Top parental monitoring apps for smartphones

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In this world of digitization, just taking care of the child especially teenagers is not enough. You need to monitor their company, social activities, and their mobile usage. Kids do not like if parents ask or stop them from some activities. But technology has found the solution to this biggest problem. Several child monitoring applications are developed to make the kids secure.

These apps can also be used as a family tracker app as you can track live location, social media activities, calls, text messages, and also browsing history. Here in this post, we have discussed some of the topmost parental applications.

Find My Kids

The best child monitoring app available on the Play Store and App store is Find My Kids. This app makes you able to keep an eye over every single move of your kids. You can track their live location along with the path they have selected to reach school or home. Also, you can get a report of previously visited location history in a statistical format.

Find My Kids provides free service so that every parent can avail its services to make their kids secure. Now, it is also compatible with Smartwatches. It includes an SOS signal which is used for the emergency purpose. With this, the sound in the surroundings will get recorded. So, there is no need to worry about the kid’s safety and start using this parental application.


Spyzie is one of the best safety providing an application for the parents. It helps you in tracking and monitoring the mobile of the child. It is compatible with both the platforms – Android and IOS. Parents feel relaxed about kid’s security as they can keep an eye on their activities.

It supports features like Whatsapp tracking, SMS or calls monitoring. You will be notified with the real-time location. You have remote access to set phone usage time limit from your mobile or laptop.

Several other features like monitoring browsing history, visited location history, images, videos and also the contact information of the target mobile. It has 3 different plans – $9.99 for one month, $19.99 for 3 months and $59.99 for one year. Maybe it seems a little bit costly but is providing all the required features to secure kids.

Norton Family Premier (Android and iOS)

Everyone is aware of the Norton malware which is one of commonly used anti-virus. Norton has launched a parental app for child monitoring and security. You can analyze their online behaviour from their social activities. Web blocking, application blocking like features are supported by the Norton Family Premier.

You can set a warning for some websites which you do not want to block but wants to aware of kids. All the features work properly for the Android app but not for IOS. Some features like time scheduling, app blocking are not supported by IOS because of Apple rules.

Its annual charges are $50 and there is no limit for the device. You can simply download this app on any device and start securing your kids.

Net Nanny

Net Nanny, the package of all required features for teen and kid’s security. Tracking live location, setting time for using the phone, fetching real-time online activities can be done with this single application.

You are eligible to restrict some adult or drugs-related videos, websites from kid’s mobile. But it has one disadvantage that you cannot read the text messages and call logs remotely but can check the time when they were using it. It is quite costly as it charges $55 yearly for only 5 mobile phones and $90 per year for 20 devices.


Here comes the next app which is different from other applications. With PhoneSheriff, you can monitor several devices at the same time. It has a unique feature of camera monitoring and has a photo editing feature. This feature makes it more attractive for kids.

Along with that, it has other features like location tracking, web-filtering, calls, and SMS monitoring. Both Android and IOS versions are available.


Surfie proves to be helpful apps for parents as it sends notifications of kid’s activities. And, every time you do not need to open an app for the same. It notifies you about their social activities, time spent on the phone, and games they are playing, etc.

It enables you to monitor their social networking apps and can read their texts to protect them from cyberbullying. Surfie is available for both Android and IOS.

Baby Connect 

Baby connect is specially designed for newborn babies. Several child monitoring apps are available in the market which are for teens. It monitors the kid’s feeding, sleeping and changing times

All the information related to your kid is saved with backup on Baby Connect’s web server. With this, you can get this stored information anywhere and anytime. It costs you $4.99 only which is affordable for everyone. You can easily download it from the Google Play Store, iTunes, and Amazon App Store.

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