This product has been removed from the lineup because the software is currently unavailable while they do software updates. It will be reconsidered once the software changes are completed.
Familoop is powerful parental software with impressive tools to help keep your children from seeing inappropriate content online. It has an impressive 77 filter categories, which is a lot more than other internet monitoring programs we reviewed. This category list include terms such as religion, politics, news and anime. When you select a category, the program blocks your children from searching for the term or accessing any websites that fall under that classification. You can create a separate user profile for each child and set filters based on their age and maturity level.
If you discover that a specific website your child visits doesn’t fall into a filter category, you can block it by adding the URL to the blacklist. Likewise, if you discover a site Familoop blocks that you’re okay with your children accessing, you can add it to the whitelist. Your kids can then visit that specific site while the rest of the websites under the filter category remain blocked.
When you child attempts to access a blocked website, a message pops up on their computer screen that lets them know it is restricted. You also receive notice that a site was blocked and why. You can opt to have these alerts sent to your email or just wait until you log into the online parental portal. The summary report gives you details about exactly where your child went online, though the program can’t take screenshots of the activity. This means you can’t really assess if a website is okay or if it should be added to the blacklist without visiting it yourself.
Familoop has unique, interactive reports. Even though you can’t see screenshots of a website, you can immediately block it by clicking on the URL. This saves the new setting, and you don’t need to reenter the website information on the formal blacklist.
When you purchase Familoop, you get three licenses. These can be used to monitor computers, tablets and smartphones simultaneously, and the program is compatible with both Windows and Mac devices. You can’t access live support, but the setup wizard is easy to use and the program is very intuitive. If you do need help, Familoop has an online email form, or you can browse the online knowledgebase.
Familoop is a good, easy-to-use website blocking program that lets you restrict what your child does online. You block sites by checking specific filter categories or by adding URLs to the program’s blacklist. Familoop comes with three licenses that can be used on computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones or a combination there of. The program’s biggest drawback is you can’t view screenshots of what your child sees online.