Parental Controls from RIM Lands in App World for OS 6 & 7

Parental Controls for BlackBerry has landed in App World for OS 6 & 7! Parental Controls is an application that provides parents and guardians simple options to restrict access to specific BlackBerry functions, features and applications such as the Browser and Text Messaging.

A couple of examples of the restrictions you can set by going to Options -> Security -> Parental Controls are:

  • Camera – A control to disable use of the camera for both still pictures and video. Upon attempting to launch the Camera application, the user would be provided with the message “Camera has been blocked.”
  • Phone – Limit the phone to receive calls only from phone numbers that exist in the Contacts application. This feature will block incoming phone calls from unknown callers.
The Parental Controls will also be locked with a numeric password to help keep the kids from simply turning them off.  You will also be able to limit browser access, etc to keep curious eyes under control.  All around the Parental Controls are a great addition by RIM and they help to keep the platform the most secure on the market.  For most detail on BlackBerry Parental Controls hit the link below for the user guide straight from RIM.
The Inside BlackBerry blog has also posted a quick How-To for Parental Controls that can be found here.

Parental Controls User Guide

Head on over to App World for the download