Verizon Adds Parental Control App to Track Kids

Verizon has announced that it is upgrading it parental control app named FamilyBase. The new parenting controls app will now allow parents to track their kids. This app will allow parents to check the battery status of their kids’ phones, set content filters, manage screen time, pause internet access and collect a summary of call and text history.


Maximum 10 family members can use this app, that provides a different ways for parents to monitor their kids when they are using their phones. Content filters allows parents to block objectionable websites as well as content in categories such as violence and drugs, alcohol, and gambling, even they can simply restrict access to certain apps. Unwanted content can also be blocked by Parents, they can view their kid’s text and call history as discussed above.

Verizon Adds Parental Control App that allows parents to Track their Kids

Subscription of a basic Verizon Smart Family costs $5 per month and it will allows parents the majority of the capability offerings. However if parents also want to use the location tracking feature and the alerts then they will have to bear the cost of $10 per month premium subscription.

Verizon Senior Product Manager Susie Fernandes said in a statement

“Being a parent in today’s digital world can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be, We created Verizon Smart Family to give parents the tools they need to help them raise tech savvy kids with a healthy and responsible approach to screen time and content viewing.”

Through location tracking parents can see that where a child is and it can also send a push notification to the parents if child leave a specific area.

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