South Korea Smartphone Control

A promotional banner of mobile apps that block harmful contents, is posted on the door at a mobile store in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 15, 2015. The banner reads: “Young smartphone users, you must install apps that block harmful content.” “Smart Sheriff” app was funded by the South Korean government primarily to block access to pornography and other offensive content online. But its features go well beyond that. Smart Sheriff and at least 14 other apps allow parents to monitor how long their kids use their smartphones, how many times they use apps and which websites they visit. Some send a child’s location data to parents and issue an alert when a child searches keywords such as “suicide,” ”pregnancy” and “bully” or receives messages with those words. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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