Caroline Knorr

Caroline Knorr

Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
December 04, 2019

How do I decide which parental controls to use?

How do I decide which parental controls to use?
A lot of us don't think about parental controls until after something bad happens (your kid stumbles onto porn, you get into a shouting match over screen time, a group chat goes off the rails). Even if nothing has happened yet, you know it's just a matter of time. In these situations, shutting everything down (what we call the Nuclear Option) feels like the only choice. But in reality, what most of us want—and need—is simple: an extra set of eyes and ears on our kids as they venture into the online world. Still, a just-right solution can be hard to nail down. You can find ...

Thanks for reading. Will you join us?

Help keep Common Sense independent, nonprofit, and ad-free.

Get Common Sense Media Plus to continue reading this exclusive article.

Join PlusSign in

Parents and caregivers: Learn more about Common Sense Media Plus.