The increasing role that the internet is playing in our lives is bringing about the necessity to monitor the browsing habits of our children. And while your child may obey the rules set in place for browsing, there is always a chance that they will inadvertently be directed to a site they should not be viewing.

To counter this, many companies are developing apps that are aimed at preventing children from viewing adult material. Here are some of the best parental control apps to keep your kids safe online.


Net Nanny

Social media has become one of the primary means of communication for many internet users and children are no exception. Unfortunately, social media can also pose a threat to the safety of children by allowing them to mingle anonymously with nearly any user on the network. This makes it difficult to determine whether they are chatting with friends or online predators.

To counter this, Net Nanny has designed an app that allows parents to monitor the social network activities of their children, while still allowing them to use the platform. The app has a setting that will inform a child when a parent is monitoring their habits and another option where parents can monitor covertly.


Norton Family Parental Control

From one of the most recognized brands in internet security, the Norton Family Parental Control app lives up to its name. The app features a powerful web filtering system that will ensure that your child is well-protected when online. In addition, the Parental Control app also has a location tracking function which could be vital if your child goes missing. One thing to note before purchasing the app is that it is only available for Android platforms.



Did you know that it is more difficult to track the browsing habits of your child from mobile devices – such as tablets and smartphones – than desktop computers? This is a fact that often gets overlooked, but not by Mobicip. The Mobicip app was specifically developed to monitor web surfing from portable computers (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops).

Perhaps the most prominent feature of the app is its ease of use. Familiarizing yourself with the interface takes only a few minutes, but the security measures that it incorporates are some of the best of any parental control app.


Content Watch

Cloud-based applications are all the rage, and Content Watch has made use of this technology with their monitoring app. The Content Watch app utilizes real-time content monitoring that eliminates the chance of a child being redirected to a site that is deemed unsafe. In addition, if you feel that your kid is playing too many games, the app can be programmed so that they will not be able to access gaming sites.

To make things easier on parents, the app has an interface that can be adjusted remotely. This remote connectivity allows parents to be in control, even when they are not in the child’s presence.


The internet can be a dangerous place for children if they are not properly monitored, and this is especially true with mobile devices. Thankfully, there are many apps available that allow parents to monitor their child’s browsing habits, while at the same time preventing them from being able to access unsafe websites.

If you would like to monitor web surfing in real-time and eliminate game playing, consider the Content Watch application. Furthermore, when the child’s location is a concern, apps with tracking abilities – such as the Norton Family Parental Control app – will help you to keep tabs on your child’s movements.

Keep these top parental control apps in mind when looking for ways to prevent your kid from accessing unsafe content.


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