MMGuardian Blog

Up to 30% of Parents are using Phone Monitoring Apps

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In the second of Sprint’s series of Mobile Lifestyle Surveys, 30% of parents from downtown locations reported using some form of phone monitoring app. However, in smaller towns and rural locations, the rate was somewhat lower at 17%.

Here at MMGuardian HQ we are also seeing that parents are increasingly adopting our Parental Control app to help with the challenges faced when giving their child a smartphone. Whilst technology such as that available from MMGuardian can not fully replace “old fashioned parenting”, it can go a very long way to help!

A nice write up of the survey, with additonal facts and figures, is available from WirelessWeek at: http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2015/08/sprint-more-parents-ok-giving-pre-teens-phones


Enhanced Anti-Tamper Protection

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From version 2.3.5 onwards of the MMGuardian Parental Control app for Android phones, we’ve included additional anti-tamper protection measures. This extra level of protection can only be enabled from within the app on the phone. So, after upgrading the app to the latest version, please do open the app on your child’s phone and follow […]


App Update Info on Parent App

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When you next launch the recently updated version of the Parent App (version 2.1.4), the app will check with the MMGuardian system to see if updates are available. If there are updates for the applications installed on any of the phones or tablets on your account, you will see the pop up screen shown above. To get additional details […]


App Update Alert at Parent Web Portal

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When logging into the Parent Web Portal, you will soon start to see an alert if there are any updates for the applications installed on any of the phones or tablets on your account. You’ll see a pop up window the first time, like the one pictured here. On subsequent visits to the web portal, there will […]


Quiet Time for Alerts on Parent App

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Parent App Quiet Time The recent update to the Parent App, version 2.1.4, includes the ability for you to set a daily time period during which the app will not issue any audible or vibe notification when an alert is received. Perhaps we were not feeling very creative the day we developed this, as we simply call this function “Quiet […]


MMGuardian now includes Web Filter

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Internet Filter for Android Phones and Tablets Now you can easily block access to web sites ranging from adult content and alcohol through to violence and weapons, plus of course other “not safe for kids” categories such as porn and tobacco. We recently added a web filter and a safe browser function to both the MMGuardian […]


Parent App Alert Notification Settings

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The new version of the Parent App, 1.0.8, adds settings to control on a per-alert and per-phone basis, whether to generate a user-notification when the alert is received. The alerts will always be delivered to the Parent App, these settings just control whether your own phone will make a sound and vibrate when the alert […]


Limit Game Time On Android Devices

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The recent update to the Tablet app introduced a feature that’s been in the MMGuardian Parental Control phone app for some time now – the ability limit the time that an application, such as a game, may be used on the device each day. Separate settings are available for weekdays and weekends. In the tablet […]


Android Parental Control Tablet App Updated

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Our app providing Android Parental Control for tablets has recently been updated and now supports remote management and reporting via the MMGuardian Parent Web Portal. We’ve also updated the user interface for App Control, which we hope you’ll like. Just upgrade the app and head over to family.mmguardian.com to make use of the portal. You’ll […]


Why Protecting Your Child’s Smartphone is Better than Sticking with a Feature Phone

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By Paul Grossinger In the wake of concerns over children’s abuse of smartphones, many parents are opting for an out of the box solution: giving their kids retro feature-phones that don’t have apps, internet access, and other features that routinely worry parents. Unfortunately, buying your child a feature phone does not end risk from cell […]