Norton Family parental control

Norton Family parental control

By Symantec

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-11-23
  • Current Version: 1.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.92 MB
  • Developer: Symantec
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 2
From 99 Ratings


The Norton Family app¹, from the makers of Norton Security, helps teach your kids safe habits for Web exploration and helps you stay in the know about where your kids are. “Norton Family Premier offers an impressive range of parental control and monitoring features for parents of today’s hyper-connected kids.” ~ Neil J. Rubenking, Reprinted from with permission. © 2016 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APP IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR USE ON CHILD DEVICES ONLY. Please use the Norton Family portal for configuration and monitoring. Stay tuned for updates on the availability of our app for parents’ use. Download the Norton Family app to your kids’ iOS devices, which will install the Norton browser for enhanced protection. - Web Supervision: Configure rules in the Norton Family portal to control your child’s access to websites. When your child accesses any of the blocked websites in the Norton browser, you will be notified in the portal. - Location Tracking²: Turn on Location Supervision³  on your child’s device to track their current location, and view the Location history in the Norton Family portal. - Search Supervision: Track your child’s search activities through the Norton browser in the Norton Family Portal - Video Supervision²: View the Youtube videos your child watched in the Norton browser in the Norton Family portal. - Instant Lock: Grant or block access to all apps, browsers, games and more from the Norton Family portal when you need to enforce a break. Parents and kids can still connect to each other when the kid's device is in Lock mode. - Use the different forms of activity-tracking reports in the Norton Family portal mentioned above (30-day history) to gain insights into how and where your kids spend their time online, so you can see what their interests are and help keep them safe.     IMPORTANT NOTE: Please disable Safari or any other browser and the YouTube app so that your children’s activity can be monitored. ¹ Norton Family account required to use the Norton Family app ² Premium feature, which will be available until the 30-day trial is over ³ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life INTERNET SAFETY FOR KIDS AND TEENS Online safety is a growing concern for children and parents. Common threats regarding Internet family safety include: cyber bullying, obscene or offensive content, pornography, hateful messages, and sexual predators. Children are naturally curious and may not always know when an online situation is unsafe. Fortunately, Norton Family can help monitor your child’s online activity. NOTE TO PARENTS: If you face any issues with the app on your child's device, send us an email



  • Would be great if it didn’t easily uninstall.

    This app installs a vpn profile and Norton’s own browser on my iPhone 6. It allowed for blacklist and whitelist of websites. That is the best part. The browser was working great on WiFi and cellular LTE. Then I tested the vpn. I easily uninstalled the vpn with my phone password and safari was back with regular norton filtering of safe search and its websites but my blacklist of websites were not filtered! This renders the app useless. Please fix this app ASAP. Please require the user to sign into the Norton account to get a password to uninstall the vpn. This would give it the right protection it needs. This app could be great. We need more apps like this that works. I believe this app would be great if the vpn was not easily uninstalled. Please fix it so I can change the rating to five stars.
  • What is this??

    By Drj387205
    I want to use this app to check some of my kids usage when I am on the go... but I need to register my phone as a child’s one... no other option Norton: u can do better!!!

    By AH1U0AQ
    Worst app on the App Store. I would like to rate it a 0/5 but I can’t.
  • Crashes on iPad

    By FelixTN
    I am disappointed with this app for the iPad. Twice already I had to delete and reinstall the Profile management because it blocked not 1 but 7 properties that I have not chosen. The crash was so bad that I could not even access the Norton to get online Also, I could not access some apps that I was able to use just a few hours earlier. Please fix the issue. The reason I gave one star review is because, as long as it is working, the Norton Family app for iPad is good for keeping kids safe online.
  • This is so bad it’s actually funny

    By Bxudhx
    So first off you can just get rid of it by going to general and device management and deleting this. Second, it only works for safari so that’s even more dumb. If a kid really wanted to get past it they would just get chrome if they haven’t already. Third, it’s just bad overall.
  • User Interface

    By The Pig Lord
    It works well other than the cuts being not very smooth and the keyboard above the keyboard reminding me of the old iPhone keyboard.
  • Awful

    By DukeSteelerFan
    This app is terrible. All it does is disable random apps, not actually helping anything. I do not recommend wasting your time with this app.
  • Won’t even work...

    By Epicdude3636
    So I was going to watch some regular YouTube on my IPad when it asked me for my “Username and Password.” I never went through the process of this, because my parents did it for me. At the bottom it showed me a website for help, but if I don’t have access to a web browser, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE?!?! ARE YOU EXPECTING ME TO PAY $500 FOR ANOTHER ELECTRONIC?!?! In conclusion, don’t ask for the “Username and Password” ever again, and stop restricting apps like Google. Just Stop. My parents said they will delete this. And I’m glad to do so.
  • ruins freedom

    By 6272rays
    completely ruins the freedom of having a phone
  • Should be called Norton Family Web Browser

    By TexJones
    That’s all this is. It only disables access to Safari it doesn’t delete it. If you are downloading this app then that is exactly what you want to do. Apple does not allow monitoring of safari so to get monitoring and blocking you have to use this app. This app is just a web browser BUT it tracks history and blocks sites. It’s for protecting your children from content you do not want them exposed to. It works. You view the logs on the Norton Family site NOT within this app.