I reviewed the world of Android and iPhone restrictions for my Smartphones for All book in May 2016:
- Gordon’s Tech: Android restriction (parental control) solutions: Screen Time and MMGuardian advance to next step (MMGuardian, Funamo, AppLock, Kids Place, Screen Time, Net Nanny, Norton Family) 5/2016
- Gordon’s Tech: Android restriction (parental control) solutions: Screen Time and MMGuardian advance to next step 5/2016
- Be the Best You Can Be: MMGuardian - Review of an iPhone parental control and usage monitoring service 5/2016
- Be the Best You Can Be: MMGuardian - review of an Android parental control and usage monitoring application 5/2016
Four months ago I settled on MMGuardian. I liked their price transparency and the feature set was a good match to the needs of Explorers.
I’m used to the lethargic pace of “parental control” products on Mac and Windows, so I figured I was done for a while. Recently a friend suggested Qustodio, and I found an encouraging review. The PC Magazine (still around!) review liked Kaspersky’s “Safe Kids” for iPhone (unlike Android devices iPhones have good built-in parental controls).
I’m going to take a look at both, beginning with Qustodio. There’s no free trial for the premium version (there is a money-back guarantee) so I’m going to first test the professional/educational market product. That comes with a 30 day trial.