7 parental control apps to help keep your kids safe

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 14:56:54-04

(KGTV)--Every family can use some help in keeping kids safe while they browse the internet.

Here's a list of some parental control apps that may help your little enjoy all that surfing the web has to offer without the worry:

  1. Norton Family - This software helps you monitor device browser activity and allows you to restrict inappropriate sites. Cost: $49.99
  2. Famingo - This is ideal for younger kids who would benefit from a browser with built-in content filtering. It also doesn't allow kids into the Android store. Cost: $.99/month or $4.99/month for additional kid-friendly apps and games
  3. Net Nanny - What's great about Net Nanny is that you can control it from the device itself or remotely from the computer's web browser. Think: teens. $14.99/year 
  4. AppLock - Let's say you want to prevent your kid from using Snapchat. This tool will help you do that by password-protecting whatever apps you want. You can also lock a device's calling function. Cost: Free 
  5. Screen Time - No, child, you can't spend 18 hours of your Saturday on your phone. This app allows parents to set specific time limits and has a built-in reward program so that if your kid does chores, they can earn extra screen time. 
  6. Toddler Lock: Turn your screen into a doodle drawing board with this app. This will prevent you from posting gibberish Facebook status updates and encourage your little one's creativity. Cost: Free
  7. Mobicip: Parents rave about this app's browser filtering technology, which reads even websites that just popped up yesterday not just older sites. Cost: $39.99

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy