Category: How-Tos

Set up Parental Controls on your child’s Goo...

Limiting apps, games and other content by age is possible with the Google Play app that’s on your child’s device. Though we currently cannot control these settings with Boomerang, we are providing you a quick guide here in setting up …

About Daily Emailed Reports (Android)

Safety online has never been more important. We can send you a daily email report with your kid’s phone usage! Here’s a quick overview on the daily report content we send about your child’s device activity. I’ll cover the …

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 …