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Launchers with parental controls for an Android used by children

Why it is a good idea to install a children’s launcher on a child’s Android

Children are exposed to any content that is displayed on the internet. In search of cartoons o content related to your ageThey are users very susceptible to receiving content that is not appropriate and that they cannot control since they do not have the necessary knowledge.

There are always the figures of the parents to prevent them from entering inappropriate places or doing things with the mobile that they should not, such as making a phone call. However, these launchers that we are going to propose can fulfill this task all day or as long as the children handle the terminal, being a break for parents or grandparents.

What parental control features do they offer

We already know that parental control offers a lot of flexibility to adults so that they can leave their phones to the smallest of the house without any type of danger. These launchers offer different tools to achieve this objective, either in terms of security or in terms of preventing the child from procrastinating with the mobile.

The measures are various. This parental control can be configured to limit screen hours, block ads (especially if they are not appropriate) or control of certain websites. They also allow you to set passwords in certain key applications that only adults can use, such as the bank app, social networks or the phone to prevent them from making calls.

Launchers recommended to control mobile use by children

Now, we are going with the best options we have on Android to carry out that parental control with which parents, in general, will be much more calm when their children handle the terminal.

Luna Launcher, one of the best launchers for kids

Luna is a launcher that is adapted and designed for children. It has a simple, limited, and colorful interface. What is it based on? On a white background where we will have our applications and shortcuts organized. Say that the color can be changed between several of those that are integrated.

All of this start menu is modifiable. The little ones will be able to change the home screen, but not the configuration of the applications that will be displayed. To do this you need a password. A way to prevent them from installing applications that they should not since only the elderly, who know the password, will be able to do so.

Kids Launcher

Another application designed for parents who want their children to use their mobile in a responsible way. Parental control functions in child mode offer parents great flexibility in setting up their phone and tablets to limit screen time, block ads and inappropriate content.

Once installed, we run the launcher and we will find a Setup Wizard. The design we find is quite simple, the options are just and necessary. Everything is well detailed and explained, knowing at all times what each thing is and what it does.

Kids Launcher - Parental Control and Kids Mode
Kids Launcher - Parental Control and Kids Mode

Kid’s shell

Kid’s Shell is also a launcher that you can configure so that your child does not have access to what he should not, being fully configurable. It is curious that to enter the ‘Father Mode’ it does not ask you for a password, but to solve a mathematical operation, which I find quite easy to solve: the child only needs to look for a calculator. So I think they should put a secret code.

kids shell

Kid
Kid

KIDOZ

It is an application that allows you to configure and personalize your mobile with a childlike appearance. On the one hand, children have an attractive mobile for them with their colorful and β€œpersonal space”. On the other hand, parents have complete parental control over the time the phone is used, in which applications it is used or even to block certain web pages or video channels if necessary.

The appearance of KIDOZ is fun and attractive and you can create your own avatars or even access games that are included in the launcher and do not need installation. It is a simple, attractive and eye-catching way for children to use a mobile safely without making it boring.

kidoz

KIDOZ: Safe Play with Free Games
KIDOZ: Safe Play with Free Games

Help Launcher Kids

A fun launcher for kids. With very simplified functions and fully editable parental control. The main menu interface has three buttons to access the three basic functions: Calls, Messages and Games or applications; in addition to being able to access parental control.

The parental control menu can only be accessed with a password through the lock icon in the main menu, and from there you can configure all aspects of the Launcher, such as the language or customization options to the phone settings from the application native to the operating system.

Help Launcher Kids
Help Launcher Kids

Kids Home (Kids Mode, Launcher, Parental Control)

This app helps you create a kind of ‘lifesaver’ of kid-friendly apps and games on your device. It also helps you show only family-friendly and parent-approved apps / games to the child. The Kids Home app also prevents children from downloading new apps, making phone calls, sending text messages, or taking other actions without your knowledge. It does the job, it’s minimalist, easy to set up, and also free and without rare permissions.

kids home

Kids Home (Kids Mode, Launcher, Parental Control)
Kids Home (Kids Mode, Launcher, Parental Control)

Kids Mode – Parental Control & Child lock

It is a child control app for parents that helps to control and track phone usage for kids. It allows you to manage your children’s screen time, block applications, set a time limit for the use of the application, control the website, etc. Use the app to limit phone usage and screen time limit for kid’s phone.

kids mode

Kids Mode - Parental Control & Child lock
Kids Mode - Parental Control & Child lock

Bitty – Kids Launcher

Another option that we can choose to control the use of the mobile for children. Its interface is quite simple, with several security methods to limit the use of the terminal or access to certain applications. This launcher has additional functions such as a optional lock screen, preset volume control, blocking of various notifications such as those from social networks or bank applications, etc.
bitty kids launcher

Bitty - Kids Launcher
Bitty - Kids Launcher

Kids Place – Parental Control and Children Mode

An app that allows us to create a safe area on the device for children. Child lock protects your personal information when children are using your phone by restricting specific applications. Prevent kids from accidentally downloading apps, making phone calls, sending text messages, or other actions that can cost us money.

Kids Place - Parental Control and Kids Mode
Kids Place - Parental Control and Kids Mode

iWawa (Kids Mode)

Iwawa shows children that many different things can be done with the mobile without endangering their safety, and with so many configurations to be personalized, that it could be used by children from a very young age. However, it can be flexible enough to allow older children to perform a variety of everyday activities at the terminal.

iWawa (Kids Mode)
iWawa (Kids Mode)