Copilot Family Launches App to Help Parents Guide the Use of Technology for Children

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App allows parents to schedule when and where functions and applications are available, temporarily remove downloaded apps, and specify what other features of the phone or tablet are available.

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Copilot Family, the first comprehensive parental control for mobile devices, today announced the launch of their app for iOS and Android devices.

Copilot Family, now available in the App Store and Google Play, is a tool for parents to remotely guide their children’s experience on smartphones and tablets. Copilot Family works on all mobile platforms and has extensive features that provide parents with the ability to set boundaries on device functions, such as the camera and downloaded applications.

With Copilot Family, parents can schedule when and where functions and applications are available. At school, a phone can be just a phone; Copilot allows parents to temporarily remove downloaded apps and specify what other features of the phone are available. During evening hours, the internet browser and game center can be shut off automatically.

Copilot Family was founded in 2013 by mobile security pioneer Paul Blackstone.

“You wouldn’t hand your child the keys to your car without instruction,” said Paul Blackstone, founder of Copilot Family. “They start in a car seat, move to a booster, and eventually get to the front seat. It’s a gradual learning process; providing a child with a phone or a tablet should come with the same caution. Smart phones have amazing capabilities but children today need to learn to use them responsibly and with context. As parents, we have that job too, and as a business we hope to make that job easier for other parents.”

New users can sign up for a free trail of Copilot Family at http://www.copilotfamily.com or download the app and register.

"As a service for managing devices for families, privacy has been a priority in the development of the service,” said Blackstone. “I designed this for my own kids. I don’t want any of their data to be tracked or sold. Anything created by the child is fully encrypted and can only be seen by the parent.”

About Copilot Family
Copilot Family (http://www.copilotfamily.com) was built to address parent’s concerns about their kids’ use of devices – all parents have anxiety about what their kids are doing online and feel lost trying to keep up with both technology and their kids. Copilot Family mobile device management and parental controls allow parents to create sensible boundaries for mobile devices and provides peace of mind for the whole family.

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If you would like further information on Copilot Family or you would like to schedule an interview, please contact:

Spring Hollis
Phone: (203) 689-6770
Email: spring(at)copilotfamily(dot)com
Twitter: @copilotfamily

To download the Apple app: Copilot Family http://bit.ly/1w9oDf8

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