Did you know that 40% of teens have engaged in sexting?
Enter The Detoured app. We found this app on Twitter and thought it was a fantastic idea. Below you will find some information from the Detoured webpage and by clicking on this link to NetNanny, you’ll learn more about the app and why it was created.
Extremely important information for sure….
When does Detoured quarantine inappropriate images?
1. You trust your child with their smartphone, but can you trust their classmates? With Detoured, even if a nude or pornographic image is sent to and saved on your child’s device, even inadvertently, it is automatically stored and locked down in the Detoured app. This inappropriate image is then prevented from ever leaving your child’s phone.
2. If your child takes an inappropriate nude image – whether they intend to send and share or not – they will be prevented from doing so because once it is taken by the phone’s camera, it is automatically scanned by Detoured and if inappropriate, stored in the app until the parent can review it.
3. When a nude or pornographic photo is downloaded from the Internet, for example if your child taps on an image in a webpage or app and chooses to save it, these images are scanned and automatically routed to the Detoured app.
Appropriate images are scanned as well and remain available on the device.
Frequently Asked Questions
What doesn’t Detoured prevent?
Detoured detects images on the device (downloaded from the internet, screenshots, and incoming images sent via MMS), quarantines them, and blocks kids from sending inappropriate pictures. It does not prevent children from accessing inappropriate content on their device by browsing the web.
Can my child uninstall Detoured?
Detoured is password-protected on the device to prevent uninstallation. Additionally, parents are sent an email alert when the app has been tampered with.
What happens to inappropriate photos?
Once Detoured has identified a photo as inappropriate it is immediately locked down on the device. The image is inaccessible from the device’s gallery and cannot be sent outbound via MMS text. The image remains “locked down” on the child device (the image never leaves the device) until the parent accesses the device and approves or denies them.
Does Detoured interfere with my child’s device?
No. Detoured runs silently in the background on the device. It does not appear on the menu bar, though a logo will appear on the device’s homescreen.