Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – Parental Control Software

Constant queries from friends with children on the subject of parental control software brought me to explain the options in depth on this blog.  In previous posts, I’ve explored the options embedded in your operating system (Windows/OSX) and using your router/firewall for content filtering.  Today I will explore how to use 3rd party software to control & keep safe your child’s Internet experience.

These third party products offer much more elegant options to control a child’s online experience than the two previous options alone.  These advanced features include:

Blocking objectionable content
Managing and observing activities
Scheduling allowed Internet access
Monitor online activities

Three products do this very well and offer advanced features you may need to protect your child’s online experience.   Depending on the features you seek, one of the three may best meet your needs:

Net Nanny – Windows/Mac/Mobile
Qustodio – Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, etc.
Norton Family Premier – Windows, Mac, iOS

All of the above are great programs for parental control but review them and find which best fits your needs. Applications such as these go a long way in providing a happy and safe Internet experience for your children.  Let me know how it goes!

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