Long ago I lost count of the number of parents asking for help in relation to parental controls to help keep their children safe online. While most of us recognise the need to monitor what our children are doing online, at least to some extent, knowing how to do this effectively is not so simple.
You’ll find the reviews of each product listed below helpful in choosing which one(s) are most appropriate for you and your family.
There are countless parental control software products currently available on the market. This is in addition to the free parental controls you can find on most browsers and devices. Like anything in life you’ll find that you get what you pay for, and parental controls are definitely NOT created equally. Whilst free parental controls are better than nothing, the paid options will go significantly further in achieving your goal of giving you peace of mind that your children are safe and happy online.
It’s important to note before reviewing any parental control software that there is no single product that can guarantee your child will be safe online. Setting up parental controls is a practical step you can take towards your child’s online safety, and should be viewed as a single step to be taken in conjunction with others to keep your children safe online. Parental control software will work best in conjunction with the Peaceful Digital Parenting Solution.
No parental control can replace your role in consistently communicating with your child and remaining approachable when things go wrong.
The above parental controls have been carefully and deliberately selected as those that will help enhance your relationship with your child at the same time as keeping them safe, providing they are implemented appropriately. Up-front and ongoing communication with your child will help any parental control you use to be far more effective.