We thoroughly check all the internet filters we've reviews to ensure that our recommendations will keep your children safe. We love using it because it is easy to install and is super simple to navigate.
Qustodio includes 29 filter categories, and has flexible time controls. Qustodio is designed for use on both websites and cellphones - and even has a built in GPS tracker when installed on a cell phone.
You can also tag words and phrases, such as “come alone” or “don’t tell your mom,” so if someone sends a message with these phrases, you will know.
Net Nanny is one of the cheapest internet filter programs we tested, but still includes the most important protection tools to block dangerous content online.
All versions let you filter and block web content you don’t want your children exposed to.
It comes with 18 filter categories that make it easy to block related websites under each category, including pornography, violence and online gaming.
Qustodio is our top pick for internet filters in part because it is easy to install on both computers and smartphones. You can access each child’s profile from your phone and adjust their access and time allowances; you don’t have to be at a computer or on the device itself to adjust the settings.
Qustodio has 29 filter categories to quickly and easily block websites and content children don’t need to see.
All the adult sites are collected in well organized Top 10 collections.
The internet filter didn’t slow down the any of the devices we used it on, computer, laptop or cell phone, so the kids didn’t notice when the website blocker was running.
Net Nanny isn’t as expensive as other internet filter programs, but it still includes 18 filter categories and profanity masking that covers foul language on websites and blocks them from being typed into messages.
Net Nanny includes time controls to block kids from the internet when they should be asleep, at school, doing homework or chores.
Because you can set up an account for each child, older children can be given longer time limits for school projects, online games or streaming videos.