Are you a paranoid parent? Do you want to monitor your kid’s location and online activities all the time? Our pick of the best parental control apps meets all your requirements for your child’s safety. Read on the list.
“Find My Kids” is a family GPS location tracker designed for child safety and parental control. You can connect a GPS watch or install our app to discreetly track your on your child’s phone to now child`s location.
It is designed with your child’s safety in mind. The app’s unique features ensure you can keep safely in contact with your child when they aren’t with you or when they aren’t responding to you on their device.
GPS location tracker – track your child’s location on the map and the history of movements for the day. Ensure your child is where they’re supposed to be and that they aren’t visiting high risk areas.
Listen In – tune in to what is happening around your child to ensure that they are safe and in good company.
Loud signal – send a loud notification to your child’s phone if they’re having difficulty locating it or if it was left on silent mode and they can’t hear the call.
Application Control – find out what apps they’re using in school and how long they’re using them. Now you can see what’s distracting them and preventing them from focusing in the classroom.
Security control – check that your child arrived at school on time – get notifications when they reach school, return home and other places; add in custom locations as often as you’d like for additional security.
Review: A must-have for parents
I have this app for my two children. It has been great, I can see exactly where they are in real-time, receive notifications, the kids have an SOS button if they are in danger. Parents can send an alarm to their children’s phones (if the child doesn’t answer your call). You can also use the microphone feature where you hear their surroundings, and in my case hear my child talking to her friends and the environment. My two are 8-9 have their own mobile phones with parental controls, in this day and age it is important to teach your child about good communications whilst at play. Read More
2. FBI Child ID
This free app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s all at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers like height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with just a few clicks.
The app includes tips on keeping children safe, as well as specific guidance on what to do in the first 48 crucial hours after a child goes missing. Links to additional resources for families and victims are also provided.
- Include a default e-mail address for your local police department.
- Auto-populate addresses and phone numbers across profiles.
- Add photos for identifying characteristics (birthmarks, scars, etc.).
- Set and send your phone’s location as your child’s last known location.
- iPhone/iPad/iPod compatible
Called The FBI Child ID app, the smartphone tool uses critical information like descriptions of the missing child and current photographs to immediately set up a search, according to the station. It allows parents to send pictures of their child – along with details like height and weight – to thousands of officers in one simple step. Read More
With our app you can:
- View real-time location of those who have allowed you to track them
- See all your children on the same map
- Uses all the possible location methods: GPS, Cell Tower Triangulation and Wi-Fi. That provides the best possible balance between accuracy and dependability
- Works anywhere in the world, including free texting across borders
- Install on all Android devices under your Google Play Family Library with one purchase
- Use our web service to see the location of your children on your computer
- Minimal battery impact
I really like this app because we all can know where each other are. And I can periodically check on our children and parents to make sure everything is ok. And really like it for when our children drive. And I also like the idea of crash detection just in case. I have not experienced it yet and hope to never. Thank you for having this app so everyone that cares where their family is can. Read More
Are you moving to a new area? Are you buying/renting a new house? Will you be living close to any of those dangerous individuals? Are your children visiting a relative or a friend? Will they be safe?
Just activate your phone’s GPS and locate registered sex offenders in the area around you. You can also search by city, zip code, or actual address.
Offenders will be displayed on an interactive map on your device. You will be able to navigate around and click on any of the locations to see the picture, name, address, and offenses of any individual you select.
Currently, SOS only contains registered sex offenders located in the United States. Provides a photo, detailed offender records, birth date, physical profile, etc. for each offender. The database is updated daily.
Search offenders by:
- Your current location
- Any point on the map
- Any address, city or zip
- Offender name
- An address from your contacts list
Easy and simple app. Does the job but doesn’t take the place of parenting. Don’t take chances with your children just because this app doesn’t show a convicted offender near you. Many offenses take place by people close to you or new offenders. Love and protect your children. Thanks for this app. Read More
iCam allows you to remotely monitor up to 12 live video and audio webcam feeds from your Android device over WiFi and EDGE/3G/4G/LTE. Popular uses include baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, spy cam, and security camera.
Record and playback Motion Events and Receive Notifications on your Android device when Motion is Detected by your iCamSource(s) – Visit http://skjm.com/icam/vid.php for video demonstrations.
The only way that someone can connect to your iCamSource is if they know your iCam Login and Password, just like every other account you have on the Internet. In addition, your iCam Login and Password are never sent to our servers, so your video feeds are able to be kept completely private.
I loved the app while it worked, but not so much once it didn’t. But, from what I’ve read recently, a new version is in the works, so I’m leaving the old version installed so I’ll know when the new one is ready. Read More
To get started, simply download the app, create an account with your email address, Google, or Facebook account, and plug the Bouncie adapter into your vehicle’s OBD port. Then you’re ready to see how life’s better behind the wheel with Bouncie.
Current Location – Bouncie updates the vehicle’s location while driving, then records the location when it’s parked.
Geo-Circles Defined – Geo-Circles mark locations which are important to you and your drivers. It’s now easy to stay updated when vehicles arrive or when they leave.
Habits Revealed – Real-time driving insights. With notifications for speed, acceleration, hard braking, and more, better decisions can be made while on the road.
Multiple Logins – Share the ‘keys’ to Bouncie with anyone! Access to the app can be enabled for others so they can stay connected to your vehicles. There is no limit on sharing!
Goodbye Glovebox – Never miss an important renewal! Manage expirations for your license, registration, insurance, plates, and more — all in the palm of your hand.
Trip History & More – Bouncie organizes and records everything. Review trips and better understand driving trends for a day, a week, or a month!
Vehicle Health – Manage the little things before they become big problems. Bouncie monitors your vehicle’s health and alerts you when something needs your attention.
Create Connections – Integrate your vehicles with the platforms that integrate our lives. It’s never been easier to get your vehicle location, driving history, fuel level, and so much more.
Extremely happy with this purchase and the affordable tracking service. Super simple to install, configure, and use. I can honestly say that I am amazed.
I did have a minor glitch where notifications stopped working. I contacted customer support from within the app and they fixed it the same day. Very responsive customer support.
I would recommend the Bouncie for anyone with a car, especially if they have teenage drivers or elderly parents.
The tracking module itself is small and plugs into the data connector under the steering wheel. It has its own built-in cell phone, which sends data to the app. The app creates a new track entry for each time the car is turned on (start) and turned off (stop). This makes it easy to see where the car has been and parked. Read More
7. YouTube Kids
YouTube Kids was created to give kids a more contained environment filled with family-friendly videos on all different topics, igniting your kids’ inner creativity and playfulness. Parents and caregivers can guide the journey as your kids discover new and exciting interests along the way.
Customize your child’s experience with Parental Controls
Limit screen time: Set a time limit for how long your kids can watch and help encourage their transition from watching to doing.
Keep up with what they watch: Simply check the watch it again page and you’ll always know what they’ve watched and the newest interests they’re exploring.
Blocking: Don’t like a video? Block the video or whole channel, and never see it again.
Flagging: You can always alert us to inappropriate content by flagging a video for review. Flagged videos are reviewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
So I think you should get this app because it doesn’t let your kid go on anything inappropriate. If you set it to their age then it will show age appropriate videos. And you can block channels and videos you might think are inappropriate for your kid. And your kid can be educated when they are on the app. Also you kid may also choose their profile picture! And what my kid loves about this app is that there is a cute little intro that shows you kid and me that their in the app. But what I absolutely love about this app is that you can set a timer when this app turns off. So if your little one is on this app then it will not let your kid in any of the videos. Don’t worry if your kid can get into the important stuff to control the app it has a math problem that your kid can’t solve. So this is the reason I think you should really get this app. Read More
Featured in PCMag and The Washington Post, Locategy is the best family locator with parental control features, to help families track and keep kid’s devices safe and supervised.
Locategy applies real-time technology to track your beloved, receive real time alerts when they reach or leaves predefined places, but also control all the installed apps and the time they consume on them. SOS button and remote wipe for a lost or stolen phone are other available features.
Locategy may also be used for tracking elderly people and family members and for receiving real time automatic alerts when they reach or leave pre-defined places.
Location: Track your kids and loved ones’ locations at any time. With a simple button you can see where they all are at any time. It can be used as a family GPS tracker, but also for Track a lost or stolen phone.
Realtime alerts: Receive automatic alerts when your family members reach or leave a pre-defined location (school, home, etc.). The alerts are sent when tracking systems detects a location has been reached. Locategy acts as family GPS tracker.
Parental control – screen time control by blocking apps / device. Parents can block remotely all the apps installed from the AppStore, to help your kid to enjoy a healthy mobile experience and control the screen time.
Emergency, SOS or panic button: With a single tap in the panic button and Locategy will send instantly an alert to the parents providing the current location.
Works great for my use. I only use it to locate my teens, it brings me peace knowing how far they are from home and about when they will arrive. They both work an hour away because we moved and they love their jobs. Read More