The Internet is always on, but parents can't always be around to see what their kids are looking at. That's why there's parental control software. Parental control software helps parents, guardians, and other computer administrators monitor and set limits on online activity. When testing this software we kept three things in mind: parental peace of mind, teen usability, and the program's resistance to circumvention. In other words, the software had to be able to monitor activity and block objectionable content, but also not frustrate teens and kids who need to use the Internet for legitimate reasons. Perhaps most importantly, it should stand up to attempts to bypass the software, something reflected in our "kid-proof rating." Our compare chart lets you know which were the most resistant to our attempts. It also lists other features offered, but we suggest you read the reviews to find out how well these features worked. Check out our FAQ for more on how we reviewed this software, as well as for tips on how to set it up.
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