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Apps to keep your kids and information safe

Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 10:52:31-04

It's been known that technology is meant to make our lives easier and stress free, but you want to make the kids and yourself safer when you hand over the phone or tablet for them to play with.

Here's some apps that focus on protecting your child and your information.

LastPass Password Manager

We're constantly online, which means we need a different user name and password for each app or account we have. They pile up, and it can be difficult to try and remember them all.

With LastPass Password Manager, it saves all your user names and passwords all in one place.

Every time you log in to a different website, click on the LastPass icon and it automatically saves your log-in information. The information goes into the vault, so you can access the information when you need it.

Create an account with an email address and a strong master password, because this is the last password you'll ever have to remember. The best part is you can access this app from your computer and any other mobile device.

App Lock

When the kids want to play games on your phone, most of the time it's easy just to hand it over. Then there's the worry that the kids will mess with all the important apps on your phone like email, texting, and social media.

With App Lock, you can lock any app on your phone with a password. Within App Lock, select the app you don't want the kids to use, and enter a password.

Then the next time the app is opened, it will ask for a code, and the app will only open if they enter in the correct code.

Norton Family Parental Control

If you're looking for an app to protect the kids while they're browsing the web, consider downloading the Norton Family Parental Control app.

The app lets you see the websites your kids are looking at and restrict access to inappropriate websites.

You can also set up email alerts to let you know when your child tries to do something online that they're not supposed to. Plus if you don't mind spending a little bit of money, the premium version lets you monitor the apps downloaded by your child and block them if it's against the rules you set on the app.

All these apps are available at the Apple Store and Google Play.