Category: How-Tos

Getting Started – Safe Browsing for Android ...

In this post, we cover the Boomerang web dashboard and its Browsing tab for managing SPIN Safe Browser. This applies to Android and Apple iOS mobile devices. This assumes you have already created an account with our Boomerang app and …

Getting Started – Screen Time (Android)

This feature is only available for Android devices. Read more about our features for Android vs. Apple iOS devices in our comparison chart here. About Screen Time Screen Time is a very powerful feature that helps parents automatically limit time …

Getting Started – Always Allowed

This feature is only available for Android devices. Read more about our features for Android vs. Apple iOS devices in our comparison chart here.   The Always Allowed feature in Boomerang allows parents to select websites, already installed apps and …

Getting Started – Application Controls (Andr...

Individual application controls is only available for Android devices. Read more about our features for Android vs. Apple iOS devices in our comparison chart here. Our management for Applications installed on Android devices is quite flexible and can be …

How to make SPIN Safe Browser your default iOS bro...

SPIN Safe Browser can be used as the default browser on iOS devices. Boomerang Parental Control, now available for Apple devices – iPods, iPads and iPhones – allows parents to block Safari which hides it from their child’s …

Boomerang update brings a ton of improvements

Our newest version brings a full redesign of our onboarding wizard (the setup steps) for both new and current users joining their family group. We felt it would be important to share these new screens as a sort …

How to use Boomerang’s texting features

Texting is slowly replacing face to face interactions for many children and teens (and adults!). For teens, phone calls are reserved for very close relationships according to Pew Research Center. Texting for younger children can be a great way for them …

In-App Purchases costing Parents a lot

A recent article in GlobalNews shares how In-App purchases made by their children have cost parents dearly. Many parents will continue to experience this without a bit of education on the capabilities of their children’s devices. This even includes celebrities likes Kanye West and Jack …

How to enable filtering on YouTube

YouTube is very popular among children today – the stats support it – but ask any parent with kids and they will share that their child spends a lot of time watching videos or even making their own and …

How to enable iOS Parental Controls

Parents should be aware that their family iOS devices do come with some basic built-in restrictions that can be quite useful for their child’s first iPod, iPad or iPhone. We’ve already covered one of the restrictions in detail …