For parents of today's hyperconnected children, Norton Family provides extensive parental control and monitoring options. It supports geofencing, blocking and filtering, has tons of useful extras, and has an easy-to-use web interface. Norton Family offers a level of customization that no other parental control tool can, making it ideal for weaning children off parental restrictions as they age or putting up distinct rules for various age ranges. That said, this app is probably best for families who already have open communication about social media and online safety practices.
- No cap on the number of monitored devices
- Fair pricing
- Extensive list of features
- Excellent extras like Instant Lock and School Time
- Search Supervision
- Websites and apps blocker
- Simple to set up and configure
- Outstanding geofencing tools
- Robust screentime management
- Supports Windows platform
- Comprehensive online reporting dashboard
- Limited features on iOS
- Can only monitor browser-based viewing of YouTube and Hulu
- Unable to disable specific PC games and programs
"This tool for monitoring my children’s online activities on their cell phones has exceeded my expectations. With a little bit of exploring and experimentation I was able to tweak the parental settings to my exact liking at anytime from my device whether we’re together or not giving me one less thing to worry about especially the time they spend streaming videos and content I may deem unsuitable. Thank to the whole Norton team, you guys did a great job with this one!"
"I really enjoy the app! We have a teenage son and a preteen son. The app allows me to control what they view on their computers and for how long. I am also able to disable the access by clicking a button."
"Norton has made our lives much more peaceful with regards to children and their computer time. Homeschooling our grands using the computer and internet opened the door for sneaky fun time. As much as I tried to monitor their activities, they always found a way to sneak in searches unassociated with school during school hours. Norton put tools in my hand that allows me to have complete control of their computer activities. I can block what I want, allow what I want and when I say it’s ok to do so and am notified when they try to step outside my set boundaries. It frees up my time and gives me peace of mind about their safety. Thank you so much!!!!"
Norton Family is intended to help you monitor what your children are doing online, safeguard them from unsuitable content, and prevent screen time and smartphone addiction. It accomplishes this and more with the following features:
This parental control app is compatible with Windows, Android, iOS, and iPadOS. It supports the following desktop and mobile operating systems:
PRICING AND PLANS
Norton Family discontinued its free tier in early 2018, opting instead for a $49.99 per year subscription alternative. As Norton has maintained its pricing, this is one of the more affordable parental-control choices available today. It's wonderful to see only one package provided, which simplifies things, and it's the only Norton plan you'll ever need because it supports unlimited devices and child accounts. There are no limits on the number of devices that may be added to an account, which is excellent for today's hyperconnected generation. An account can have up to 15 child profiles, which is ideal for large families.
Norton Family has good customer support, but it could be better. You'll find a support library with helpful setup tutorials, troubleshooting guides, and informative articles about Norton Family's features. If you don't want to waste time perusing the website's help area, you may open a ticket or chat with a customer care professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Currently, Norton customer support is available in 50+ countries.