Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
Qustodio, a leading parental control software start-up, today announced the release of the latest version of its free software, now compatible with Mac OSX Lion/Mountain Lion and Android devices. It is already available for Window 8 PCs.
The latest version of Qustodio is aimed at giving parents better tools to manage their children’s online activities on the many devices that they use to connect to the world, including Android mobile phones and tablets. Parents can view the web-browsing activity or applications being used on any device within the family and set usage limits for certain applications and/or web pages. Parents can manage the use of all Macs, Windows PCs and Android mobile devices from one unified web-based online dashboard, called the Family Portal.
This release also allows parents to have a deeper view into social networks including Facebook. Qustodio has always tracked children’s time spent on social media sites like Twitter, FourSquare and Pinterest. But today it launched a robust new tool called Advanced Facebook Monitoring that connects to a child’s Facebook account from any device, and reports on the key activities, information and photos where a child may be tagged.
Social Activity reported on Qustodio Family Portal
To showcase this new feature, Qustodio’s Family Portal features a new tab called Social Activity. Social Activity offers parents a detailed view of all social activity performed by the child. It allows parents to see the names of contacts that children communicate with online and the time and duration of the conversation. Qustodio also alerts parents the first time a child is contacted by a new friend. This allows parents to keep a closer eye on social media interactions and intervene if necessary.
Multi-Device Management for Premium Users
Those who purchase Qustodio’s premium version will get access to a new Multi-Device Scheduler that allows a parent to customize individual time usage limits for each mobile, desktop or laptop. Using these features parents can customize their child’s experience on each device.
“Management of the multiple connected devices and online activities in the family is a new and challenging problem that we aim to solve,” said Eduardo Cruz, CEO and co-founder of Qustodio. “We are committed to providing parents useful tools to guarantee safe and responsible use of devices by children.”
Qustodio Premium Users Get Expanded Social Protection and Monitoring
For Premium users, who pay $49.95 per year, Qustodio offers a deeper level of social monitoring called Advanced Facebook Monitoring. Once activated, Qustodio monitors all activity that takes place on a child’s Facebook account, regardless of the device being used to access Facebook. The Advanced Facebook Monitoring feature provides parents with information on new friends, events, shared photos and social interactions including:
- A child’s friends list on Facebook and friends’ profile pictures.
- List of new friends on Facebook and their ages
- A list of mutual friends
- Activity log of how a child interacts with friends in the past 30 days, including time spent chatting and sharing photos.
- Published information such as: interests, relationships, work, religion, etc.
- See the photos that a child shares online and the comments that other users make on those photos.
Pricing and Availability
Qustodio is available now for Mac, Windows and Android at http://www.qustodio.com and has a free version. A premium version is available for $49.95: http://www.qustodio.com/premium. Qustodio’s Android app can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qustodio.qustodioapp
Qustodio develops leading parental control software solutions for families worldwide. Our solutions empower parents to have greater visibility into their children’s online activity, including social networks. Our revolutionary approach provides quick and actionable information for parents, enabling parents to ensure their children use connected devices safely and responsibly. We are passionate about Internet security for children, and we love creating well-made products with excellent user experiences. We want to work with you to make the Internet a safe and enjoyable place for your kids. Qustodio is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain and can be found online: http://www.Qustodio.com, via Twitter: @Qustodio and on Facebook: Qustodio.