MADRID, 13 Sep. (Portaltic/EP) –
Trend Micro has announced the launch in Spain of Trend Micro Family, a digital tool to help parents ensure that their children’s screen time is safe.
Parents see in a positive way the time their children spend on the Internet, They consider that it provides them with social and emotional support (63%), or has even helped them to create stronger bonds with their friends (64%), according to a recent study by the Digital Wellness Lab.
Nevertheless, they are also concerned about the amount of time their children spend in front of the screen, which for 61 percent of parents is too much.
Trend Micro Family has been developed in coordination with Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program, a philanthropic initiative launched in 2008 and currently active in 20 countries. The program is designed to educate parents, teachers, and children of all ages on how to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and positively.
Trend Micro Family is a free tool for parents that allows optimize the best security and privacy settings on social media accounts of your children centrally, instead of configuring it in each individual app, as the company explains in a statement.
It also provides a more secure Internet environment by blur explicit images, as well as prevent them from accessing inappropriate sites and block unwanted ads or third.party ad trackers.
Families with several children can choose the appropriate configuration for each of them. And parents and guardians alike can watch their kids interact with the internet to make screen time management decisions and encourage healthy digital habits.
The tool also offers visibility reports, with which parents and guardians can gain a deeper understanding of their children’s interests and concerns, which can support ongoing conversations between families on how to practice healthy digital habits.
Trend Micro Family is available in two forms, Trend Micro Family for Parents, the application that parents download, and Trend Micro Family for Kids, which is installed on children’s device. Additionally, Trend Micro Family for Kids includes a companion Chrome extension for a safer web browsing experience that can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.
Trend Micro plans expand functions Trend Micro Family to include compatibility with other apps from social networks like TikTok and Facebook, filter explicit videos and offer more educational resources and advice to parents and children.