Vodafone Guardian is an app for Android™ smartphones that lets you and your child select the best smartphone settings to support safe and responsible mobile use at any age. Families now have the flexibility to decide what services children have access to during any time and day of the week, including the internet browser, camera, Wi-fi, apps and games and decide who can call and text your child.
Vodafone Guardian can be used on any mobile network in Australia.
When combined with the expert advice in Vodafone's Digital Parenting Magazine, Vodafone Guardian helps parents have important conversations with their children to help them learn responsible and safe ways to use their mobile.
Vodafone's Guardian app gives parents the flexibility to tailor their smartphone's settings to what they feel is appropriate at any age. It allows you to:
Set days and times your child can use their phone for calling, receiving TXT and other phone functions (e.g. turn off web browser during school hours, at bed time)
You can bar calls and TXTs from numbers that aren't in the contacts list (i.e. only accept calls and TXTs from friends and family)
Decide times of the day the Internet via browser; WiFi; and/or specific apps such as games and videos can be used
Unsubscribe from any existing subscriptions to Premium Rate Numbers, helping to control costs
Give your child the ability to 'accept' or 'not accept' unwanted TXTs and block calls and TXTs from individual contact numbers to help address bullying
Provided the child and the parent contact have network coverage and the child has credit on their account, the parent contact will be sent a text notification if Vodafone Guardian has been deactivated (Standard TXT charges apply).
Help Improve Guardian allows you to select from two options:
Whichever option you select, data will be sent weekly and data charges may apply depending on your data tariff. Help Improve Guardian will be automatically deactivated when roaming overseas. To find out where the data will be sent and stored, see "Terms and Conditions" below.
Getting Vodafone Guardian on your Android smartphone is easy.
With Vodafone Guardian, you and your child can select the best smartphone settings to support safe and responsible mobile use at any age.
To find out which version of Android your phone runs go to settings, click on about phone and see which 'Android Version' your phone is running.
Vodafone Guardian is supported on the following Android handsets running Android version 1.6 and above:
|HTC||ChaCha, Desire HD, Desire Z, Explorer, EVO 3D, Legend, Magic, Salsa, Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL, Wildfire, Wildfire S, HTC One X 4.0.3|
FLIPOUT, Milestone II
|Samsung||GALAXY Ace, GALAXY 3, GALAXY 5, GALAXY Y, GALAXY Mini, GALAXY S , GALAXY S II, GALAXY S III, GALAXY W|
|Sony Ericsson||Xperia ray, Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia X8, Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini pro|
|Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus|
The Vodafone Guardian app may be installed on Android devices not listed above, however full functionality or performance may not be achievable.
Vodafone Guardian is currently not supported on these Android handsets:
All LG Android handsets
With Help Improve Guardian encrypted data is sent once per week and will be stored on a server owned by Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd. (company number 390566) in Ireland until November 2012, and will then be securely transferred to a data centre in Ratingen, Germany owned by Vodafone Information Systems GmbH (company number HRB 53554). Only employees of Vodafone will have access to the data managed under Vodafone Group’s Information Security Policies. You can find out more about Vodafone’s approach to customer privacy at www.vodafone.com/privacy. Data charges may apply depending on your tariff.
*The app is free to purchase however data charges may apply to download and operate the app. Data charges and text messages sent by the app will be charged in accordance with your mobile phone plan rates. Full functionality of the app requires network coverage. See Vodafone.com.au/coverage for Vodafone coverage details. Ensure you understand the features of the app prior to downloading. To download, you must have a compatible device, see Vodafone.com.au/guardian. No LG Android devices are compatible. Android is a trade mark of Google, Inc.
Vodafone Guardian is provided by Vodafone Pty Limited ABN 76 062 954 554.