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Bitdefender Beta Tests Parental Control Standalone that Aids Parent-Child Communication

June 2012

Help test the standalone that protects kids, eases parental concerns


Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, has launched public beta testing of a novel parental control system aimed at increasing open communication between parents and kids.

Parental Control Standalone, opened to public beta testing on 11th June, allows parents to protect their children from online dangers by simply checking up on their mobile phone or any other Internet-connected device. With GPS tracking, parents know where their children are so they can protect them from real-world threats.

The Facebook monitoring feature identifies kids’ profiles, allowing parents to monitor kids’ social accounts without being necessarily in the friends’ list. Extensive reports outline their children’s friends, comments, posts, photos, and their main interests.

“Parental Control Standalone is loaded with interesting features that help parents manage the dangers their kids are exposed to in the online environment,” said Mihaela Masdrag, Product Manager at Bitdefender. “Most important, our parental control software monitors instead of blocking, promoting honest communication between parents and kids.”

To this end, the child has to allow the social media app when he enters his account, but the parent is also alerted when children uninstall it. “Honest communication or reading the about section of the app lets children know they are monitored,” Masdrag said.

Bitdefender Parental Control Standalone also gives beta testers the opportunity to try the online user friendly interface, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device.


Bitdefender Standalone Parental Control module is available for free beta testing at: