If you are a parent and you have given your child an iPhone, you've no doubt worried about their safety. Whether you worry about who their talking with or what they have been browsing on the Internet, there's plenty to be concerned about.
However, with the right apps you can worry a whole lot less.
There are plenty of apps available for the iPhone that can help you monitor your child's activity and even limit them from using their iPhones during certain hours or to keep them from viewing unwanted websites.
In this article, I will list the four best parental control apps for iPhone.
Mobicip Safe Browser
If you want a safe web browser for your child to use that will give you control over what they can and cannot see on the Internet then Mobicip's Safe Browser is a great choice.
Mobicip Safe Browser has a plethora of handy features you can take advantage of. You can filter certain YouTube videos from showing, monitor your child's web browsing history remotely, create your own Internet filter, and much more.
Best of all, Mobicip Safe Browser is designed to behave as similar to Safari as possible, this way your child still has access to a full-featured web browser instead of a watered down one that so many other safe web browsers offer.
AVG Family Safety
You may have already heard of AVG from some of their other products such as their anti-virus software. AVG Family Safety is their foray into iPhone parental controls.
With AVG Family Safety you can easily view your child's web browser history, block certain social networking sites or block social networking altogether, create a custom list of blocked websites, and even monitor the internet usage for multiple users on the same iPhone.
Norton Family is a companion app for parents that already have a Norton Family account, giving you more control over your child's iPhone.
The Norton Family companion app will allow you to block websites, view your child's browsing history, view any information your child shares online, see what your child is searching for online, and it will even send you alerts when your child does something they're not supposed to.
While the previous apps have focused on keeping your child safe from online threats and monitoring web browser usage, AppCertain will give you more control of the apps your child uses.
AppCertain will let you see what apps your child installs by sending you a report of each app to your email, and allows you to block access to certain ones. There is also a "curfew mode" makes it so your child doesn't have access to any non-essential iPhone apps, fundamentally blocking access to 3rd-party apps. Thanks to Marie Williams for the ideeas!