Windows Live Family Safety Alternatives

    Windows Live Family Safety is described as 'Family Safety can help you manage your children's computer activity, including websites, games, and programs' and is an app in the Home & Family category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Live Family Safety for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Cold Turkey, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Live Family Safety are Qustodio (Paid), SelfControl (Free, Open Source), Norton Family (Paid) and FamilyShield (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Cold Turkey is a productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!
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      This program only helps you block yourself from facebook and other popular social media.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    2. Qustodio helps parents protect their kids online. See how they use the Internet, set healthy access limits, and protect against dangerous or inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators.
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    3. SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start.
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      Norton Online Family protects your kids from online predators by allowing you to understand what your kids are really doing online and spot potential dangers before they become problems
    4. FamilyShield, powered by OpenDNS, blocks adult websites from home computers for free, with no software to install.

      Discontinued

      Not a separate product anymore, it's now part of the OpenDNS offer.

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    5. HomeGuard is an advanced parental control and activity monitoring tool for family and child safety online and offline.
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    6. DansGuardian is an award winning Open Source web content filter which currently runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris. It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, PICS filtering and URL filtering.

      Discontinued

      Latest update in 2012: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dansguardian/files/

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    7. Pluckeye is a filter designed with compulsive users of porn in mind. When Pluckeye is first installed, all images on the Internet are blocked.
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    8. Net Nanny Products from ContentWatch provide Internet Protection software, including parental controls and internet filtering software, computer cleaning utilities, anti-phishing controls, and more.
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    9. NxFilter is a freeware web filtering software controlling user activity on Internet. You can monitor Internet usage in your network and block user request for websites with NxFilter.
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