Samsung have announced that they have made their Kids Store safer. Available on both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tab S, the Kids Store now gives more control to parents and boasts over 900 kid-safe apps to choose from.
The new update for the Kids Store allows children up to 12 to shop for both free and paid applications leaving their parents at ease. If they try to download anything then they will need an adult to put the password in to allow them access. This is designed to protect them from any unwanted content with the option to set up additional safeguards.
Samsung had been working with Futuresource, a specialist research and consulting firm to confirm how many children are actually using their devices.
“With research from Futuresource Consulting revealing that 35% of children aged between 3 and 12 now own a tablet, it looks like these devices are set to be the primary entertainment gadget over the summer holidays.” said Rob Orr, Vice President, IT & Mobile division at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “Samsung is committed to providing interesting and educational content to children, while continuing its effort to help parents protect their children and allow them to enjoy safe, parent-approved content.”
With three different age groups to choose from, 0-4 years, 5-6 years and 7 years plus, Samsung have also made sure that it is really easy for the kids to navigate the store themselves. Samsung said: “The content is also categorized by subject: learning, play, and story. In addition, the Kids Store brand zone provides premium content for children from providers such as, PBS Kids, Budge Studio, Cupcake Digital and Intellijoy.”
Some of the games and apps include LEGO, Pocoyo, Tipitap, Toca Hair salon 2, Sprinkle Island and Pucca Funny World Tour. As for educational content there is Agnitus, Little Brigde English and Creative Corner.