Black mirror style web monitoring system lets parents remotely schedule children's web access

Mail Online | 2/12/2019 | Yuan Ren For Mailonline
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A new product that claims to 'hardwire' childrens' phones to gives total parental control over what their child's internet access is being introduced in the UK.

The technology, described as 'the first of its kind' by its Irish makers iKydz, lets parents customise their child's access to the internet via an app on their phone.

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It is reminiscent of an episode of the popular sci-fi series Black Mirror called Arkangel, in which a paranoid mother has a chip inserted into her daughter's head to track her at all times.

The product can be set up on any device or system, and can be linked to any of phones, tablets, laptops without being locked to any network or hardware brand.

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The control can operate over WiFi or 3G or 4G signal, whenever and wherever the child's phone or other hardware device is able to connect to the internet.

The products works through a central control app downloaded on the adult's phone, and an app on each of the child's that the parent is trying to control.

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While it does not actually let parents monitor their child's activity, parents can set which sites and what time slots are off bounds for their child.

The product once activated cannot be removed by 'tech-savvy children' unlike traditional parental control apps, according to its Irish maker Zyalin Group.

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iKydz is a range of internet control products that includes the iKydz App, and the iKydz hub device that can be directly plugged into the WiFi router at...
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