- edited 09-17-2019 11:28 AM
The AT&T Community Team is proud to announce that Secure Family will now work with your mobile carrier! It give you the tools to help you keep an eye on your children (monitor up to 10 devices) and keep their online experience safe. Your family security is important to us, so we wanted to take it to the next level.
We think you’ll love it, so you can try the new app for Free for 30 days.
With AT&T Secure Family’s interactive map, not only can you check your child’s location when you need to, you can schedule alerts to so you know where your child is at after school or if they go out to the movies
. Other features include:
Have you thought about limiting your child’s access to Wi-Fi during school or other important times? With AT&T Secure Family you can pause and resume internet access. Other features include:
With Secure Family, you can block websites or apps in a category, with a single tap. You can set 4 filters to control the content your child sees based on age-appropriate settings. Other features include:
Afraid your child will turn off certain settings? With Secure Family, you will get an alert if your child tries to turn off location permissions. Other features include:
Check out Secure Family page for more information regarding the features.
You’ll be directed to download the app for your compatible devices, which includes Apple® iPhones® and tablets (requires iOS® 10 or higher) and Android smartphones and tablets (requires Android® 5.0 or higher).
It’s easy to add family members to Secure Family. From the app, tap the plus (+) icon at the top and follow the prompts.
ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist
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For additional support, please visit us at our AT&T services hub.
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- edited 03-19-2019 12:25 PM
How do we keep our kids from uninstalling this app? Please bring back CARRIER BASED controls.
03-19-2019 12:47 PM
you dont, even if they leave it installed your kids can simply pull the notifications tab down and disable the VPN the app puts of the phone. this new system is HORRIBLE!!!
why this is marked solved I have no clue...
- edited 03-19-2019 12:49 PM
I think the main thing missed is the ability to actually control what and when our children are using the phone for DATA. with the VPN this garbage app creates, kids can simply turn the VPN off and there goes the parental control.
03-20-2019 2:17 PM
THIS IS NOT SOLVED. Secure Family is worthless to anyone with kids old enough to uninstall the app or disable the VPN (which is pretty much any kid old enough to use a smartphone). Please bring back Smart Limits or allow us to set data limits without installing anything on kids' phones!
04-08-2019 8:35 PM
This app is completely useless for parents unless you make it so the VPN can not be disabled OR Apple makes it so that parents can restrict the device management feature on iPhones.
This has been the most frustrating experience as a parent. I thought I had everything filtered and that I was keeping her off the internet at various times and turns out I was keeping her from doing anything.
The only thing that works on this app is the location feature.
I get an alert about her location everyday, but I can't do anything to control what she is doing on her phone. Fabulous.
Why can't AT&T fix this problem??
And why can't we limit time on their phone or have a shutoff time at night????
04-24-2019 8:43 PM
Just a terrible app with a complete lack of intuitiveness. As other have expressed it is way to easy for our children to either disable VPN or simply delete the app. This is NOT parental control.
There are better apps to track your child's location but I need this to limit data access at night or my daughter will be on Snapchat all night long.
For a hefty monthly charge coupled with the time this app has been released it extremely disappointing that AT&T has not addressed this.
06-01-2019 10:10 PM
The real solution is switching to T-Mobile because their Family Allowances does what Smart Limits used to do. I was a AT&T customer for over 20 years and switched because of this issue.
06-19-2019 5:38 AM
You can still block internet usage.. and yes it doesn’t make since to pair it if the child can easily delete the app 😕 AT&T needs to take consideration from parents views and comments. I don’t think pairing is a good idea to block apps because even if you don’t pair the phone, we can block the internet but we should be able to block apps without pairing phones..Another way is to make changes on screen time but you have to get the phone from your child to have acces, but that is another battle as well... I enjoyed smart limits but I don’t remember that we were able to block apps. Good Luck, Hope AT&T make changes and soon.
09-03-2019 12:19 PM
My child can't access any web page at all. I've cleared All of the content blockers and she still can't browse to ANY web page nor play any game that requires a network connection. . Can't go to family.com. The phone is useless. If I uninstall AT&T secure app, the phone works fine. Paid it back - no web browsing. My only option is to uninstall and turn off the service. Pure at&t garbage.
11-25-2019 8:13 AM
@frigidwinter87 no you have to accept for it to work
11-25-2019 8:19 AM
@frigidwinter87 you may want to got through your phone ,if hes had physical access to your phone he may have installed other tracking software