By Koala Safe Pty Ltd
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
KoalaSafe is a parental control tool to set up internet time limits, block inappropriate apps and sites, and see analytics of where kids spend time online. Works across all devices in the home, controlled by a simple smartphone app.
This app is the companion app to the KoalaSafe child-safe wireless router. You need the router to unlock all the functions, but feel free to download it and explore the power you would have if you purchased the router.
Simply create an account to setup the schedule of when your kids can go online and the type of content they can view.
Find out more at http://koalasafe.com
What's New in Version 1.23.1
* Bug fixes
* Better pairing
Serviceable - needs work
The system does allow you to create & control three levels of scheduled hours: primary, homework and off internet access, where you can set the definitions of what sites are allowed for primary (most) & homework (Spotify only). You can also view cumulative daily usage. And from your phone you can alter the current status with a few clicks. But there is a one desperately needed improvements, one annoying bug, and few other options that would raise this review to 5⭐️.
Limits need to able to be set so that if a user's cumulative daily use exceeds X number of hours access will switch to homework (or off). This adaptivity on top of the scheduling of hours is a critical need for setting limits for older kids. It would also be nice to have some color coding in the graphs of types of usage.
The bug (argh!) is that the In-App guided help keeps restarting when I re-open the app. It means I have to click through about 6 guided highlights several times a week.
Overall the system is a HUGE improvement over nothing (and the Windows fixed and unadaptable hours), but work is still needed.