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Apps designed to help parents monitor child's device usage

Tech guru PC Mike Wendland looks at apps designed to limit and monitor your children's online activity.

Here’s a look at a few parental Apps that allow parents to monitor their child’s online activity, physical location and even limit screen time on their mobile devices.

Mobicip lets parents review browsing history and has different levels to disallow certain things like shopping and online dating. The app is free for IOS and Android users and has premium services available at an additional cost.

MSpy is considered a top monitoring app. Parents can monitor a range of smartphone activities their kids are taking part in. From their child’s physical location to their browser history, video, images, emails and text and more. The app is free for IOS and Android users and a range of premium services available for purchase.

Norton Family makes it possible for parents to set up content filters, keep track of the physical location of their kids and even sends out weekly reports to stay on top of their kid's activities. A unique feature with Norton is the ability to limit time a child spends on their devices. The app is free for IOS and Android but there are additional costs for service.

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