to setup.

Mobicip Time Limits Users - Please Setup Your Time Zone

If you have setup the Time Limits feature in your Mobicip account, please take a minute to login at Mobicip.com, select Settings > Time Limits, and setup your time zone.

This will ensure your time limits settings are based on the time zone you select and more importantly, account for daylight savings if applicable. If you do not select the time zone at this time, the time limits you had setup will continue to be applied, but potentially with a 1-hour offset due to the daylight savings time change. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused already.

Please follow the steps above, and review your time limits settings one more time to make sure you are all set.

At Mobicip, we are constantly listening to users and acting on their feedback. Please feel free to contact us here, via email or on the forum. Your voice is important to us, and it can help all of our users.

Sincerely
Mobicip Crew

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Awards & Reviews

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"In 2010 Mobicip was awarded the 2010 Parents' Choice Silver Honors Award for top mobile app for kids. It includes a wide array of parental controls, including category blocking, time limits, Internet activity reports, blocked phrases, and YouTube filtering."


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