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Top Rated Parental Control Apps

08/09/2021 - Online safety

Providing a safe online environment for your child can be a tricky process due to the overwhelming amount of information that your child can have access to when surfing online.

Below we have listed some of the best parental control Android and Apple mobile phone apps that you can use to monitor your children’s online browsing and activity, according to Tom’s Guide and PC Mag.

Although the following apps that we have looked at do a good job at filtering websites and application features, relying on them completely is not a sufficient solution as there may still be some unwanted content finding its way through to your child’s screen.

Some of the main features you would want a good parental control app to have are:

We have collected a list of some the most highly recommended parental control apps that contain the above features:

Net Nanny Parental Control






Norton Family



Kaspersky Safe Kids






Family Time 





Installing Parental Control Apps on your Phone:

You’ve picked the app that suits you best and now you want to set it up on your phone so that it’s ready to start monitoring. Each app would have different installing requirements however the set-up process is similar across all apps for Android and iOS.

After choosing the preferred app, you would need to install it on both your and your child’s device so that you can link them. After linking them, you can set the desired monitoring filters and settings.

Both Androids and iPhones have built-in parental control settings without installing an external app. If you would like to enable those, you can follow the instructions below:


  1. Open the Google Play app.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Go to Family
  5. Click on Parental controls
  6. Turn on Parental control.
  7. To protect parental controls, create a PIN that your child cannot guess
  8. Select the type of content you want to filter
  9. Choose how to filter or restrict access.


  1. Launch Settings
  2. Tap ScreenTime
  3. Tap Turn On Screen Time
  4. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions
  5. Enter a four-digit passcode
  6. Re-enter the four-digit passcode



Very Well Family - Best Parental Control Apps
Parental Control Now - Best Free Parental Control Apps 
Apple - Parental Control Apps 
Google - Parental Control on Android 
Google - Parental Control Set up on Google Play
Imore - How to use Parental Control Apps

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