Parenting is a tough job, made even harder by technology. It’s basically impossible to parent technology-free in the 21st century. You have to be doubly cautious about protecting your kids from the things that want to hurt them out in the world of the internet.
These are the best parental control and monitoring apps for kids that help you stay aware of the things your kids are doing and protect them from potential dangers on the internet. Get peace of mind with these parental control softwares.
Best for All Your Devices
Net Nanny is a family monitoring system that is compatible with all of your family’s devices. You can monitor your kid’s Mac products, Android phones, and PC computers. You can monitor the apps and websites your children navigate to, block dangerous content, and set screen time limits with this tool.
They also allow you to monitor a large number of devices through one subscription, making this a great option for a large family with lots of devices.
Great for Screen-Time Management
Boomerang is a parental monitoring app for your kid’s devices. Their mobile phone monitoring apps allow you to monitor text messages and calls, as well as app usage. There is also social media monitoring built into this app. You can set time limits and “bed times” for you children’s phones as well.
Additionally, Boomerang knows that your kids will still be using their devices, so you can set a list of encouraged apps (reading apps, educational, etc.) that won’t use up their time limits.
For Great Physical Tracking
Kids have their devices on them at all times. If you want to keep your child safe and know where they are, Locategy is a great app for location tracking. With the Locategy app, you get real time knowledge of where your kids are, and can also receive location reports and updates.
With Locategy, you’ll also get a usage report of how your child has been using their phone over the last couple of days.
Protect from Bullying and Pornography
Bark wants to help you protect your kids with their monitoring apps (and their new kid-specific smart phone). The Bark app allows you to monitor your child’s apps and content, manage screen time, filter websites, and get location alerts. You will also receive alerts for potential dangerous content, like self-harm, bullying, and sexual content.
Bark also is releasing a new child friendly smartphone for those families that want more privacy and protection.
Best for Families on a Budge
The Kroha Parental Control app comes with a host of features to help protect your children. Features include seeing internet history, YouTube history, blocking certain apps, getting updates of online activities, viewing your children’s photos, and getting app stats.
With Kroha, you’ll also receive a real time news feed of all the actions your kid’s phone has taken.
We know that you walk a careful balance when it comes to parenting your kids and teens through the 21st century.
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Written in partnership with Reach The Lost