MM Guardian Parental Control
The MM Guardian Parental Control app allows you to block incoming calls and texts, monitor alarming texts and control which apps can be used and when on your child’s smartphone.
In more extreme circumstances it also lets you locate and lock your child’s phone using a text message, as well as set time restrictions to limit their use. You’ll be able to get a daily report on your child’s phone usage, so if their bill is high, you will be able to find out why and it will also allow you to set restrictions on the websites they can access.
Download MM Guardian Parental Control from Google Play
Funamo Parental Control
The Funamo Parental Control app allows you to not only monitor devices but also filter internet sites. Contacts, calls, SMS, websites, applications
As a parent, you will then be able to view this data from any browser whenever you want. You can also enforce safe search for Google, Yahoo, Bing
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Kids Place – Parental Control
You will have to set up a pin when you first log into Kids Place that is then needed to exit the
Kids Place will also make sure your kids can’t do anything on your device that will cost you money, such as making phone calls, texting or downloading new apps. In addition, you can block incoming calls when this app is running and disable all wireless signals, as well as have multiple user profiles.
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AppLock has over 100 million users and supports 24 languages. It allows you to lock SMS, contacts, Gmail, Facebook and any other app to protect your privacy. You will be able to control photo and video access, meaning you can set selected pictures to disappear from your photo gallery so only you can access them with a code.
AppLock also allows you to lock your settings and Google Play so you won’t have to worry about your children accessing new apps or changing your settings.
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Screen Time Parental Control
Screen Time is a parental control app that is less invasive than others and geared towards families with older children and teenagers. It will let you monitor and manage the time spent on devices and allows you to set time limits on selected apps, as well as a bedtime curfew, lights out and school time curfews.
It can be controlled via any browser and the app itself runs in the background, providing you with an easy way to check up on usage.
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OpenDNS Family Shield
Block domains on your whole network
FamilyShield is a free service from OpenDNS. Its parental control tools automatically block domains that OpenDNS has flagged under the headings “tasteless, proxy/anonymizer, sexuality, or pornography”.
One of the big pluses here is that while FamilyShield can run on PCs and mobile devices, you can also apply it to your network router and filter all the traffic that passes through it – it’s just a matter of changing the DNS server numbers in your control panel.
This has the happy benefit of improving DNS lookup speeds on some ISPs. By filtering everything at the router level, every device on your network benefits from the filters.
Comprehensive controls and activity logging
Nothing gets past Kidlogger. This free parental control software not only tracks what your children type and which websites they visit – it also keeps a record of which programs they use and any screengrabs they take.
If you’re concerned about who your kids might be talking to online, there’s even a voice-activated sound recorder. If your children are a little older and more responsible, you can pick and choose which options to monitor and give them a little privacy.
The free software only covers one device and lacks some of the sneakier features of the premium editions (including silent monitoring of WhatsApp conversations and the ability to listen to phone calls), but it’s still a well-rounded tool if you’re concerned about your kids’ safety.
Spyrix Free Keylogger
Take a peek over your kid’s shoulder as they surf
Keyloggers have something of a bad reputation online, as they’re often used by villains, but they can be a force for good too, and Spyrix‘s features enable you to see what your children have been up to.
Although it’s dubbed parental control software, it’s really a monitoring program; it doesn’t stop the kids getting up to no good, but it does let you see exactly what they’ve done.
That means it isn’t really appropriate for younger children’s computers, but it may be appropriate for older children if you suspect online bullying or other unpleasantness.