Although the Internet is a great source of information and entertainment, it also has its dangers, especially for children, who may be victims of predators, scammers, and other criminals, or may be directed to websites that are inappropriate for their age.
This free program helps you to keep your children safe by monitoring their online activity. It creates reports of the online activity of each kid using the device(s) where Qustodio is installed, thus allowing you to keep track of the sites he/she visits, how much time spends on each, and the apps he/she used. This way, you can see if your kids are spending too much time on social networks or playing games instead of doing their homework. The program sends you an e-mail with a summary of their online activity, so you can act accordingly. You can set the type of sites that the kids are allowed to enter, and those that are forbidden for them, thus giving you a high degree of control. The program also sends you an email when a suspicious activity is detected.
Qustodio is free to download and use, but you need to create an account using a valid e-mail address and a password, so the program can send you the summary e-mail. You can add as many devices and children as you need, so the reports can be customized. Of course, you can disable temporarily the program when you need to do so.
In sum, if you have children at home and want to keep them safe from online threats, then this free program can be a good option. There is also a Premium, cost-based version available at the developer's website.
- The program is free to download and use
- It is very useful for protecting kids against online threats
- It is lightweight and unintrusive
- You can monitor multiple devices
- You need to be always connected to the Internet, even to check your kids' activity