Dublin-based Zyalin announces child-friendly smartphone at MWC

As a parent, smartphones for children can be a real source of worry – mostly because they’re not all designed with children in mind so it’s not easy to block or monitor the things you don’t want them having access to.

Thanks to Irish-based tech company Zyalin, this no longer needs to be a stress. The company announced a child-friendly smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.

Teaming up with Transsion Holdings and Infinix smartphones to create the iKydz Tecno and Infinix phones, Zyalin says the phone was designed specifically for use by children and teens to keep them safe online and is revolutionary to the smartphone market.

So how does it work? 

The phones are powered by iKydz child safety software, which allows parents to have full access and control over what children can do with the phone and also how long they are spending online via a parent app.

The app also allows parents to manage access to social media sites, block specific content, and view the child’s browsing history even if it has been deleted.

Parents can use the phones’ location services to locate their child and even enable geofencing, triggering a notification if the phone goes beyond the set boundary.

You can see a full outline of the phones’ features below:

(Image via Zyalin)

How do you get one?

The phones will initially launch in the Middle East, African and the Asia Pacific markets by Transsion. They will cost in the region of $70-$220 (€57-€180) and can be used on any mobile network.

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