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Back To School – Keep Their Devices Safe With ESET Mobility Security #ESETProtects

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As our children head back to school it’s time to get them prepared. If you have tweens or teens who are headed back to school with devices how are you keeping their devices safe?

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ESET Mobility Security is an application that protects your Android smartphone and is also available for your tablet devices. With ESET Mobile Security you can explore the web knowing that your phone is safe from phishing, and viruses.  I really like that the Anti-Phishing shields your identity and personal data against theft, while SMS & Call Filter helps you manage your time by making it easy to define who can contact you and when. As a parent this is a feature that I really want and need for our children.

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Another feature I really like is that it protects my children from viruses when downloading apps, files, images, etc. onto their devices device.

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I found it incredibly easy to scan my daughters phone for any problems right through the app.

Additionally the Anti-Theft feature increases the chances of recovering your lost or stolen device by enabling it to email you notifications, transmit its current location so you can track it on my.eset.com, sound an alarm or even erase the contents remotely.

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Right now you can download ESET Mobile Security with a major discount on that page of 75% off!!

So how are you keeping your children’s devices safe?

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 I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with ESET and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

82 Comments

  1. Beverly M on August 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t have a smartphone, but my daughter does. I’ll have to ask her. Thanks.



  2. Nicole Millheim on August 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I use a hard pw!



  3. Kim Parrott on August 26, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I am very careful about the information I allow to put on my smartphone. They can’t get what hasn’t been put out there!



  4. Terry Bellender on August 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I have AVG installed plus I lock both phone and laptop when not in use



  5. Jackie on August 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I keep my phone locked with a pattern, and I also have AVG antivirus installed.



  6. Melanie Comello on August 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I use VZ protect,which is offered by my cell company for my smartphone, i also use bitdefender to help out with virus protection.



  7. susan smoaks on August 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    i haven’t thought about it before so i don’t currently do anything but i am going to start!



  8. Jammie on August 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I only use a smartphone over wifi, and only my family has access to it, so I don’t attempt to keep it safe, I know I should still!



  9. cynthia Painter on August 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

    It is hard for me to say, since I still have a dumb phone! I guess I would be using a strong password for sure!



  10. Christina Sparks on August 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I do not have a smartphone



  11. Brittney House on August 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I limit the websites I go to if they seem shady.



  12. Ellie W on August 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I have everything password protected. But I don’t do any banking or bill paying on my phone.



  13. kyl neusch on August 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    use a special Firewall App



  14. Sonya on August 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I don’t use it for things that need passwords.



  15. Pat B on August 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t have a smartphone right now, but if I did, it would be password-protected



  16. Kim H on August 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I use a hard password



  17. Susan Smith on August 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I change my password a lot



  18. Tara Woods on August 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I don’t own a smartphone. I only text and talk on my phone.



  19. Barbara Fox on August 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t use it for anything important such as banking.



  20. Denise S on August 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I don’t have one, but I should probably learn soon in case I ever get one.



  21. McKim on August 25, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I don’t have a smart phone. Still using my flip phone I got 6 years ago!



  22. Leslie L Stanziani on August 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I try to not log into anything like my bank account on my phone unless I connect to my password protected home internet.



  23. Tracey on August 25, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I try to use a complicated password to keep myself safe, but I am sure there is more I could do.



  24. joe gersch on August 25, 2014 at 1:26 am

    i use a password



  25. RICHARD HICKS on August 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I use a complicated password to keep it safe



  26. danielle Marie on August 24, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    i change my password regularly. i should probably do more.



  27. Jill Myrick on August 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    We change our passwords often and rarely use our phones for going on the internet.

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  28. Samantha on August 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I try not to use websites with passwords on my smartphone.



  29. Erica B. on August 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t really do much except for not sharing my info.



  30. Stacey b on August 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I use a special Firewall App to help keep my information safe.



  31. Daniel M on August 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    don’t have a smartphone anymore so i’m 100% secure



  32. Miz Vickik on August 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I change my password a lot.



  33. Vera S on August 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

    We use passwords and limit what we do on the phone. We need to be more proactive I’m sure. Too late after the horse is out of the barn. 🙂



  34. Robin on August 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I have it password protected and virus software is enabled.



  35. Samii Meyer on August 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I use the Lookout security that comes with my Tmobile account



  36. Denice on August 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I use a password. And I never do anytype of monetary trans actions on my phone. I figure I ought to be responsible to know my balance and what know with out having to check my phone.



  37. Karen Drake on August 23, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I haven’t done anything to keep my information safe, I honestly had never thought about it until I read this post, now I think I need to do something about it.



  38. Karen Gray on August 23, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I don’t, truth be told. I just sort of assume it’s safe enough and go on about my business. That’s probably not the wisest plan though. This thing would be a much better idea!



  39. Tami on August 23, 2014 at 5:56 am

    This is a great app! I don’t do much to protect myself besides using passwords and a virus scan…perhaps I need to step it up.



  40. Lisa V. on August 23, 2014 at 5:36 am

    I really haven’t done anything, but guess I should get started.



  41. Marina @ Mommy Snippets on August 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Great things to know. Thanks for sharing!



  42. Erica on August 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I suppose I really wasn’t doing enough to ensure the safety of our devices. Thanks for the great tips!



  43. Jessica (Savory Experiments) on August 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I guess since we don’t have kids, I’ve never really thought about their device security, but now that you mention it, I can see how it is super important!



  44. Barbie's Beauty Bits on August 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    A ransom, that is crazy! I’ve never heard of any such thing for a computer or phone!



  45. Ann Bacciaglia on August 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I am glad to see there is a product like this out there. Thanks for sharing i will be on the lookout for this.



  46. kim on August 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I really haven’t thought about it and really haven’t done anything so far



  47. Travel Blogger on August 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    So many students have their cellphones stolen from schools! Its sad, and it’s so expensive too. It’s good to have them protected.



  48. Dina on August 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I don’t think my phone is protected. I could use this service for sure.



  49. Brad on August 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I make sure that I have a lock password, and I only download apps from trusted sites.



  50. Liz Mays on August 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I’m sure I’m not doing enough to protect my devices. This is a little scary. I need to step things up.



  51. Thomas Gibson on August 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I rarely use my phone as it is. I dont go out very often. I suppose I never gave it a thought.



  52. Christie on August 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Having an app like that would be awesome! I worry when my son gets a cell phone!



  53. harold on August 22, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I haven’t done anything to keep it safe, I never even thought about it before, thanks for the info!!



  54. Krystal's Kitsch on August 22, 2014 at 9:51 am

    There are so many things to think about with technology. Thanks for sharing these tips!



  55. April Brenay on August 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

    i rarely use my cell phone anymore, its basically for calls and thats it



  56. Catherine S on August 22, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I haven’t done anything to protect my sons phone. Thanks for the information I need to get this for all of our phones.



  57. Chrystal @ YUM eating on August 22, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I should probably put something on my phone and tablet. My computer has a fingerprint scanner and our wifi is pretty well protected.



  58. Debbie Denny on August 22, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Great info to digest. So much is going on out there, kids need to be protected.



  59. Shell on August 22, 2014 at 6:32 am

    This seems like it would be great to help with my kids’ devices! I’ve talked to my kids about what they download, but they don’t get it.



  60. Stacy N on August 22, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I really don’t do much.



  61. Rachelle J on August 22, 2014 at 6:13 am

    What a great way to keep your devices safe! I think it’s really important for tweens and teens because they are more likely to fall victim to scams online right!? I only have a 6 year old, but I know it will only be a matter of time before she gets a phone and it’s great to know that programs like this exist, thanks for sharing!



  62. becka on August 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

    It’s really important to make sure those phones are safe. we keep so much of our lives on them now. 🙂



  63. Emily on August 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    My kids try to download a ton of games on the ipad. I don’t let them use my phone or we would be in trouble! Thanks for the info.



  64. Kimmy Ripley on August 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I do not use my phone to make purchases or check my bank info.



  65. Geoff K on August 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I avoid using my phone for anything involving my bank account and credit card info, and beyond that I make sure to change my passwords regularly and avoid sharing personal info, even through texts and emails on my phone.



  66. heather s on August 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    It is encrypted and has a password



  67. Breanne on August 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Umm.. I don’t really



  68. Suzanne K on August 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I only do on line banking via my home network and don’t do anything that involves logons/passwords away from home. I also don’t really do much online on my phone.



  69. Lisa Bristol on August 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    This has opened my eyes. Thanks for such a informative post. I will be looking into this for sure.



  70. angela cunningham on August 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    i don’t have anything on my phone for security



  71. Tara Funair on August 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t have anything on my phone that provides that security 🙁



  72. Melinda on August 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    i have to be more diligent about securing my devices. i’ll look into this for kids



  73. Mary O'Malley on August 21, 2014 at 11:40 am

    What a great app find. I hope that parents will use this and find it as easy and helpful as you had.



  74. Jaime on August 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

    My son has access to our tablet, but he can’t download anything (only I have the password for downloads.) The same goes with my phone. I hate that we have to be so extra concerned about these things!



  75. Margaret Smith on August 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Honestly, I don’t do anything, however we really should.



  76. Dawn on August 21, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Love this! We have to remember that our smartphones should be called mini-computers. Just like computers, we can get hacked and get viruses.



  77. Adrienne gordon on August 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I have a pin on it



  78. Janel (A Mom's Take) on August 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I actually don’t do much. I keep a good password on my Wifi so it can’t be stolen, but other than that I really don’t do anything. Sounds like I need to up my game a bit.



  79. Jennifer on August 21, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I need this. I dont ever make purchases from my phone but I still always get nervous about stuff like this. I know iPhones are suppose to be hard to hack but you never know.



  80. Melilsa on August 21, 2014 at 6:36 am

    We have a password on our phone. Other than that we don’t but should.



  81. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama on August 21, 2014 at 6:12 am

    That’s one thing I really like about mac products – hard to hack! 🙂 I never make purchases on my phone and have a password lock on apps like Starbucks.



  82. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on August 21, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I haven’t done anything, but now I feel like I Need to take some action. Jeez – it’s scary out there.