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Parenting Blog

  Your job as a parent is the most important job you will ever have.  WebSafety is your partner in being the best parent you can be.  We are parents too and know how critical it is to stay informed and share information with other parents.  The WebSafety Blog is our commitment to our community of users to share thoughtful and relevant insights on the challenges of parenting in the digital age.  Although the news can often paint a bleak picture of the challenges we face as parents, we know that staying focused on the positive side of parenting is equally as important.  Stay informed and join in the conversation.  

Setup Resources

  WebSafety is a simple solution for mobile device monitoring because we are 100% mobile. You won’t need to install a router in your home.  You won’t need to do anything on your PC or laptop. The real power of WebSafety is realized as you connect to a wider range of your child’s digital life.  We can help you configure the basics within just a few minutes or establish our entire suite of monitoring in less than 15 minutes.  We have put together a simple outline of the steps involved and a few videos to watch while you perform the setup.  

Troubleshooting

  We know that new technology can be frustrating at times, even simple mobile apps.  In addition to our Setup Resources, we have compiled our most frequently asked questions for your reference. We invite you to learn a bit more about WebSafety by visiting our FAQ page. If you still need help and want to get our Technical Support team involved, please tap on the Support button at the bottom of the page. We have handled most situations in the past and think your answer may just be a tap or two away.  

Parent’s Mobile Device Setup

1. Install for Parent

Install WebSafety on the parent’s Android or iOS mobile device.  Download the app from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

2. Create Account

Your account credentials will be your e-mail address and a password that will be used on both the parent and children’s mobile devices.

3. Verify Account

We will send an e-mail to the specified address as a security check.  Open the message and tap on the Verify Account button.  If you can’t find the e-mail from WebSafety, check your Junk Mail folder.

4. Start Free Trial

Tap on the Start Free Trial button to begin the account creation process.  You will be prompted to select a subscription type and need to be setup for payment in the corresponding app store.

Download and Setup Child’s Device

5. Install On Child's Device

Install WebSafety on the child’s Android or iOS mobile device.  Download the app from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

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6. Setup Child's Profile

Tap the Sign-in On Child’s Device button and enter the parent’s e-mail address and password. Complete the child’s profile with their name, photo and custom color to be easily recognized in the Dashboard.

7. Connect iCloud Account

For iOS users, connect the child’s iCloud account for monitoring of text messages and web browsing history. WebSafety relies on daily iCloud backups, so make sure they are turned on through the Settings app.

8. Connect Social Media

Connect the child’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to monitor postings for inappropriate images and language in comments.  You will need to have the username and password for each social media account.

Start Monitoring on Parent Device

9. View Parent Dashboard

Tap the Sign-in On Parent’s Device button then Select the Dashboard option from the main menu.  Easily switch between each child’s account to see a historical log of notifications from all of WebSafety’s monitoring features.

10. View Monitoring Details

Tap through the various menu options to se details from each feature.  Tap on Messages to see a history of all text messages sent and received from the child’s Android device.  Tap on Web to see a history of all Android web sites visited and flags for inappropriate sites.  Tap on Maps and select a time period to see the specific travel patterns of your child.  Tap on Social Photos to see each Facebook and Instagram post of your child’s along with comments and likes.  Tap on Talks To to see the most frequently messaged contacts over different periods of time.

11. Create Geo-fences

From the Maps feature, you can create common places and have alerts sent to you when the child device arrives or leaves from that location.

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12. Create Curfews

From the Curfew feature, you can create blocks of time that the child’s device will not be able to be used.

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