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Best Security Apps

When you Google Search the term security apps, you get a ton of antivirus and anti-malware app listings. Unfortunately, that’s a very narrow view of what’s out there. There are tons of apps that can boost your security. Most of them are fairly easy to use and don’t use a ton of resources. Here are the best security apps currently available on iOS and Android.

    Famisafe is a dedicated parental control app for your children's phone location, geographical boundaries (geofences), app monitoring and blocking, web content filtering and remote screen time control. The application is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for parents who wish to monitor the digital and GPS activities of their child. The app offers a 3-day free trial upon sign up with a further subscription thereafter. There are many different levels of subscription depending on the features required by the user.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Qustodio is a parental control app used for monitoring mobile, tablets and desktop use for parents, schools and businesses. The platform is free to download with a number of different pricing plans according to the number of devices you desire to monitor. This screen time app has in-app purchases and needs to be downloaded for those who are monitoring the devices as well as those who own the device. Qustodio can be downloaded from the app store and is one of the best apps to limit screen time iOS. Qustodio download is available for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and for Android devices as well as on desktop (PCs, laptops and Mac computers).

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    The application Boomerang Parental Control is a unique piece of software that gives parents remote control of their non-iOS devices. This application is also available on the iOS platform however there are some limitations. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    OurPact is a screen time parental control app, app blocker, GPS locator, child tracker and family locator that enables parents to manage their family's screen time and locate family members. OurPact is one of the best free parental-control apps for both iOS and Android users.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Kidgy is a unique application that makes modern parenting easier. Not only does this application monitor your child’s exposure to social media, websites, contacts and calls it also acts as a GPS system to monitor the whereabouts of your child or whether they have moved out of a given area. The app also allows parents to set simple tasks and receive notifications once they are done with the “Kidgy Daily Schedule”. With mobile phones taking over many aspects of our daily lives and with parents struggling to keep up to date with new technology Kidgy is the ideal platform to stay one step ahead. This app is free from in-app adverts, however, there is a subscription fee to unlock the true potential of this application for parents and children.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad

    Norton Family is a parental control app that’s consistently rated highly by reviewers and experts. The app enables you to track which sites your kids visit, and set rules for the kinds of websites that are allowed. You’ll see an alert when kids attempt to visit a blocked site, and you’ll also be able to check a map that shows the location of their device. Additionally, you can monitor the YouTube videos that your child is watching, and Norton Family shows you a 90-day history of what your child has been doing on their devices so that you can spot trends and habits.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    ScreenTime is a parental Control app for Android and iOS that lets you manage the time your kids spend on their tablets and smart phones.   Parents can encourage positive habits by setting your children tasks to complete, and reward additional screen time. Parents love this instant pause feature that will instantly pause your child’s device which is perfect for getting them to the dinner table or out the door for school.   You can also invite your partner, parents or other carers to manage your child’s screen time settings. Just manage your family’s screen time with one account and track all devices, parents too if you like.   Like all other parental control apps, you can monitor just how much time your kids are spending on their smart devices, you can also see which specific apps are being used and for how long, receive a notification when your kids try and install a new app and see which websites have been surfed from your kids device.   ScreenTime parental control app allows you to block certain apps at certain times of day and also restrict activity during school hours.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Net Nanny is well situated as the best parental control app, has excellent web-filtering technology and a modern, intuitive design. It supports Windows, Mac, Android devices.

    Devices: Web

    ESET Parental Control for Android protects children who are using smartphones and tablets, and does so in a child-friendly way. It shields them from inappropriate or offensive online content by completely blocking access to select website categories. A more liberal mode makes it possible to just monitor the child’s website visits, or following a request, to unblock an app or website that was previously banned. In addition, a useful tool with kids − parents can keep control over the length of time spent using apps or gaming, or block inappropriate apps altogether based on the child’s maturity level. In an emergency, a parent can locate the child based on his/her device that’s connected to the Internet. 

    Devices: Android , Windows

    Funamo Parental Control app allows you to not only monitor devices but also filter internet sites. Contacts, calls, SMS, websites, applications and locations of the device will automatically be logged and history data is uploaded to the Funamo server each day.

    Devices: Android