February 25, 2022 | Commissioned tests, Parental control
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Kaspersky Safe Kids: Parental Control Certification Test 2021

In December 2021, AV-TEST performed a feature and website blocking test on the Kaspersky Safe Kids Parental Control application for Windows, Android and Apples iOS. The test focused on website blocking, showing how well the user of Kaspersky Safe Kids is protected from categories of websites like “Adult Content”, “Gambling” or “Gaming”. Also included is a feature review, which evaluates how well the product provides guardians with tools to keep their wards safe when using modern technologies independently and unobserved.

A test commissioned by Kaspersky

and performed by AV-TEST GmbH


There are currently over 200 million active websites. Many of these are unsuitable for kids and teenagers. Parents' and guardians’ anxiety about access to this content is understandable and justified. Kaspersky Safe Kids offers 14 different categories in 15 languages: Arab, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish and Chinese.In this assessment we examined 13 categories in 6 languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese. Webpages in these categories can be blocked and filtered, which prevents access to material that can be seen as unfit for kids of any age.

This is the 6th consecutive participation of Kaspersky’s products in Parental Control testing, and each time Kaspersky technologies meet certification criteria and earn certifications1 . In 2021 a total of 8500 URLs were included in the test, Kaspersky Safe Kids manages to block an overall average of 90% in Windows and 85% in Android for potentially inappropriate websites tested. In particular the most undesirable category “Adult Content” is blocked with a perfect 100% detection rate in Windows. The danger of over-blocking by falsely detecting unsuitable content is good at 6% down from last year’s already good 9%.

This feature review shows that Kaspersky Safe Kids provides numerous features sufficient to provide extensive and complete protection on all major operating systems. Covering all required areas such as harmful website blockage; Social Media control and Search Engine monitoring, to ensure only appropriate content can be accessed online; Time and schedule restrictions to foster a balanced amount of device use; Application Control, to restrict usage of unsuitable apps; Reporting, to help guardians understand the children’s device interaction; Geo-fencing and locating of the childs’ mobile device; Device battery monitoring and low-battery alerts; Security and Tamper Protection, providing security and in digital environment securing devices and improving privacy.

Kaspersky Safe Kids also features a YouTube Safe Search feature blocking search results by requests referring to prohibited categories like “Adult Content” or “Alcohol, tobacco, narcotics”.

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