Parental Control Tools

You want to help your child navigate the online world, but there are so many options in monitoring software and hardware. We get it. It’s overwhelming. So we've done the work for you. Here, you can see what features each provides, compare and make the right choice for your family.

Net Nanny
Kaspersky Safe KidsSymantec Norton Family PremiereCircle with Disney
Devices supportedWindows, Mac, Android, iOS, Kindle, NookAndroid, iOS, Windows, MacAndroid, iOS, Windows, MacAndroid, iOS, Windowsany device
Free optionyesnoyesnono
Software or hardwaresoftwaresoftwaresoftwarehardwarehardware
Limit on children/devices5/51/1nonenonenone
Time limit
yesyesyesAndroid onlyyes
Time limit
Per user settingsyesyesyesyesyes
Content filteringyesyesyes, limited browsersyesyes
Website filtersyesyesyesyesyes
Social network monitoringFacebook onlymany popular networksFacebook onlyFacebook onlyno
Remote managementyesyesyesyesno
Location trackingyesnoyesyesno
Block appsyesnoyesyesyes
Block contentyesyesyesyesyes
Website monitoringyesyesyesyesyes
Monitor usageyesyesyesyesyes
Access schedulingyesyesyesyesyes
Call/SMS trackingyesnoAndroid onlyAndroid onlyno
panic button, online dashboard, English and Spanishmasks profanity on webpages More robust on Androidsearch and YouTube reports, ability to lock devicepause button, rewards, customize profiles

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