App Review – Episode 1

APP REVIEW

In the interests of internet safety, this month’s APP REVIEW segment looks at two mobile apps that monitor internet use.

QUSTODIO

https://www.qustodio.com/en/

Qustodio provides virus protection and illicit search blocking, enables one to view time spent on any sites, and enables parents to set time limits for use on such networks. Parents can also track the recipients of calls, messages and photos. It can also track locations and has a Panic Button feature on the child’s device. The free version provides coverage for one device for one child. Paid subscription covers 5 devices ($54.95 per year). 

 

Further review:

Be Web Smart Qustodio Parental Control Software Review (Dumais, J. April 16, 2014)

 

UNGLUE

http://www.unglue.com/

UnGlue’s free version provides family usage reports. The paid subscription provides: limit to time spent on entertainment; ability for kids to monitor the time they spend on tasks, and to earn more screen time; and blockage of adult content. 

Further review:

Tech Crunch – unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any devices (Perez, S.