Qustodio Review

Qustodio is a well-rounded parental controls app that offers parents detailed reporting on their kids’ browsing history and online activities. Qustodio’s parental controls app delivers several key features for parents looking to filter and monitor their kids’ online activities. The app includes content filtering to prevent access to sites that parents deem harmful or inappropriate. Parents can receive alerts when their kids try to access blocked sites or apps. Qustodio has screen time limits to limit daily device time, as well as app-specific time limits.

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Services And Features

Filter content and apps

  • Block apps, games, and websites

  • Receive alerts when child try to access blocked content

  • View child’s browsing history

Location monitoring

  • View child’s current location and log of past locations

  • Receive alerts when they arrive and leave ‘saved’ locations

Screen Time Limits

  • Set screen daily screen time limits and app-specific time limits 

  • Create screen-free periods

SMS Text Message Monitoring

  • View child’s text messages 

  • Block calls from specific contacts


  • Receive daily, weekly and monthly Reports via email 

  • Alerts for certain activities 

  • SOS alerts from child to parent

Recently, Qustodio added a text message monitoring feature so that parents can read their kids’ text messages and see who their kids are communicating with. The new text message monitoring will be excessive for some parents, but the feature affords a high degree of visibility into their kids’ lives. Lastly, the Qustodio app includes location tracking. Parents can see a log of their child’s locations throughout the day and their child’s current location. The app can also alert parents when a child arrives at or leaves a specific saved location.

 child’s online activity in real-time to see who they’re talking to and what content they’re accessing. Receive detailed reports via email and get alerts when limits are met or your child has a problem.


Qustodio offers a free version, which covers a single device only and includes a limited set of features. Premium plans come in 3 tiers based on the number of devices to cover. Parents can select Qustodio Small for 5 devices ($54.95/year), Medium for 10 devices ($96.95/year), or Large for 15 devices for $137.95/year. 

Customer Support

Customers can access email support or the self-help online help center. Phone support is available for the top-tier plans or for an additional $12.99 per year with the lowest tier Premium plan. 

Pros And Cons


  • 30-day money back guarantee

  • Free version (covers 1 device)

  • Works on Windows, Android, iOS, Mac, and Kindle


  • Limited customer support. Customers can access email support or the self-help online help center. Phone support is available only for the top-tier plans.   

  • Highest tier plan only covers 15 devices