Seven inch EE Robin lets parents control what content their children access and view online
EE has released a cheap and cheerful child-friendly 4G tablet, hoping younger consumers will put it at the top of their wish list this Christmas.
The EE Robin costs £129.99 on a PAYG deal or from £13 a month from October 23 and comes with built in controls that let parents set boundaries on what their offspring see online.
Built with a specially-designed bumper to protect it from drops and spills, the 7 inch device is powered by a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD card.
Inside, there’s Android 5.1 overlaid with the Kurio operating system, providing a child-friendly interface that’s specifically designed to keep children safer online whilst still giving them the freedom to enjoy their tablet.
This includes a flexible approach to parental controls, allowing simple management of everything from web filtering to app management and time control, as well as setting up bespoke user profiles.
The Robin’s web filtering service categorises and updates over 450 million websites daily, and prevents inappropriate content by managing ‘safe’ and ‘block’ lists. Time control also gives parents the option to limit how much time children can spend using non-educational apps, while keeping educational apps open to use as much as they want to encourage learning.
But while it is on, the Robin comes with over 40 pre-loaded games, educational apps and eBooks, including hits such as Fruit Ninja and Berry Rush.
“Parents know their children love using technology gadgets more than ever,” said Christopher Traggio, EE’s director of connected products. “The Robin from EE allows kids to enjoy that experience and benefit from e-learning too. What’s more, the Robin has been designed to provide parents with the peace of mind that their child is protected online with the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network.”
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