Qustodio: Internet Parental Control App
We are in the thick of a booming digital world. It is all around us as we shop, communicate and learn. It is also a big part of our children’s lives as they communicate and learn as well. This is all new to us and we are the first generation of parents learning about this technology so that we can keep our kids safe and healthy as they are online.
Qustodio provides powerful monitoring tools and parental controls that do all of the thinking and tracking for us. Qustodio is for things like screen time, adult content and games. I use it for my 10 year old!
The best way for me to show you what Qustodio can do is to run down a few screen shots form my son’s activity summary. For this I am showing you his tablet activity during a weekend we went on a road trip to the coast and he was in the back seat with headphones.
I cannot see his tablet while driving and I cannot hear what he is doing when he has his headphones on for driving so Qustodio is great as I can see what he is doing right away.
Here you see that Anthony spent the most time watching YouTube videos and also looked at something on Amazon and Search (Google). The Facebook shows because a video he was watching had a contest he asked me to click and it took us to Facebook. He does not have a Facebook account himself. Because he does not have a Facebook account I showed you a Qustudio-branded shot of what the social media monitoring looks like a few photos up.
About that Google search I saw in his activity dashboard? I can see the pages he went to. Looks like he was looking at Fortnite articles.
Each time he was active on his tablet I can see where he was located. It’s like a little GPS tracker which is great when he is with friends and I can track his phone usage and see where he is as he uses his phone. The ‘unknown’ locations say that because we were driving to the coast and reception/GPS is spotty plus we are moving at highway speeds.
Once we got to our destination it picked up tracking again. What is the full list of Qustodio features?
- Block inappropriate content with our smart web filters
- Limit games and apps and block inappropriate ones
- Track your children’s Android or iOS device on a map
- Manage and limit your children’s screen time by device
- Monitor their activity on social networks
- Monitor and block your children’s calls on Android
- Qustodio works on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
There are THREE plans to choose from. They range from about $4.50/month to about $11.40 for a large amount of devices in large families.
Comment: I was given a membership subscription for feature. Opinions are my own