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Qustodio Parental Control

Platforms
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Teacher Overview

The application ‘Qustodio’ is an application 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. The application has in-app purchases and needs to be downloaded for those who are monitoring the devices as well as those who own the device.

 

Teacher Review

The application can support parents, schools and businesses. For this review, we will focus on the mobile device usage of a child from the viewpoint of a parent. The application supports a number of key features such as supervising your child’s web activity, reporting daily on web activity, setting device screen time limits and much more.

The application is supported by the online platform that is very easy to download via the software’s website. The app itself supports the software and has to be downloaded by both the parents as well as the child. The online platform is very intuitive, incredibly informative and easy to set-up. We suggest that starting with the online portal dashboard is the best method.

Upon opening the application, the user is required to sign into their account. A series of screenshots demonstrates the power of the application via a web tour which can be by-passed.

The ‘home’ screen displays the children that have their devices connected. It is noted that the app will only control what happens via the Qustodio app although there are some flexibilities for scheduling when this happens. The app design itself is clean and intuitive with simple navigation menus and icons.

The top left allows the user to access their account where they can find setting such as ‘Your Devices’, ‘Your Account’ and ‘Your Family’.

Once the child has been selected from the ‘Home screen’ the app displays a simple to read Activity tracker where parents can set time limits and block days from mobile use.

Once again devices can be added manually and details can be edited.

The ‘Rules’ icon enables the parent to set a number of rules for the child’s device. These include daily limits, restricted times, web filtering, games and apps filtering, calls and SMS monitoring, location tracker and social media monitoring. The application’s real-time filter also blocks inappropriate content even in private browsing mode.

The ‘Restricted Times’ setting is an excellent feature; here screen time can be restricted throughout the day. The numerous options are excellent with some truly innovative features such as the ‘panic’ button which is a great idea for safeguarding.

When using the application on the child’s device you are requested to sign in as the parent and follow to instructions to allow a profile to be set up. Once complete parents can access their child’s mobile activity via the online dashboard. This dashboard is very easy to understand and is presented in a clear and easy to use manner.

Tabs at the top of the dashboard include:

Activity Summary – Parents can see a summary of all of the activity of the child’s mobile usage. The tracking is instant and displayed clearly in a pie chart.

Social Activity – This displays your child’s mobile social activity such as social media apps.

Web Activity – This displays your child’s mobile web activity and the pages they have viewed or tried to view.

Activity Timeline – This displays opened websites, location and mobile activity in an easy to read vertical timeline for the day.

Rules Settings – This tab gives a summary of the websites that are restricted which can be edited. There are also features for time usage, application blocks, device locking, social monitoring and so much more.

In an age where children seem to be constantly connected to their mobile devices, this application is a godsend. The developers can be praised for designing a unique piece of software that is easy to understand and has a number of unique features for monitoring mobile usage. Parents can be reassured that this app has been designed with them in mind enabling both total control and flexibility of their child’s mobile phone. Not only does this app provide peace of mind for parents what to know what their child is viewing and for how long but also provides a platform for safeguarding and locations. This application comes highly recommended by the EducationAppStore.com

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App Details

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In-App Purchases - Yes

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Description

Qustodio is a free parental control app that offers simple tools to manage kids’ screen time, filter content and monitor or block apps kids use. Best of all it automagically reports kids’ online activity to you once installed.

Getting Started:

First install Qustodio on your child’s iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice that inappropriate websites have been blocked automatically. Then install Qustodio on your own smartphone to monitor their activity.

Qustodio will provide you a daily report of all your child’s activity in your inbox. To manage your child’s web rules or screen time, just open our desktop Family Portal (https://family.qustodio.com/) from any web browser.

Want to protect more devices? You can download Qustodio to any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. As a parent, you can manage or supervise any device directly from the Qustodio app.

What does Qustodio do on iOS?

Web filtering and monitoring: On your child’s device you’ll automatically get free web monitoring using our secure VPN technology. Your kids will be protected from inappropriate content or any site you choose whether they use Safari, Chrome or any other web browser.

Screen Time Controls: Qustodio can control Screen Time. Our technology uses will allow you to set a time schedule or a quota of when your kids are allowed to use their device. When time is up, internet and access to all apps rated for users 4+ will be disabled.

App Controls: Qustodio can report, monitor and/or block more than 50 popular apps used by kids, and you can view their usage.

Free vs. Premium

With Qustodio Free you can protect up to one kid’s device free, and monitor from as many parents’ devices as you want.

Qustodio Premium will allow you to monitor more kids’ devices, and you’ll get access to more reporting information and features from your parent’s device.

You can purchase on of our 1-year Premium plans using Apple’s In-App Purchase inside the Qustodio app on your parent’s device.

Qustodio Premium is available with an annual subscription. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period . Subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. The subscription will renew at the same cost.

Terms of service: https://www.qustodio.com/terms/

Privacy policy: https://www.qustodio.com/privacy/

Important notes for users:

- The Qustodio for iOS install process will ask you to install a special MDM profile, and accept special permissions in order to control the internet traffic on the device. This profile can be removed or disabled by you whenever you want. Instructions for installing, uninstalling and configuring are on our help page.

-When connecting to the internet a VPN symbol will appear on the top of the screen. The VPN connection can be disabled temporarily when needed in the Family Portal or by logging into the Qustodio app on your kids’ device.

- You can access and manage Qustodio at any time from the online dashboard at https://family.qustodio.com

Available Languages:

The Qustodio app is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Brazilian Portuguese.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please contact us at:

http://www.qustodio.com/help

Follow us on facebook.com/qustodio or twitter @qustodio

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