Empowering Online Safety: A Child-CyberCare Mobile App Approach to Inappropriate Content Filtering in Web Browsing
Keywords:ABC Algorithm, Content-filtering, Mobile Application, Web Browser, Censor, Online-safety
The use of smartphone and digital platform increased skyrocketed over the past decade. Due to generation gap between parent and children, youth internet addiction among early adolescents seems to be increasing. Internet addiction is more likely in children who feel unsupervised, have their privacy violated, or have poor parent-child relationships. Parental supervision, involvement, and meaningful connections reduce these risks and protect children from excessive internet use. Thus, this is the reason why a mobile app that can protect early adolescents is needed. By using this mobile app, parents can track their children’s online activity, detect unwanted keywords in Google searches, and receive pop-up alerts. The app's search history lets parents address concerns. SQLite manages keyword lists and search history efficiently. Usability testing and user feedback showed app effectiveness. Participating in their children's online activities teach responsible digital behaviour and creates a safe and supportive online environment. Future work entails enhancing cross-platform compatibility, refining content detection capabilities, and implementing cloud-based synchronization. Further, integrating advanced parental controls and comprehensive reporting mechanisms will fortify the app's ability to protect children's online experiences, positioning the Child-CyberCare app as a robust tool for ensuring digital safety for children.
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