With Safer Internet Day coming up on 5th February 2019, HMD Global has partnered with Zyalin, the creators of iKydz, to make mobile internet access safer for children and young people. HMD Global will give parents the opportunity to trial iKydz Mobile free of charge for 3 months* with the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1, offering parents peace of mind as they purchase their child’s first smartphone.

Safer Internet Day is an EU-wide initiative to promote a safer internet for everyone, especially children and young people. iKydz Mobile gives parents total control of their child’s device when they are connected to the internet. It allows parents to apply age-based restrictions, schedule online access, monitor how long their child has spent online, see what they’ve been viewing, filter different types of content, block unsuitable websites and apps, or shut off internet access completely.

Lisa Higgins, Ireland Business Manager for HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, said: “Safer Internet Day is a fantastic initiative and we’re delighted to partner with iKydz Mobile to help support parents in keeping their children safe online. With our affordable Nokia 1 or Nokia 2.1 devices, parents can feel confident and assured in giving their child their first smartphone.” According to a recent survey carried out by iKydz, 94% of parents have no parental controls on devices at home, 74% of parents have never spoken to their children about online safety, and only 24% of parents always monitor what their kids are doing online.

CEO of Zyalin Group, John Molloy, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with HMD Global to ensure more children are able to access the internet safely and appropriately. iKydz’s mission is to give parents peace of mind, empowering them to set and maintain boundaries around the online lives of their children.”

Getting your first mobile phone or other connected device is an exciting moment for any child but can be slightly worrying for parents. Our simple to install and easy to use technology allows parents to have confidence, while at the same time enabling children to navigate the Internet safely. The Nokia 1 with iKydz Mobile offer is available from €49 and the Nokia 2.1 with iKydz Mobile offer is available for €89 from Carphone Warehouse.

About Nokia 1

Offering all the smartphone essentials and apps at a seriously affordable price, the Nokia 1 is the perfect first smartphone. The familiar design is tough and durable, with the reassuring quality of a Nokia smartphone. The Nokia 1 features a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual SIM, all wrapped up in an accessible smartphone package.

About Nokia 2.1

With a two-day battery life, the Nokia 2.1 is built to keep going long after other smartphones need recharging. Its 5.5” screen and dual frontal speakers allow for hours of entertainment; just what the savvy teenager wants this Christmas. With the quality and design that you expect from a Nokia smartphone, the new Nokia 2.1 provides technology that you can depend on, all day every day.

*To avail of the offer, customers must register with iKydz

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.

About iKydz

iKydz is a portfolio of internet control products enabling parents to manage their kids’ online activity. Using just one iKydz App, parents can easily apply age-appropriate filters and schedules to each of their children’s internet-connected devices (including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles or smart TVs). iKydz makes it easy for you to parent your kids online. For further information, see www.ikydz.com.

About Zyalin Group

Zyalin Group provide integrated broadband and mobile device control solutions to telecom operators. Zyalin’s unique NRCP technology gives Telco Operators an easy way to provide parental control solutions at individual device level but delivered from a network level. Its award winning iKydz suite of products are delivered in 28 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Zyalin Group, visit https://zyalin.com  

To learn more about the iKydz product suite, visit https://www.ikydz.com