Kaspersky Safe Kids recognised for ability to protect children using any device regardless of the operating system

Kaspersky Safe Kids has been recognised by AV-TEST for providing all the features necessary to protect children across all their devices regardless of the operating system. Achieving an unprecedented APPROVED Parental Control Software certificate for the seventh consecutive time, Kaspersky Safe Kids blocked an overall average of 92% of potentially inappropriate websites tested in Windows, and 87% in Android. Additionally, Safe Kids blocked almost all undesirable “adult content” in Windows.

With children using digital devices from a very early age (around five-to-nine-years-old) and gaining access to the Internet, to keep their children’s online experience safe and secure, parents are more than ever turning to parental control apps. These applications help protect kids from inappropriate content on the web, regulate the time spent on devices, and even reveal the child’s physical location, if their gadget has a tracking app installed.

Kaspersky Safe Kids features a high level of website protection – highlighted in the report – and delivers strengthened results for Windows – 92% (90% in 2021) and Android – 87% (85% in 2021) for 13 categories in six languages. In testing, the software achieved its best result when blocking almost 100% of inappropriate “adult content” for Windows.

Lab tests also revealed the over-blocking detection rate significantly decreased in 2022 – down to 5.6% for Windows (6.7% in 2021) and 4.8% for Android (6% in 2021).

In addition, Kaspersky Safe Kids managed to block more than 93% of tested webpages in Windows and Android in such categories as ‘alcohol, tobacco, drugs’, ‘video games’ and ‘weapons, explosives, pyrotechnics’ – everything related to weapons from sales over depiction to construction and their display.

In the report, AV-TEST has also recognised Kaspersky Safe Kids for its wide range of available features for monitoring and control. In particular, one tester highlighted ‘search monitoring engine’ and ‘limiting screen time’ features. App blocking capabilities on Windows and Android devices by category and iOS by appropriate age as set in the app store is also noted.

“Kaspersky Safe Kids provides parents with the best tools and technologies to look after children in the digital world in one convenient app. You can also guard children against harmful content while educating them about enjoying a healthy online-offline balance with the peace of mind of knowing they’re maintaining good digital habits. We’re thrilled our efforts have been proved by AV-TEST who recognised Kaspersky Safe Kids for providing comprehensive digital parenting tools and a high level of web protection for the seventh time,” comments Marina Titova, Vice-President, Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 240,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.

Due to the timeliness of the testing data, malware can instantly be analyzed and categorized, trends within virus development can be detected early, and IT-security solutions can be tested and certified. The AV-TEST Institute’s results provide an exclusive basis of information helping vendors to optimize their products, special interest magazines to publish research data, and end users to make good product choices.

AV-TEST has operated out of Magdeburg (Germany) since 2004 and employs more than 30 team members, professionals with extensive practical experience. The AV-TEST laboratories include 300 client and server systems, where more than 2,500 terabyte of independently-collected test data, containing both malicious and harmless sample information, are stored and processed.


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