As our children head back to school it’s time to get them prepared. If you have tweens or teens who are headed back to school with devices how are you keeping their devices safe?
ESET Mobility Security is an application that protects your Android smartphone and is also available for your tablet devices. With ESET Mobile Security you can explore the web knowing that your phone is safe from phishing, and viruses. I really like that the Anti-Phishing shields your identity and personal data against theft, while SMS & Call Filter helps you manage your time by making it easy to define who can contact you and when. As a parent this is a feature that I really want and need for our children.
Another feature I really like is that it protects my children from viruses when downloading apps, files, images, etc. onto their devices device.
I found it incredibly easy to scan my daughters phone for any problems right through the app.
Additionally the Anti-Theft feature increases the chances of recovering your lost or stolen device by enabling it to email you notifications, transmit its current location so you can track it on my.eset.com, sound an alarm or even erase the contents remotely.
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So how are you keeping your children’s devices safe?
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Beverly M says
I don’t have a smartphone, but my daughter does. I’ll have to ask her. Thanks.
Nicole Millheim says
I use a hard pw!
Kim Parrott says
I am very careful about the information I allow to put on my smartphone. They can’t get what hasn’t been put out there!
Terry Bellender says
I have AVG installed plus I lock both phone and laptop when not in use
I keep my phone locked with a pattern, and I also have AVG antivirus installed.
Melanie Comello says
I use VZ protect,which is offered by my cell company for my smartphone, i also use bitdefender to help out with virus protection.
susan smoaks says
i haven’t thought about it before so i don’t currently do anything but i am going to start!
I only use a smartphone over wifi, and only my family has access to it, so I don’t attempt to keep it safe, I know I should still!
cynthia Painter says
It is hard for me to say, since I still have a dumb phone! I guess I would be using a strong password for sure!
Christina Sparks says
I do not have a smartphone
Brittney House says
I limit the websites I go to if they seem shady.
Ellie W says
I have everything password protected. But I don’t do any banking or bill paying on my phone.
kyl neusch says
use a special Firewall App
I don’t use it for things that need passwords.
Pat B says
I don’t have a smartphone right now, but if I did, it would be password-protected
Kim H says
I use a hard password
Susan Smith says
I change my password a lot
Tara Woods says
I don’t own a smartphone. I only text and talk on my phone.
Barbara Fox says
I don’t use it for anything important such as banking.
Denise S says
I don’t have one, but I should probably learn soon in case I ever get one.
I don’t have a smart phone. Still using my flip phone I got 6 years ago!
Leslie L Stanziani says
I try to not log into anything like my bank account on my phone unless I connect to my password protected home internet.
I try to use a complicated password to keep myself safe, but I am sure there is more I could do.
joe gersch says
i use a password
RICHARD HICKS says
I use a complicated password to keep it safe
danielle Marie says
i change my password regularly. i should probably do more.
Jill Myrick says
We change our passwords often and rarely use our phones for going on the internet.
I try not to use websites with passwords on my smartphone.
Erica B. says
I don’t really do much except for not sharing my info.
Stacey b says
I use a special Firewall App to help keep my information safe.
Daniel M says
don’t have a smartphone anymore so i’m 100% secure
Miz Vickik says
I change my password a lot.
Vera S says
We use passwords and limit what we do on the phone. We need to be more proactive I’m sure. Too late after the horse is out of the barn. 🙂
I have it password protected and virus software is enabled.
Samii Meyer says
I use the Lookout security that comes with my Tmobile account
I use a password. And I never do anytype of monetary trans actions on my phone. I figure I ought to be responsible to know my balance and what know with out having to check my phone.
Karen Drake says
I haven’t done anything to keep my information safe, I honestly had never thought about it until I read this post, now I think I need to do something about it.
Karen Gray says
I don’t, truth be told. I just sort of assume it’s safe enough and go on about my business. That’s probably not the wisest plan though. This thing would be a much better idea!
This is a great app! I don’t do much to protect myself besides using passwords and a virus scan…perhaps I need to step it up.
Lisa V. says
I really haven’t done anything, but guess I should get started.
Marina @ Mommy Snippets says
Great things to know. Thanks for sharing!
I suppose I really wasn’t doing enough to ensure the safety of our devices. Thanks for the great tips!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
I guess since we don’t have kids, I’ve never really thought about their device security, but now that you mention it, I can see how it is super important!
Barbie's Beauty Bits says
A ransom, that is crazy! I’ve never heard of any such thing for a computer or phone!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am glad to see there is a product like this out there. Thanks for sharing i will be on the lookout for this.
I really haven’t thought about it and really haven’t done anything so far
Travel Blogger says
So many students have their cellphones stolen from schools! Its sad, and it’s so expensive too. It’s good to have them protected.
I don’t think my phone is protected. I could use this service for sure.
I make sure that I have a lock password, and I only download apps from trusted sites.
Liz Mays says
I’m sure I’m not doing enough to protect my devices. This is a little scary. I need to step things up.
Thomas Gibson says
I rarely use my phone as it is. I dont go out very often. I suppose I never gave it a thought.
Having an app like that would be awesome! I worry when my son gets a cell phone!
I haven’t done anything to keep it safe, I never even thought about it before, thanks for the info!!
Krystal's Kitsch says
There are so many things to think about with technology. Thanks for sharing these tips!
April Brenay says
i rarely use my cell phone anymore, its basically for calls and thats it
Catherine S says
I haven’t done anything to protect my sons phone. Thanks for the information I need to get this for all of our phones.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
I should probably put something on my phone and tablet. My computer has a fingerprint scanner and our wifi is pretty well protected.
Debbie Denny says
Great info to digest. So much is going on out there, kids need to be protected.
This seems like it would be great to help with my kids’ devices! I’ve talked to my kids about what they download, but they don’t get it.
Stacy N says
I really don’t do much.
Rachelle J says
What a great way to keep your devices safe! I think it’s really important for tweens and teens because they are more likely to fall victim to scams online right!? I only have a 6 year old, but I know it will only be a matter of time before she gets a phone and it’s great to know that programs like this exist, thanks for sharing!
It’s really important to make sure those phones are safe. we keep so much of our lives on them now. 🙂
My kids try to download a ton of games on the ipad. I don’t let them use my phone or we would be in trouble! Thanks for the info.
Kimmy Ripley says
I do not use my phone to make purchases or check my bank info.
Geoff K says
I avoid using my phone for anything involving my bank account and credit card info, and beyond that I make sure to change my passwords regularly and avoid sharing personal info, even through texts and emails on my phone.
heather s says
It is encrypted and has a password
Umm.. I don’t really
Suzanne K says
I only do on line banking via my home network and don’t do anything that involves logons/passwords away from home. I also don’t really do much online on my phone.
Lisa Bristol says
This has opened my eyes. Thanks for such a informative post. I will be looking into this for sure.
angela cunningham says
i don’t have anything on my phone for security
Tara Funair says
I don’t have anything on my phone that provides that security 🙁
i have to be more diligent about securing my devices. i’ll look into this for kids
Mary O'Malley says
What a great app find. I hope that parents will use this and find it as easy and helpful as you had.
My son has access to our tablet, but he can’t download anything (only I have the password for downloads.) The same goes with my phone. I hate that we have to be so extra concerned about these things!
Margaret Smith says
Honestly, I don’t do anything, however we really should.
Love this! We have to remember that our smartphones should be called mini-computers. Just like computers, we can get hacked and get viruses.
Adrienne gordon says
I have a pin on it
Janel (A Mom's Take) says
I actually don’t do much. I keep a good password on my Wifi so it can’t be stolen, but other than that I really don’t do anything. Sounds like I need to up my game a bit.
I need this. I dont ever make purchases from my phone but I still always get nervous about stuff like this. I know iPhones are suppose to be hard to hack but you never know.
We have a password on our phone. Other than that we don’t but should.
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
That’s one thing I really like about mac products – hard to hack! 🙂 I never make purchases on my phone and have a password lock on apps like Starbucks.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I haven’t done anything, but now I feel like I Need to take some action. Jeez – it’s scary out there.