Qustodio is a program for parental control that prevents access to inappropriate sites for children, and informs parents about the activity developed on the internet by their children.
The application monitors the activity of the boys when they chat or when accessing social networks, and is able to detect and alert the suspicion of some type of risk. It is possible to determine which social networks you want to monitor or even block.
Qustodio allows you to create up to 8 independent accounts in case you want to control more than one user (Windows, Mac, iOS or Android), with the possibility of obtaining reports for each one. Reports can be received daily, via email; And also has the possibility to register in the official site of Qustodio, to access a personal account, where detailed reports are shown with the activity of the users that you want to control. The advantage of the latter is that it can be controlled remotely (even from a mobile phone), and in addition it can be controlled from a single place the activity developed in different PCs.
Qustodio is responsible for blocking websites according to an analysis and categorization that is performed at each site visited. In the configuration panel there is a list of categories that can be blocked, to restrict access to sites belonging to that category. The marked categories can be several for different users or profiles to be configured.
It is possible to apply a secure mode during the searches that are made in Google or in other search engines, to censor certain words.
It is also possible to limit the time that each child has connected, so that, in case the time allowed is exceeded, disconnect the internet.
The edition for cell phones allows to control the activity of the children to know with whom they communicate. Parents can know who their children are calling, who they send SMS and also any other activity on social networks or in the browser, as well as the desktop edition.
It is up to each parent to determine whether or not this type of control is necessary for their children while surfing the internet, or if it reaches a more personalized control, or educating them in the correct use of the internet. If you consider that this application can be useful, you can download it for free and try it out. The monitoring service is also free.
Qustodio 22.214.171.124 is the latest version, updated in November 2014. It works with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. You can also monitor mobile phones and tablets with Android or iOS (iPhone, iPad) and has support for Mac OS X.