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Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021 will take place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021, when - once again - we'll join forces across the globe to work "Together for a better internet".

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6th National Cybersecurity drill

6th National Cybersecurity drill

The virtual drill is organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, represented by Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT) in cooperation and coordination with the Cyber Defence Centre. Thirty-two government institutions participate in the drill.

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Oman Hosts the 8th Cybersecurity Drill with the Participation of 25 Countries

Oman Hosts the 8th Cybersecurity Drill with the Participation of 25 Countries

Under the theme "Controlling the cybersecurity risks associated with remote work", the Ministry represented by Oman CERT organize the 8th cybersecurity drill for the Arab countries and the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, with the participation of 25 Arab and regional countries.

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Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020

To mark Safer Internet Day 2020 with the rest of the world, Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC), represented by Oman National CERT organizes a one day social media campaign on February 11th, 2020.

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Regional Cybersecurity Week 2019

Regional Cybersecurity Week 2019

The 2nd Regional Cybersecurity Week will be held from 27th to 31st October 2019 in Kempinski Hotel, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman...

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Mobile Parental Control

Mobile Parental Control

Category: Mobile Security | Published Date: 25/07/2013 | Author: OCERT | Rating: Mobile Parental Control(36 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.