Mobile Zone Anti-Avoidance Measures


Children love to break rules, so one of the first things that children attempt after being filtered by Mobile Zone is to try and circumvent our filtering and service. Mobile Zone makes every available effort to ensure that children are not able to tamper with our products, however, most manufacturers treat the device owner as an adult, granting them the capability to remove any program from their device. Listed below are all the anti-avoidance measures that Mobile Zone goes to ensure devices are filtered and protected.



Confirm activation has completed and that all permissions were granted. Report if any permission were not granted during the activation process.

Example: If location permissions are not granted on iOS, then a red alert will be sent.


Monitor permissions and report if any permission are no longer granted.

Example: If VPN permissions are removed on Android, then a red alert will be sent.


Monitor VPN connectivity and status, re-enable VPN where required and alert parents on attempts to circumvent filtering.

Example: If connect on demand is disabled on iOS, disabling the VPN on the device, the Mobile Zone servers will then contact the device and turn the VPN back on within 2-3 minutes. If the VPN is re-enabled 4 times within 15 minute then a red alert will be sent.


Monitor and alert parents on attempts to bypassing filtering 

Example 1: If the Mobile Zone App is removed, as both Apple and Android allow any device owner the capability to delete any app, then a red alert will be sent.

Example 2: If the Mobile Zone Client is removed, as the user has administrator access, then a red alert will be sent.


Report if the device hasn’t been seen in 24 hours

Example: Mobile Zone’s catch all alert. If a device has not generated any filtering requests in 24 hours then an alert is sent to inform parents. 

If the device is legitimately not in use, parents can mute this alert. 



iOS Red Alerts

Mobile Zone App Removed [Confirm, Monitor]

MDM Profile Removed [Confirm, Monitor]

Notification Permissions not granted [Confirm, Monitor]

Location Permission not granted [Confirm, Monitor]

Device Jailbroken [Monitor]

Hazard App installed [Monitor]

Device not seen in 24 hours [Report]


Android Red Alerts 

Device Administrator Removed [Confirm, Monitor]

Mobile Zone App Removed [Confirm, Monitor]

VPN Permissions not granted [Confirm, Monitor]

Usage Access Permissions not granted [Confirm, Monitor]

Battery Optimisation Permissions not granted [Confirm, Monitor]

Unknown Sources Allowed [Monitor]

Device has Root Access (Jailbroken) [Monitor]

Hazard App installed [Monitor]

Device not seen in 24 hours [Report]


Windows Red Alerts 

Mobile Zone Client Removed [Monitor]

Filtering service disabled [Monitor]

Device not seen in 24 hours [Report]


Mac Red Alerts 

Mobile Zone Client Removed [Monitor]

Filtering service disabled [Monitor]

Device not seen in 24 hours [Report]


Chromebook Red Alert

Device not seen in 24 hours [Report]