This is the name for any apps or settings that give parents control over what their kids see and do online or on their devices. They give power back to parents to protect their kids from the dangers of the internet.
9 out of 10 parents say that parental control software helps their kids¹
Kids who have a smartphone spend an average of 7.5 hours on it
50% of kids admit to being addicted to their phone²
How to set up parental controls
It’s easy if you know how. Our step by step guides show you how to set up parental controls on the most popular devices and apps.
The lay of the land
Before you start make sure that you’ve got information to back up any changes you make. How long do they use their devices/apps for at the moment? What are they using them for? If kids push back on parental controls this helps explain you explain your decisions.
It’s time to talk
Parents tell us the best way to get started is to talk. To help get the conversation started we’ve created the Family Pact, a simple contract between parent and child on the use of mobile devices.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.