February 25, 2014

Content Filtering: a useful tool for parents who want more control

By J.P. Brocket, Manager, Product and Services at Sprint

Today 56% of kids age 8-12 have a cell phone1  and one in four American teenagers accesses the Internet primarily through mobile.2   So it’s no surprise parents express concern about the content their children may have access to on a mobile device.
Just as Sprint has been a strong parent partner by offering the useful suite of security and safety services such as Sprint Guardian, we also offer parents the tool to filter content for any phone on their account.  Content Filtering helps parents set boundaries to help ensure kids are using devices in a way their parents deem appropriate whether they are at home, at school or on-the-go. Content Filtering is an opt-in service that allows customers the choice to block Web destinations pertaining to “Adult Content”, and “Malware”.  
The service is free to Sprint customers and easy to set up on Sprint.com. After logging into your My Account page simply click on My Preferences, then limits and permissions and then click on content filter. Select the phone for which you want the filter to apply and click save.
Sprint is a leader in mobile security and safety, and Content Filtering is just the latest in a series of valuable services Sprint offers to help consumer and enterprise customers manage and protect their devices – and help parents have peace of mind about their children’s mobile experience. Content Filtering provides families with the flexibility to ensure that all members of their family enjoy a safe and age-appropriate Internet experience on Sprint devices.
  1. CTIA March 2013
  2. Pew Internet Research March 2013

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