Family Protector

Family Protector 10.8

It lets you block website and app access, monitor chat sessions, etc.
5.0  (1 vote)
10.8.5 (See all)

Family Protector is a program for concerned parents who wish to limit their children's access to the Internet and to various apps. This application comes as an alternative to Mac's Parental Control tool and enables you to monitor the children's PC activity and block the access to adult and potentially dangerous websites.

The first thing you need to do when launching this app is to configure its security settings. You can select which webpages and applications to block from access, set intervals of time for Internet usage, configure chat filtering options, and choose the proper recording settings for your PC activities.

Another aspect you need to consider while working with this program is to set an administrator access password. This way, you can make sure your kids won't alter the defined security options.

As soon as you complete configuring the application, you can click the Enable Protection button and resume your work. Family Protector will make sure your kids won't access any websites containing adult or violent content, use unrecommended apps within your Mac or have an inappropriate conversation with a stranger.

To sum things up, this program proves to be a reliable solution when it comes to preventing your kids from surfing on objectionable websites.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Brings an intuitive interface and easy to configure security settings
  • You can block websites and applications access
  • Allows you to record PC activity
  • Lets you export app configurations profile to a file within your PC


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