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Mobile Apps Expose Kids to Internet Risks; Net Nanny Will Protect.

Update to Net Nanny for Android Launches with App Manager

SALT LAKE CITY -- Smartphones and tablets have changed the way kids access the Internet. ContentWatch, makers of Net Nanny (www.netnanny.com), wants parents to be aware of the safety risks mobile apps pose to their kids and is launching a major update to Net Nanny for Android with App Manager to help protect them.

"While using apps on smartphones and tablets, kids are at risk of exposure to adult or mature content, malicious apps and unintentional in-app purchases," said Russ Warner, CEO of ContentWatch/Net Nanny. "Instead of surfing in a browser, kids spend much of their time using apps on their mobile devices. Many mobile apps access the Internet as part of their functionality."

Available now, the update to Net Nanny for Android with App Manager addresses these issues by giving parents the tools they need to protect their kids, whether they are browsing or using apps. It includes Internet safety features plus the new App Manager, which gives parents control over the apps used on smartphones and tablets. It is a perfect companion for Net Nanny for Windows.

Net Nanny for Android with App Manager features:

* App Inventory Report

* Block or Allow - Block or allow specific apps.

* App Installation - Prevents new apps from being added to mobile devices until approved, and may be configured to block Android app stores and marketplaces.

* Remote Administration - Control mobile apps from any Internet connection.

Other Net Nanny for Android features:

* Age-Appropriate Filtering - Includes four pre-defined, age-appropriate user profiles for filter settings.

* Filtering Categories - Filters 18 pre-defined categories.

* Non-Protected Browser Blocking - Blocks all other browsers.

* Circumvention Prevention - Prevents circumvention of Net Nanny protection.

* Real-Time Contextual Analysis - Evaluates/blocks/allows web pages in real time.

* Profanity Masking

Net Nanny is offering a June-only 15 percent discount on a one-year subscription. The ongoing subscription is US $19.99 per year for one mobile device and up to 50 percent off for multiple devices.

Net Nanny for Android is available from www.netnanny.com and most popular Android marketplaces, including Google Play.

Net Nanny is the leading provider of Internet parental control solutions for consumers. With the proliferation of mobile devices, Net Nanny's mission is to protect kids and families on all devices, wherever they are. www.netnanny.com
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