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Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. In the Sultanate, Oman National CERT as the official SID National Committee is taking the initiative nationally...

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ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center and Oman Oil Company organize a workshop on protecting O&G

ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center and Oman Oil Company organize a workshop on protecting O&G

ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center and Oman Oil Company (OOC) in collaboration with Oman National CERT...

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Arab Regional Cyber Drill (ALERT) – Fifth edition

Arab Regional Cyber Drill (ALERT) – Fifth edition

The ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC) is organizing the fifth Arab Regional Cyber Drill-Applied Learning for Emergency Response Teams (ALERT) for the Arab Region.

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3rd National Cyber Drill 2016

3rd National Cyber Drill 2016

The exercise aims to Enhance the Collaboration between Governments and critical national infrastructure Sector to better respond to cyber threats ...

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5th Regional CyberSecurity summit

5th Regional CyberSecurity summit

The sultanate, represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) participates in the 5th Regional CyberSecurity Summit which started today morning, Sunday 30th October 2016, in Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt.

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Mobile Parental Control

Mobile Parental Control

Category: Mobile Security | Published Date: 25/07/2013 | Author: OCERT | Rating: Mobile Parental Control(1 Votes)


Our children are exposed to many different online material and it’s a good idea to limit them to certain trusted and worthy apps and websites to gain knowledge and to nurture their brains and practical thinking without exposing them to harmful material.

Parental control is a supervision feature that enables parents to control what their children do, browse, and watch on their mobile devices. Parental controls falls into four main categories:

  • Content Filters: which limit access to age appropriate content
  • Usage Controls, which constrain the usage of these devices such as placing time-limits on usage or forbidding certain types of usage
  • Computer usage management tools: which allow parents to enforce learning time into child computing time
  • Monitoring: which can track location and activity when using mobile devices.

Due to the importance of such control, the biggest gaming consoles in the market like PlayStation, Xbox, Wii and Nintendo have implemented built-in parental control system to manage the usage and content filtration while playing.

There are a number of good apps that provide parental control services including: Kytephone: Parental Control, Parental Control Board, and Kaspersky Parental Control.