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Dave

It's almost time to think about this stuff in my household.  I have been using Circle Home by Disney at home but I have unplugged it during all my wifi testing and feel like I would like to put something on each device now.  I'm thinking about location tracking, geofencing, app monitoring, etc.  All those nosey parent type things.  I'll probably still use profiles of some sort on a router for time management.

Just curious if anybody has any experience in this.  I've been looking at Norton the most. I like it because it is unlimited devices.  I'll need to eventually do 4 iPads and 2 phones.  Links below.  There are some other ones too.

 

 

Norton - https://fave.co/2TvJfgT

Circle Home - https://fave.co/2RCnCJR

Life 360 - https://www.life360.com/

Family Time - https://familytime.io/

Qustodio - https://fave.co/2Tx2bf1

 

ESET - https://fave.co/2RFAleK

 

 

We first started talking about Circle and ESET on this post:

 

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ShadowPeo

Not knowing your exact situation re:education devices, but here within the education environment Norton causes many issues for parents and most simply uninstall it. Specifically it blocks the loading of the automatic proxies thus preventing network access, There would be a setting buried somewhere to allow for them but we have not looked into it more than the fact it is a Norton issue as we do not provide support on students personal devices

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schoondoggy

Great topic.

I need to finalize and deploy Untangle Home Pro. It may not be as easy, but I think I can reach the parental control/monitoring I am looking for with:

Policy Manager

Web Filter

Application Control

Reports

 

https://www.untangle.com/shop/ng-firewall-homepro/

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Jason

Haven’t found a one size fits all solution either. Using Apple Screen Time largely as a replacement for Disney Circle now. Life360 for real time GPS tracking of mobile devices. Haven’t experimented with anything else yet.

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Dave

I am also working on a new untangle install. The Synology router does most of that but I still want to have a look. I would like a one stop shop but sounds like that may not be possible. While they are young and getting their first phone I'm going to be super nosey.

We have two school iPads, 2 personal iPads, and 1 phone right now. It's not officially assigned to a kid yet. It's like a floater.

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