Software Overall Score Top Features Discounts
AVG Family Safety
$49.99


Editor's Score: 5/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots N/A
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McAfee Family Protection
$49.99


Editor's Score: 5/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots N/A
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PureSight Parental Controls
$59.90
$50.91


Editor's Score: 5/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots N/A
Regular Price:$59.90
Discount Price:$50.91
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Net Nanny Parental Controls
$39.99


Editor's Score: 4.5/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots N/A
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WebWatcher Parental Controls
$97.00


Editor's Score: 4.5/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots
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CyberPatrol Parental Controls
$39.95


Editor's Score: 4.5/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring N/A
Screenshots N/A
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Trend Micro Guardian
$34.95


Editor's Score: 4/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots N/A
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Bsecure Family Safety
$49.95


Editor's Score: 4/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring
Screenshots N/A
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KidsWatch Family Protection
$49.95


Editor's Score: 3/5
Web Monitoring
Web Blocking
Content Filtering N/A
Chat/IM Monitoring
Social Media Monitoring N/A
Screenshots N/A
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Choosing a Family Filter / Parental Control Software

Choosing the right family filter or parental control software is easy.

The three most important things to consider are:
  1. How old is your child?
  2. Are you interested in monitoring or blocking their Internet access? (Or both?)
  3. Do you need to be able to monitor them silently or do you want them to know you're keeping an eye on them?

Depending on your answers to these three questions, there's different parental control software that'll be best suited to your needs.

Here are our recommendations of the best parental monitoring software for children under 9 or so and also other software better geared for monitoring teens and kids nearing their teenage years.

Then, there are other better choices if you need software to monitor an at-risk child of any age.

No matter what your child's age group or your family's particular situation, we've tested each of these programs extensively and know each one intimately, from their respective strengths and weaknesses to what kids (and parents) each one is most suitable for.

We're here to help seven days a week, so contact us anytime with questions.