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Free Guide to Managing and Safeguarding Your Child’s Screen Time

ADDitude offers 10 great parental control apps built to monitor device screen time and safety for your child, tween, or teen — and begin an ongoing conversation about Internet safety.

Understanding Parental Control Apps

The technology on your child’s wish list is powerful and fascinating and entertaining… and terrifying — especially if he has impulse-control and time-management problems. Smart, safe Internet use begins with a two-part process: educate your child about what it means to behave safely online, and put restrictions in place to guide him.

How? Start with these apps, but don’t stop there. Begin an ongoing conversation with your child, tween, or teen about how to behave safely on the Internet even without your controls — and why safety matters. There’s a fine line between keeping kids protected and invading their budding privacy.